Man faces charges for historic break-ins

Man faces charges for historic break-ins

Yesterday, following a number of historic break and enter and theft investigations, which included the gathering of evidence at the scenes by the North Bay Police Service’s Forensic Identification Officers, North Bay Police arrested Leonard Steven Michael Hollett, age 52, at his North Bay residence and charged him with:

  • Three counts of break, enter and commit theft;
  • One count of attempt break and enter; and
  • One count of possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.

It is alleged that on October 17th, 2008, the accused broke into a business located on Fisher Street and stole a number of retail items estimated at over $8000 in value. As a result of this investigation, he faces the charge of break and enter and commit theft.

On October 27th, 2009, at approximately 3 a.m., North Bay Police responded to a report of a large transport truck found idling outside a residence on Fourth Avenue East. Police spoke with the registered owner of the truck, who identified the truck as stolen. Further, police spoke with the homeowner, who informed police that someone had attempted to break-in to the residence. As a result of this investigation, Hollet was charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5000 and attempt break and enter.

It is alleged that on February 16th, 2016, the accused broke into a residence on Front Street and stole belongings estimated in excess of $17,000. As a result of this investigation, he faces the charge of break and enter and commit theft.

It is alleged that on April 21st, 2016, the accused broke into a business on Main Street West, broke into a drawer inside the business that contained a cash box and stole approximately $100 in cash. As a result of this investigation, he faces the charge of break and enter and commit theft.

The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.

How to submit a tip
North Bay Police continue to investigate a number of recent break-ins previously reported to the media. Anyone with information that may assist police with these investigations is asked to contact the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555. For those who wish to remain anonymous, there are three ways to contact Near North Crime Stoppers. Call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text the word “Nipper” plus tip information to CRIMES (274637), or submit a tip online at nearnorthcrimestoppers.com.