Police say a meeting for coffee has resulted in a female victim being assaulted and damage done to her vehicle.

Monday afternoon, North Bay Police responded to a call of a disturbance. As a result of the investigation, police have arrested and charged a 40-year-old man from North Bay with:

  • One count Mischief Under $5000
  • One count of Assault
  • One count of Cause Disturbance
  • One count of Breach of Probation

Police say the female victim and the accused were meeting for a coffee. The accused entered the victim’s car in an agitated state and was asked to exit. The accused caused damage to the car’s interior and at one point struck the victim’s face with his hand, causing a minor injury. The accused exited the car and continued to be belligerent and yelling at the victim causing concern to several people in the area.

North Bay Police attended and observed the accused to still be in an agitated state and yelling. The accused was subsequently arrested.

The man has been held for a bail hearing in relation to the charges.

In order to protect the identity of the victim, the North Bay Police Service will not be releasing the name of the accused.

There is help for victims of domestic assault. If you or someone you know is in an emergency situation requiring immediate police assistance, call 911. If you are a victim of domestic assault and do not feel ready to report the crime to police, help is available. Victim Services of Nipissing District provides free and confidential short-term crisis support to victims of crime, tragic circumstance and disaster. For more information, call 705-472-2649.