The North Bay Police Service (NBPS) is advising the public that unknown men are following women during the evening and early morning hours.

Police have been informed about three instances that each occurred in a similar fashion:

  • A woman is walking alone either at night or in the early morning;
  • She observes an unknown man approaching her from the direction she is headed;
  • When she is close to the man, he changes direction and begins following her.

The incidents were described as taking place at or near:

  • Trout Lake Road and Fisher St., at approximately 5 AM
  •  Percy Street and Cassells St. at approximately 6:30 PM
  •  High Street at night

In two of these incidents, descriptions of the male individuals were supplied. They are described as:

  •  Male, approximately 50 years of age, unknown height, wearing a blue jacket; and
  •  Male, unknown age, approximately 5’10”, wearing a blue face mask, all black clothing, a black hoodie with a large white image on the back of the hoodie.
    • This individual was also observed speaking with another unknown man described as an older male, unknown age, unknown height, wearing all denim.

David Woolley, Corporate Communications Officer for the NBPS says women were not verbally, physically or sexually assaulted in any of the instances. The NBPS is recommending being aware of your surroundings while walking at night and in the early morning. 

If you believe you are in danger, call 911. 

North Bay Police are investigating these reports and will be using the information to target crime prevention patrols.