Man faces several charges following theft investigation

Man faces several charges following theft investigation

On Friday October 7th, 2016, following an ongoing theft investigation and the execution of an arrest warrant, North Bay Police charged a 48-year old North Bay man with:

  • Three counts of possessing stolen credit/debit card; and
  • 12 counts of using a stolen credit/debit card.

It is alleged that from September 21st to 23rd, 2016, the accused was in possession of stolen debit and credit cards belonging to a North Bay resident who had reported her wallet missing to police after someone entered her parked vehicle on Bain Drive sometime overnight between September 20th and 21st. It is also alleged that the accused used the cards’ tap features at checkouts at 12 different businesses on Algonquin Avenue, McKeown Avenue, O’Brien Avenue and Lakeshore Drive to purchase prepaid Visa cards, gift cards, lottery tickets, food items, cigarettes, alcohol and clothing. The total value of the goods purchased was over $1,480.

The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.

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Man accused of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking

On Algonquin Avenue at 5:40 p.m. yesterday (October 11th, 2016), following a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act investigation, officers with the North Bay Police Service’s Street Crime Unit arrested Peter Edward Grills, age 26, of North Bay, suspected of being in possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

Following a police search, he was charged with:
• one count of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking; and
• one count of breach of probation.

Police seized 28.5 grams of cocaine from the accused, with an estimated street value of $3,500.

The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.