A 27-year-old North Bay man wanted in connection with a break-in and theft from a Main Street West store earlier in February is now in custody and facing additional charges.

The North Bay Police Service reported the break-in at the business on Main Street West on February 4 and police say their suspect was located and arrested last Friday. A search incident to arrest revealed a small amount of fentanyl and police also seized $1,405 in Canadian currency.

NBPS says the second person involved in the Main Street West break-in, described as “smaller in stature also wearing a winter coat with fur around the hood,” has still not been identified.

This suspect has not been identified. Photo courtesy NBPS

 

While in NBPS custody, it was determined by way of video evidence that the accused was the responsible person in a number of incidents in North Bay involving the theft of expensive colognes, liquor and clothing items. The total value of the stolen merchandise in all five thefts is approximately $4,100.

The North Bay Street Crime Unit, working in conjunction with front line officers arrested and charged the man with:

  • One count of Break, Enter and Commit Theft
  • Five counts of Theft under $5000
  • Three Counts of Breaching a Recognizance of Bail
  • One count of Possession of a Schedule I Substance (Purple Fentanyl)
  • One count of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
  • One count of breach of probation

The accused remains in custody pending a bail hearing at the North Bay Courthouse.

The investigation continues.

North Bay Police would like to take this opportunity to remind business owners of the importance of maintaining and updating video surveillance equipment. Quality images help to identify suspects, can aid in arrests and have a tremendous impact during court proceedings.