The North Bay Police Service is appealing to the public for help identifying two suspects who attempted to persuade a 9-year old child to leave a park with them.
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on October 2, 2022, the North Bay Police Service received a report that a male and female suspect approached a nine-year old child at Thompson Park near Fisher Street and asked the child to leave with them in their car. The child told her parent, who was in the area, about the incident at which time the parent confronted the suspects and contacted police. The suspects fled the area prior to police arrival and were last seen travelling towards Fisher Street from Thompson Park on foot.
The female suspect is described as:
- Age: 40s or 50s
- Hair: Brown
- Clothing: Blue sweater, black puffy jacket
- Potentially goes by the name “Patricia”
The male suspect is described as:
- Age: 40s or 50s
- Hair: Balding
- Clothing: White tank top, carrying a brown shirt
- Build: Heavyset
- Height: Approximately 5’10”
The North Bay Police Service does not have a description of the suspects’ vehicle at this time.
The North Bay Police Service has increased patrols in the area of Thompson Park.
Parents are reminded to talk to their children about safety precautions they should take when out in public and when interacting with strangers. Children should be reminded they should never go anywhere with a stranger, even if the stranger claims to know the child’s parents. Parents are also encouraged to stay vigilant and keep their children in view when out with them in public places.
Anyone who can identify the suspects or who has additional information about the incident, including security camera or dash cam footage of the area around the time of the incident, is asked to contact the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555 and press 9 to speak with an officer. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can provide information to Near North Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling 1-800-222-8477 or online at https://nearnorthcrimestoppers.com/