Yesterday North Bay Police responded to a break and enter at a residence in the south end of the city. As a result police have arrested and charged:
Waylon Edwards, a 40 year old man with no fixed address with:
One count of break and enter;
One count of possession of break in tools
One count of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime; and
One count of Possession of a schedule one substance.
It is alleged that shortly after 9 am on January 9th the victim found an unknown man in her living room. She asked the man to leave and he complied. The female victim realized that some items were missing and notified the police of what had occurred including a description of the man and the stolen property.
Later in the day police attended an unrelated call at a Lakeshore Drive location and the accused, who matched the description, was located there. He was questioned and subsequently arrested. During a search police identified property belonging to the victim as well as 0.1 grams of methamphetamine.
The man was later released from custody and will appear in the North Bay Courthouse in answer to the charges on February 19th, 2019.
North Bay Police advise people to make their home security a habit with every member of their household. You should a few simple rules in effect and that includes teaching your children to follow these rules;
Use door and window locks. The cost is nothing but your time and takes little energy.
Do not open your door to people you don’t know.
Part of your routine should include closing and locking your garage and shed.
Securing your home makes you less of a target. There is also the “Know your Neighbour” campaign. Knowing and working with your neighbours and police can help keep your neighbourhood safe.
(For more information on the “Know Your Neighbour” campaign you can contact the Community Safety Coordinator at the North Bay Police Service)