On Monday, November 22, 2021, members of the North Bay Police Service arrested and charged a 40-year old man with Break and Enter.
The accused in this incident is William John MCLEOD, male, age 40 of North Bay, who is charged with:
- One count of Break, Enter a place – with intent to commit indictable offence
- One count of Possession Break In Instruments
At approximately 6:45 a.m. on Monday, November 22, 2021, members of the North Bay Police Service responded to a Break and Enter to a business on Memorial Drive, North Bay.
The accused entered the business through an exterior window, causing damage to the window in the process. The accused then tried to gain entry to another area inside the business and damaged an interior door in the process.
The victim in this incident was alerted to the presence of the accused by a security system. The victim attended the location and detained the accused until police arrived.
Members of the North Bay Police Service located and arrested the accused inside the business.
The accused was released on an Undertaking and will appear before the Court on January 4, 2022.
The North Bay Police Service advises members of the public not to physically confront individuals involved in criminal activity. Individuals committing criminal acts can be unpredictable when confronted and could potentially be armed with various types of weapons. To ensure your safety, get to a safe location away from the individual and call 911 immediately to await the arrival of Police. If it is safe to do so, try to get a good look at the individual so you can provide a thorough description to police. North Bay Police Officers receive extensive training and are properly equipped to deal with and de-escalate dangerous situations that can result from intervening in a criminal incident. Thankfully in this incident, no one was harmed and the accused was arrested and charged by police.