Over the weekend, the North Bay Police Service responded to 190 calls for service and arrested and charged 15 people with the following offences:
- One person was charged with one count of mischief under $5000 and two counts of assault with a weapon;
- One person was charged with one count of flight while pursued by police officer under the Criminal Code and issued a part III summons under the Highway Traffic Act for use plates not authorized for vehicle and a part III summons under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act no insurance;
- One person was charged with one count of domestic assault, one count of domestic mischief, two counts of uttering threats and one count of assault with a weapon;
- Three people were charged with public intoxication under the Liquor Licence Act;
- One person was charged with two counts of theft under $5000 (shoplifting) and four counts of breach of probation;
- One person was charged with three counts of theft under $5000 (shoplifting) and one count of breach of probation;
- Three people were charged with theft under $5000 (shoplifting);
- One person was charged with domestic assault and domestic mischief under $5000;
- Two people were charged with domestic assault; and
- One person was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and refuse to provide breath sample.
Domestic violence leads to charges
Following an investigation into a report to police on Saturday morning shortly before 11:30 a.m. regarding two separate incidents of domestic violence, North Bay Police arrested a 31-year old man at his North Bayresidence and charged him with:
- One count of mischief under $5000; and
- Two counts of assault with a weapon.
It is alleged that in April 2015, an argument between the accused and his wife turned violent when he damaged her personal property and then burned her with a heated kitchen knife. She suffered non-life-threatening injuries as a result of this incident. It is also alleged that in November 2015, following another argument between the couple, the accused threatened the victim with a starter pistol.
The accused, whose name the North Bay Police Service is withholding in the interest of protecting the identity of the victim, was held in custody for a bail hearing.
Flight from police leads to charges
Shortly before 9 a.m. on Sunday morning, joint force snowmobile officers of the North Bay Police Service and the North Bay OPP were on general patrol in a marked Ontario Provincial Police cruiser on Lakeshore Drive. Officers observed a male driver in a two-door car parked at the corner of Premier Road and Lakeshore Drive. An MTO query of the vehicle confirmed that the licence plate on the vehicle was attached to the wrong vehicle.
Police approached the vehicle to speak to the driver, who presented a valid driver’s licence and ownership of both vehicles but was unable to provide proof of insurance. While police were making arrangements to have the vehicle towed, the driver fled the scene in his vehicle, northbound on Lakeshore Drive. A police pursuit began but was discontinued in the interest of public safety.
A patrol officer in a North Bay Police Service cruiser located the vehicle a short time later and followed the driver to where he later parked the vehicle, near his downtown residence, where he was arrested.
As a result of the investigation, North Bay Police charged the 21-year old North Bay man with one count of flight from police under the Criminal Code. Police also served the accused with a part III summons under the Highway Traffic Act for use plates not authorized for vehicle, and a part III summons under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act for owner operate vehicle on a highway – no insurance.
The accused, whose vehicle was towed from the scene, was released from custody with a court date scheduled for March 1st, 2016.
Results of festive R.I.D.E. campaign
Results of the North Bay Police Service’s Festive R.I.D.E. campaign, which took place from Friday 27 November 2015 to Sunday 3 January 2016, are in.
659 vehicles were stopped during R.I.D.E. and four drivers were charged:
- A 19-year old male driver was charged with impaired driving;
- A 23-year old male driver was charged with impaired driving and drive over 80 mg of alcohol in blood;
- A 45-year old male driver was charged with drive over 80 mg of alcohol in blood; and
- A 47-year old female was charged with drive over 80 mg of alcohol in blood.