Thursday morning (May 16th) North Bay Police responded to three complaints of break-ins. Two on Regina Street and one on Trout Lake Road in North Bay.
The first report on Regina Street involved entry into an unlocked shed in the backyard of a residence. A small quantity of Christmas decorations were stolen.
At the second Regina Street residence an unlocked garage was entered and camping equipment was removed.
The third break in on Trout Lake Road involved the entry of an unlocked garage and the theft of a 2018 Nakamura 700C mountain bike.
At one Regina Street location the victim did wake up in the night and see a person on a bicycle towing a small trailer in front of their home. Police are looking to identify and speak to this individual. No other description is available.
The investigations are continuing.
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 nearnorthcrimestoppers.com.
North Bay Police remind the public that there are steps we have to take to safeguard our property. Your list should include;
- Ensuring we lock up our doors and windows including our outbuildings nightly.
- Put that bicycle in the locked shed or garage and make certain your vehicle doors are locked.
- Consider motion sensor lighting. It can stop people from concealing their movements in the dark.
- Ensure that shrubs and hedges around your property are maintained to allow clear lines of sight to all accessible windows and doors.
- Get to know your neighbours and join forces by looking out for each other's properties.
The more difficult you make it for thieves, the more likely it is that they will move along. Be aware of suspicious people or vehicles in your neighbourhood and call police immediately if you’re concerned.We will respond to these calls.