Two people face slew of charges in North Bay following vehicle check

North Bay police responded to a concerned citizen’s report Tuesday that a person was living in a vehicle in a parking lot on the west side of the city.

Police allege the investigation revealed the vehicle, valued at $47,000, was stolen from southern Ontario.

A search following the arrest revealed a stolen 12-gauge shotgun with ammunition. The man also had eight suspected methamphetamine pills in his pocket.

As a result of the investigation, Jennifer Renaud, 36, of Sturgeon Falls is charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, two counts of breach of recognizance and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

Mathew Summers, 30, of North Bay is charged with three counts of breach of recognizance, unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm while prohibited, possession of ammunition while prohibited, possession of a controlled substance, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and breach of probation.

Police are still attempting to identify the owner of the shotgun, which is believed to have been stolen from the Sturgeon Falls area.

North Bay police remind people that knowing your neighbourhood is an asset to your household and those around you. If you see unusual activity in your neighbourhood call the police. You may be helping a person in need in these cold temperatures or you may help the police make your neighbourhood a safer place.

A tip to police that someone was living in a vehicle in the west end of the city has led to multiple charges against a man and woman.

Police say on Tues. Nov. 20 a concerned citizen’s called reporting a person was living in a vehicle in a parking lot.

The vehicle, valued at $47,000, was stolen from southern Ontario and a search revealed a stolen 12 gauge shotgun with ammunition. The man also had eight suspected methamphetamine pills in his pocket.

Both were in violation of recognizance orders and the man was also in violation of his probation.

Police are still trying to identify the owner of the shotgun, which is believed to have been stolen from the Sturgeon Falls area.

Police are crediting the tipster, saying that knowing your neighbourhood is an asset to your household and those around you.

"If you see unusual activity in your neighbourhood call the police. You may be helping a person in need in these cold temperatures or you may help the police make your neighbourhood a safer place," says Constable John Schultz.