News Releases

Break and Enter Charge Laid

November 4, 2019

North Bay Police have laid criminal charges in response to a reported break in at Memorial Gardens in North Bay on the evening of October 31st.

It is alleged that on October 31st, shortly after 8:00 p.m. the accused and another unknown suspect entered Memorial Gardens wearing masks and carrying backpacks. The two made their way to an area where food and drinks were located and began taking some items when they were approached by staff who were working at the time. Both individuals attempted to flee but the accused was apprehended and detained until police arrival. The accused assaulted an employee in attempting to flee.

No property was taken however the second individual did flee on foot. The second individual was wearing a dark mask and a dark coat.

The young person arrested has been charged with;

  • One Count of Break, Enter with Intent to Commit;
  • One Count of Disguise with Intent; and
  • One Count of Assault with a Weapon

The investigation continues.

The accused will appear in court in December 2019 to answer to the charges.

In accordance with Canada’s Youth Criminal Justice Act, the North Bay Police Service will not be releasing the name, or any other information, that may lead to the identification of the accused.

Anyone with information that may assist police with this investigation is asked to call the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555 and select option 9 to speak to a police officer.

For those who wish to remain anonymous, contact Near North Crime Stoppers, by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by submitting a tip online at