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Man arrested for Break & Enter, Arson, Assault

January 19, 2022

On January 18, 2022, members of the North Bay Police Service arrested and charged a 34-year old North Bay man in relation to break and enter, theft, and arson offenses at two residences. The accused was later charged with assault of police officers.

The accused in this incident is Nathan Christopher MADISON, male, age 34 of North Bay, who is charged with:

  • One count of break, Enter dwelling house – commit indictable offense
  • One count of Uttering Threats – Damage Property
  • One count of Fail to Comply with Probation Order
  • One count of Arson – Disregard for Human Life
  • Two counts of Assault a Peace Officer
  • One count of Theft Under $5000

It is alleged that at approximately 3:00 a.m. on January 18, 2022, the accused committed a break and enter to a residence on Fraser Street, North Bay, entering through and causing substantial damage to an exterior window. While in the residence, the accused is alleged to have consumed several items of food before leaving. As a result of the damage to the exterior window, water pipes at the residence froze, resulting in significant damage to property.

At approximately 5:45 p.m. on January 18, 2022, the accused attended a residence on Cassells Street, North Bay. The accused knocked on the front door and was met by the victim who was a resident at the location. The accused accosted the victim and made threats to damage the residence. The accused then poured a liquid accelerant on the front porch of the residence and lit the accelerant causing a fire. The victim was able to extinguish the fire and contacted police.

A witness at the time observed the accused travel from the Cassells Street residence to the residence on Fraser Street at which the accused had earlier committed the break and enter offense. Members of the North Bay Police Service attended the location where a victim who was a resident at that location confirmed the presence of the accused. Police located the accused at the Fraser Street residence and arrested him.

At approximately 7:50 p.m. on January 18, 2022, while in police custody, the accused assaulted two North Bay Police Service officers. The officers sustained minor physical injuries as a result.

The victims and accused in this incident are not known to one another.

The accused is currently in custody awaiting a bail hearing at the North Bay Courthouse.