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North Bay Police Arrest, Charge Two Men with Assault, Weapons Offenses

September 27, 2021

On Friday, September 24, 2021, members of the North Bay Police Service responded to reports of an individual threatening a victim with a firearm in front of a residence in the 800-block of Cedar Street, North Bay.

The accused in this incident are James Aloysius DEVEAUX, male, age 22 of North Bay, and Prinz River Isaah SUTHERLAND, male, age 27.

James DEVEAUX is charged with:

  • One count of Pointing a Firearm
  • One count of Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • One count of Uttering Threats – Cause death or Bodily Harm
  • Two counts of Fail to Comply with Probation Order
  • Five counts of Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order

Prinz SUTHERLAND is charged with:

  • One count of Assault with a Weapon
  • Name
  • Address
  • Contact Number(s)
  • Email Address
  • External Camera View (what street or roadway can be viewed?)

At approximately 9:00AM on Friday, September 24, 2021, the two accused in this incident were reportedly involved in an altercation with the victim, who is known to the accused, in front of a residence in the 800-block of Cedar Street, North Bay. It is then alleged that, during the altercation, a firearm was pointed at the victim and the victim was struck with a blunt object.

Members of the North Bay Police Service and the North Bay Police Service’s Emergency Response Team were dispatched and contained the scene in order to ensure public safety. Working with our community partners, nearby St. Joseph-Scollard Hall Catholic Secondary School and École Secondaire Catholique Algonquin were contacted and put into Hold and Secure status for the safety of staff and students.

Both accused were arrested a short time after the incident occurred. An investigation led to the recovery of a BB gun at the scene.

Security camera footage from the area assisted police in identifying and locating the accused. Individuals in North Bay who have security cameras on their property are encouraged to join the North Bay Police Service’s Security Camera Resource and Mapping (SCRAM) initiative. SCRAM helps police know where security cameras are located to assist in gathering evidence and solving crimes. Registering with SCRAM does not give police access to your security cameras and you are allowed to deny requests from police for footage. Individuals interested in joining SCRAM can email [email protected]. We will require the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Contact Number(s)
  • Email Address
  • External Camera View (what street or roadway can be viewed?)