North Bay Police Service is reporting that in the last two days they have arrested and charged two people with vehicle thefts.
The first came at just before 5:00 am Monday morning when police attended the scene of a vehicle that had been damaged and abandoned. The vehicle had been reported stolen. Police say they searched the area surrounding the vehicle and found a man lying on the side of the road near the 3000 block of Highway 63. Police report the man was heavily intoxicated and had a bottle of liquor next to him.
A 43-year-old North Bay man has been charged with:
- Driving with more than 80 mg of alcohol in blood
- Care or control while impaired
- Theft of motor vehicle
- Fail to comply with probation order
Police did not have to search for their second vehicle thief, they say she was sitting in the driver’s seat. A report of a suspicious female in a Fisher Street parking lot had been reported in the early hours of September 26. The plates came back as matching those of a stolen vehicle from Trois Rivieres, Que.
Police say the woman drove off before they could investigate. The vehicle and the woman were later located by police in the parking lot of a restaurant on O’Brien Street.
The woman, a 35-year-old from Laval, Que., had methamphetamine tablets in her possession valued at $260, say police.
- The woman has been charged with:
- Possession of property obtained by crime
- Possession of controlled drugs
- Breach of probation
The woman has been held for a bail hearing.