On June 8th 2019 police were called to a downtown North Bay intersection in relation to two males having a dispute over a bicycle. The investigation resulted in the arrest of:
James DEVEAUX, age 20, of North Bay who is charged with:
- One count of Possession of Property Obtained By Crime Under $5000;
- One count of Possession of Break-In Instruments; and
- One count of breach of probation.
It is alleged that on the morning of June 7th, the victim’s mountain bike was stolen from his front porch.
On June 8th, 2019 at approximately 3:25 p.m., the victim observed the accused with his stolen bicycle at an intersection in downtown North Bay. The victim confronted the accused and called the police.Police attended the scene and placed the accused under arrest for being in possession of the stolen bicycle.
When the accused was searched police discovered a number of tools and evidence that resulted in the Possession of break-in Instruments charge.
The accused was released from custody and will appear in court on June 18th 2019 in answer to the charges.
Our community is not immune to bicycle theft so North Bay Police advise bicycle owners to take a few minutes to not only document the serial number of your bicycle but use your smart phone to take a picture of it. A quality image impacts the success of an investigation and has a tremendous impact during court proceedings.