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North Bay Police Reports

April 6, 2010

The North Bay Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a male who has recently been reported missing. 41 year old Arthur James BURNS (DOB:20Jan69) was last seen at the North Bay General Hospital (Scollard site) on the 5th April, 2010 at approximately 1300Hrs.

Mr. Burns is described as a Native male 5’11”, approximately 170 lbs. shoulder length black hair with a goatee, and having tattoos on both arms.

He was last seen wearing a black and blue t-shirt worn beneath a red short sleeved sweater, and khaki pants.

April 6, 2010

RIDE STATS

During this past Easter Weekend, officers of the North Bay Police Service conducted RIDE stops within North Bay.
They stopped over 100 vehicles and none of the drivers had consumed any alcohol.

ASSIST FROM OPP

On the 31st of March of this year Cst. Mark McLeod of the North Bay Police Service commenced an investigation into allegations of a woman being continually harassed as well as an incident in Aug of 2009 where this same woman was held against her will and threatened.
The officer sought an arrest warrant for a male suspect and on the 1st of April the Ontario Provincial Police arrested a suspect in the Mattawa area and transported him to North Bay Police Headquarters.
Ronald GUILBEAULT 42 years old of Highway 630 in Mattawa is charged with Forcible Confinement, Threatening and Criminal Harassment. He was kept in custody for a bail hearing.

DISPUTE WITH KNIFE

On the 2nd of April it is alleged that while at a North Bay home with a small gathering present, a woman assaulted another woman and allegedly held a knife to the victim’s throat.
This matter was reported to Csts. Jeff Warner and Ross Lingley of the North Bay Police who attended a North Bay residence and arrested a female suspect.
Joanne POITRAS 54 years old of Fourth Av. E. is charged with Assault With a Weapon and Threatening. She was kept in custody for a bail hearing.

ARSON

On the 2nd of April at approximately 1:30 PM a fire was set on a trail near the 1200 block of Glenwood Av. in North Bay. The fire spread to a temporary garage causing a minimal amount of damage. The North Bay Fire Department arrived and extinguished the fire.
At the time, a white male youth approximately 12 years old with dirty blond hair was seen nearby. At that time he was wearing a blue shirt with white numbers.

STOLEN VEHICLE

Overnight on the 1st of April thieves stole a 1991 Plymouth Sundance 4 door beige vehicle was stolen from the 100 block of Third Av. W.

April 7, 2010

MISSING PERSON RETURNS

The North Bay Police Service would like to thank our media friends who assisted us in locating a previously reported missing person.
Arthur BURNS had been reported missing by our Service yesterday afternoon.
Yesterday evening Mr. Burns walked into our Station on Princess St. W.
Our thanks go out to our media friends.

ELECTRIC BIKES

Recently, members of the North Bay Police have had occasion to deal with electric bikes on roadways.
Our Service would caution the general motoring public that there are rules pertaining to the usage of these vehicles on roadways.
Acting Sgt. James Kilroy of the Traffic Section in our Service would be pleased to advise any media agency on the rules pertaining to these vehicles.
He can be reached through our general number 497-5555 and further, citizens may avail themselves of information through an Ontario Ministry of Transportation web site:
www.mto.gov.on.ca.english/dandv/vehicle/emerging/

April 8, 2010

KEPT BUSY

Overnight on the 7th of April Csts. Barry McIntosh and Bill Gainforth along with other officers of the North Bay Police Service were kept busy with a bush party that took place in the Laurentian Av. & McKay Av.area of the city.
Several youths then left this party and attempted to enter into parked vehicles on those streets.
Within this time period commencing at approximately 9:30 PM, a garage was broken into and several guitars and an amplifier were stolen. The individuals responsible were caught and the property was returned.
There was also a Saturn vehicle set on fire that had to be extinguished by the North Bay Fire Department and further that was totally destroyed. A neighbouring home had the siding damaged for several thousand dollars in damage and another home deck was damaged for approximately $2000. In damage.
The investigation continues and at the time of this release charges are pending.
Our Service would request the assistance of the public in providing any further information on these illegal activities. Calls can be made at our general number of 497-5555 or by calling Crime Stoppers at 476-8477.

STOLEN VEHICLE

Overnight on the 6th of April, thieves stole a light blue/grey 2003 Dodge Caravan from the 400 block of Lakeshore Dr. The Ont. licence number of this vehicle is AXVX 882.

April 9, 2010

ARRESTS FROM PARTY

Yesterday the North Bay Police Service released information about a bush party that had occurred in the area of Laurentian Av. and McKay Av.
We are now reporting that the investigation is ongoing and also that Csts. Chris Johnson and Barry McIntosh arrested 2 youths in relation to the break and enter that had occurred within a garage.
At that time, various guitars were stolen, however the property was recovered and charges of Break & Enter and Theft and are to appear in court in June.

April 12, 2010

DRUG BUST

On the 8th of April during the late afternoon hours members of the North Bay Police Street Crime Unit arrested 3 individuals in relation to the illegal possession of Oxycodone. This arrest was conducted within a North Bay home after a search warrant was executed.
The street value is approximately $16,000. And during this same time period the Street Crime Unit also seized two motor vehicles with a value of $25,000. and $2000. in cash seized under assets of forfeiture legislation.
Lisa CORMIER 32 years old and Ryan FATUM 34 years old both of Lakeshore Dr. are charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime. Both are to appear in court on the 1st of July.
Michael BILODEAU 30 years old of Duke St. W. is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking and Failing to Comply with Recognizance of Bail. He was kept in custody for a bail hearing.

ROBBERY

On the 10th of April just before midnight a couple approached a single female on Front St. at Kehoe St. in North Bay.
It is alleged that at that time the female confronted the victim and demanded a ring that she had. The victim was then pushed and she had cash taken from her pocket.
The couple then fled to an alleyway towards Cassells St.
There are described as:
1-male white, 17 to 18 years old, small build and wearing blue jeans and a white spring jacket with a black design on it. The clothes were baggy and he also had a hood over his head.
2-female white, 15 to 17 years old, 5’4, medium build with an earring in her left eyebrow and at the time he wore a purple hooded sweater.

BREAK & ENTER

Overnight on the 10th of April thieves entered a garage in the 300 block of Rancier St. and stole a Yakuza Ammo mountain bike. It is described as a man’s bike, lime green in colour with the word Ammo written on the front forks and also had a larger front wheel.

April 13, 2010

GIFT CARDS?????????

On the 10th of April a male purchased cash gift cards from 2 convenience stores within the city.
One of the purchases was for $3800. And the other was for $6000.
A Visa and Mastercard were used in these purchases.
At this time Cst. Jeff Warner of the North Bay Police is investigating both instances to verify the legitimacy of these purchases.

DAMAGE TO WINDOWS

Overnight on the 10th of April the front door and window to the Northland Automotive building in the 800 block of First Av. E.
The damage was estimated at $1000.
Also overnight on the 10th of April rocks were thrown through windows at the Ontario Northland building in the 900 block of Worthington St. E.
The damage is estimated at $8000.
Overnight on the 10th of April rocks were thrown through numerous windows at the ONR apartment complex on Oak St. along with vehicle windows. At this time it is unknown what the damage is to this area.
Cst. Jeff Warner of the North Bay Police Service is investigating all of these incidents.

April 14, 2010

2 FOR THEFTS FROM VEHICLES

On the 14th of April at approximately 12:30 AM Cst. Jeff Warner of the North Bay Police attended the area of Champlain and Oakdale Sts in North Bay in regards to youths going through vehicles.
At this time the officer stopped and arrested 2 young offenders.
A 15 year old male youth is charged with Possession of Stolen Property and Breach of Probation.
A 17 year youth is charged with Possession of Stolen Property, Trespass by Night and Breach of Probation.
Both youths were kept in custody for a bail hearing.

DRUG RAID

On the 12th of April at approximately 7:30 PM officers from the Street Crime Unit of the North Bay Police Service executed a search warrant on a home within the city.
The officers seized marijuana , cocaine and percocets.
Alex TORRES 37 years old of Main St. E. is charged with 3 Counts of Possession for the Purpose.
Maria TORRES 36 years old of Main St. E. is charged with 2 Counts of Possession for the Purpose.
Both remain in custody for a bail hearing,

STARTING EARLY

On the 13th of April Csts. Barry MacIntosh and Dan Shepstone of the North Bay Police arrested a young offender in regards to stolen cheques which he allegedly endorsed.
The officers had to attend his school where the male youth resisted and fought the officers.
The 17 year old youth is charged with 2 Counts of Uttering Forged Documents, 2 Counts of Fraud, Possession of Stolen property, Breach of Recognizance and 2 Counts of Probation. He remains in custody for a bail hearing.

SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE

Overnight on the 13th of April vandals smashed various construction vehicles windows parked at the Battano Construction on Wallace Rd.
During this same time period Malcolm Auto Repairs on Wallace Rd. had rocks thrown through their sign and CD&G on Mountain View Dr. had some 20 vehicle windows smashed.
The vandals also stole tools from Battano Construction and these are described as impact wrenches, tool boxes, laser levels, Eastwind hammers and sensors for pouring concrete.
The total value of this damage is estimated at over $10,000 and the theft is estimated at over $2500.

SUSPICIOUS

On the 13th of April between the hours of 5 and 6 AM a female jogger was going through the downtown section of Callander when she was followed by a white pickup truck that would stop on occasion in various driveways and then wait for her and then follow her again. At one point the vehicle made a u turn and passed by her again.

April 15, 2010

WOLF SIGHTINGS

On the 15th of April at a little after midnight the North Bay Police Service received a call about wolves seen in the Milani Rd. area of the city.
Shortly after at approximately 1 AM Cst. Randy Adair of our Service spotted 2 yearling wolf cubs in good health running on Chippewa St. and then make their way along the creek near Fisher St.

DRUG BUST

On the 15th of April shortly after 2 AM Cst. Randy Adair of the North Bay Police stopped a motor vehicle within the city. At this time there were 3 occupants within and the officer then received back up by other officers.
A subsequent investigation of this incident revealed 19 grams of cocaine within the vehicle and a large sum of small denominations of cash.
A female young offender was arrested and charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in Cocaine and is to appear in court at a later date.
Michael ARMSTRONG 30 years old of lakeshore Dr. is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in cocaine and was kept in custody for a bail hearing.
Shayne VAILLANCOURT 21 years old of Regina St. is charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in Cocaine and also was kept in custody for a bail hearing.

April 16, 2010

VANDALS CAUGHT

On the 15th of April at approximately 9:30 PM Cst. Brad Reaume of the North Bay Police Service attended a North Bay home and arrested two young offenders in relation to previous damage to windows.
Our Service had previously reported that over $10,000. worth of damage was caused to windows and a sign in the Wallace Rd area of the city.
A 13 and a 15 year old boy were arrested and charged with Theft Under $5000. , and Mischief Over $5000. in relation to these broken windows.
They are to attend court at a later date.

BREAK & ENTER

On the 15th of April between the hours of 6:30 PM and 7:40 PM thieves broke into a residence in the 1100 block of Ferguson St.
Once inside they stole an Acer computer, monitor and 2 cyber acoustic speakers, a wireless Bell modem, a Panasonic phone, a white winter jacket, a silver coloured DVD player, and a Kodak camera that was all carried away in a white laundry basket.

TRAFFIC BLITZ

The North Bay Police Service Traffic Section will be blitzing the main arteries to the city this coming Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (April 19, 20, 21) in regards to speeding violations.
Citizens are reminded that the speed limit within the city is 50 Km per hour. Main arteries such as Lakeshore Dr., Trout Lake Rd., Algonquin Av. and Fisher St. that are all 4 lanes.
Officers will be enforcing the speed limits and specifically there will be a concerted effort on the above days.

April 20, 2010

Further to Report of Robbery

Upon completion of investigation of the report of Robbery this morning, North Bay Police D/Cst/ Scott McFarlane advises that he has charged William McDaid, age-29, of McIntyre Street in North Bay with Theft (of cash) from Mac’s Mart on Cassells Street this Morning. McDaid was also wanted by North Bay Police for Fail to Appear on a previous Theft charge in North Bay and is presently at the North Bay Provincial Court for a Bail-hearing. North Bay Police are thanking members of the public for assisting in the location and Identification of this suspect.

April 20, 2010

Threatening Serious Injury

On April 19, 2010 at approximately 0400, a 57-year-old man was at a local coffee shop on Cassells Street, with friends when a 40-year-old female entered the coffee shop and became belligerent while addressing the male. She then threatened to slit his throat. The male, fearing for his safety immediately left the coffee shop, went home and called the police to complain of the threats. Cst. Marshall of the North Bay Police later attended the court house on Plouffe Street, at 1010 AM, and arrested Linda Mcleod of Lakeshore Drive in North Bay. Upon searching her she was found to have a quantity of a controlled substance in her possession. She was charged with Threatening and Possession of a Controlled Substance and held for Bail.

ROBBERY BEING INVESTIGATED

North Bay Police Officers are currently investigating a reported robbery at the Mac’s Mart at 621 Cassells Street in North Bay, this morning at 7:25 AM. It is alleged a lone male entered the store and grabbed the cash bag, then fled north bound on Cassells Street on foot. Day shift patrol officers flooded the area and sealed off a four block area from First Avenue to Fifth Avenue, searching for the culprit. The assistance of the OPP with a tracking dog was employed in the search.
At 08:43, a 29-year-old male suspect was arrested in the area by North Bay Police and taken into custody. D/Cst’s McFarlane & Robertson of the Street Crime unit are continuing the investigation.

April 21, 2010

BACKPACK THEFT

Police are investigating the theft of a backpack from a 44-year-old female last night at approximately 11:20 PM, while she was talking on a pay phone on 500 block of Fisher Street. Unknown male approached while she was talking on the phone and grabbed the backpack which was on her shoulder and fled towards First Avenue. The green and brown packsack contained cash and personal papers and Identification.
Police are looking for a white male, 5’8”, and 35-40 years old wearing a blue or white t-shirt, and jeans or shorts.

THEFT OF TRUCK

Truck stolen from the CTC parking lot on McKeown Street last night was parked with a For Sale sign on it while an employee was at work at the store. The theft was discovered at 9:00 PM last night. The truck bearing Ont. Plates #1808CA is a 1997 Dodge RAM extended cab 2-tone dark green and silver.

April 22, 2010

MISSING PERSON Marion STACEY – Found

North Bay Police would like to advise the Media that Marion Stacey has been found and would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating her.

April 22, 2010

Fatal Hit and Run Suspect Arrested in North Bay

A man wanted in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident Sunday night in Saint-Lin-Laurentides Quebec has been arrested. Officers of the Surete du Quebec requested the assistance of the North Bay Police Service after learning that the accused, 50 year Etienne Anglehart had fled their Province. The investigation revealed that he was in North Bay with relatives. Detective Constables Levasseur and McFarlane of our Service arrested him in the West End of the City on April 20th, 2010. He has since been returned to Quebec to face charges of Impaired causing death and Fail to Remain Causing death.

April 22, 2010

TRAFFIC SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT

Speeding on the main arteries leading in and out of the City core has become a safety issue recognized by both the citizens of North Bay and the North Bay Police Service. The City of North Bay has resurfaced and/or widened these arteries resulting in improved roadways. As a result however, speeds travelled on these roadways have increased.

Recent media releases speaking to this issue have been made. Enforcement efforts of the North Bay Police Service Traffic Section focusing on excessive speed on the main arteries leading in and out of the core of the City have revealed that many drivers in North Bay are now driving within the posted speed limit of 50 km/hr. Unfortunately far too many drivers continue to drive a near highway speeds within the city limits.

As a result, enhanced speed enforcement efforts will continue through the Traffic Office of the North Bay Police Service targeting specifically Algonquin Avenue, Lakeshore Drive, Fisher Street and Trout Lake Road. Teams of officers will be deployed to the problem areas and laser radar will be utilized. These efforts will continue until acceptable levels of compliance are met and the level of safety that the citizens of North Bay expect and deserve is reached.

Drivers on these roadways are reminded that the posted speed limit on these roadways is a maximum of 50 km/hr in optimum conditions.

MISSING PERSON

The North Bay Police Service is requesting the assistance of the public in locating the following Missing Person.
Marion STACEY
DOB 1955/06/28
Age: 54 yrs.
She is believed to be operating a blue 2006 Nissan Murano bearing Ontario License plates AZHH 707, and was last seen leaving her residence on April 20th, 2010 at approximately 7pm.

Anyone having information on the whereabouts of Marion STACEY are asked to contact the North Bay Police Service at (705) 497-5555 or your local Police Service.

April 23, 2010

DRUG BUST

North Bay Police Cst. Greg Dix attended a parking at 1040 Clarence Street in North Bay at 8:10 PM last night after an anonymous tip that two individuals were dealing drugs from a parked car on Clarence Street. A 34-year-old passenger of the vehicle was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled substance and Breach of Probation. He was later released to appear in court at a later time.
The driver is alleged to have locked herself in the car and began to conceal quantities of suspected drugs in her vagina. She was arrested and eventually a quantity of cocaine was seized from the back seat of the police Car. A quantity of cash was also seized.
Amber Lee Dibartolomeo of Stone Road in Callander is charged under the Controlled Drugs & Substances Act with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking. She is being held for a bail hearing today.

April 26, 2010

STOLEN VEHICLE—-ARREST

On the 24th of April at approximately 6:30 PM Csts. Chris Johnson and Steve Carleton of the North Bay Police arrested a man in relation to a stolen vehicle that had been taken from a local hotel. The man was also charged with Impaired Driving and Driving with Over the Legal Limit as well as a Theft Over $5000.
Wade PAQUIN 29 years old of No Fixed Address was kept in custody for a bail hearing in relation to these charges.

SURPRISE VISITOR

On the 24th of April at approximately 9:40 AM it is alleged that a man woke up within his North Bay home and found a man sitting in a chair beside him.
The owner called the North Bay Police and Csts. Dave Wilson and Robin Boucher of our Service attended and arrested the uninvited guest. It is also alleged that the intruder had stolen cash from the victim.
Miodrag TOMICI 20 years old of Cholette St. is charged with Break and Enter and Commit and is to appear in court on the 8th of June.

SWORD FIGHT

On the 23rd of April at approximately 2:30 AM it is alleged that while at a party within a North Bay home, a partygoer grabbed a sword and struck another man over the head. It is further alleged that this attacker then took a kitchen knife and cut another man in the hand and a second male in the face, It is unknown at this time what the injuries consisted of.
It is also alleged that one of the partygoers was struck with a wrench.
Cst. Mark McLeod and Det. Cst. Paul Brewer of the North Bay Police investigated the matter and at 1 PM later that day they arrested one suspect in relation to these alleged incidents. The officers also arrested two other males earlier in the day and charged them as well.
Arthur MAILLOT 20 years old from Trout Lake Rd. is charged with Aggravated Assault, and 2 counts of Assault With a Weapon. He remains in custody for a bail hearing.
Lester BOYER 21 years old of Yellick Trail in West Nipissing and Colin SULLIVAN 20 years old, of Gregory Dr. in North Bay are charged with Break and Enter, Assault With a Weapon and Mischief. Both were kept in custody for a bail hearing.

April 27, 2010

STOLEN BUCKET TRUCK

Sometime on the 24th or 25th of April, someone stole a 1993 Blue Ford 450 truck with Ontario Plates 446 8RW, ladders and a bucket on the roof and the name “Custom On Demand” on the doors. The vehicle was parked at an Alignment Center for work.

BREAK & ENTER & THEFT – CALLANDER

On April 26th between 1800 & 2300 someone broke into an apartment at 980 Main North in Callander through a back door and stole a PS3 console with two controllers, a Bluetooth, two PS3 video games, as well as an ACER laptop and black packsack.

BREAK & ENTER & THEFT – NORTH BAY

At 0330 today, a man woke up to find someone in his house on the 500 Block of Kehoe Street. The intruder grabbed the man’s wallet and ran from the house. The Suspect is described as 5’ 7”, 120 lbs with medium length brown hair.

April 27, 2010

STOLEN BUCKET TRUCK – Recovered

Police have recovered the 1993 Blue Ford 450 truck with Ontario Plates 446 8RW, reported as stolen today. Police would like to thank the Public for their assistance.

April 28, 2010

BREAK & ENTER

On the 25th of April between the hours of 9:15 PM and 11:30 PM thieves entered a residence in the 900 block of Cassells St. and stole several DVDs, a passport and cash.

Overnight on the 27th of April thieves forced their way into a shed in the 200 block of 3rd Av. E.
They then stole a DMR brand $2000. Bicycle. It is further described as being black in colour, with letters “243 Racing” written on it and is a dirt jumper style of bike.

QUICK THEFT

On the 26th of April at approximately 7 AM a man left his high end bicycle leaning on a fence in the 1300 block of Lakeshore Dr.
The victim then had a short walk on the property when he heard a vehicle door slam.
He went to investigate and saw that his bicycle was no longer there and a van driving away Northbound on Lakeshore Dr.
The bicycle is described as being an IBIS brand, 21 speed, carbon fibre and dark grey is colour. This bike is valued at between $5000. and $6000.
The van is described as being an older model with weathered black paint.

April 30, 2010

TARP SET ON FIRE

On the 29th of April shortly before midnight a tarp covering a motorcycle in the 100 block of Marshall Av. was set on fire.
A quick response by the North Bay Fire Department resulted in only the motorcycle seat being damaged other than the tarp.
At this time there are no suspects.

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