North Bay Police remind residents to “lock it or lose it” following alleged vehicle thefts

A 32-year-old North Bay man is facing charges after police were called Saturday when a man was seen in the Van Horne Crescent area attempting to enter into vehicles.

Police said the call came in around 5:30 a.m. Officers attended and the man was arrested. Several items were seized that had been stolen from vehicles.

Ryan Plausteiner is charged with three counts of trespass by night, two counts of possession of property obtained by crime and breach of probation.

The North Bay Police Service remind people that the Lock it Or Lose It program is a yearlong commitment. Typically, a theft from a motor vehicle is a crime of opportunity where someone has neglected to properly secure their motor vehicle. Especially this time of year when you may have picked up a few presents for the holiday season, you need to take the time to lock up your vehicle.

A 34-year-old Callander man is facing charges, including assault and uttering a death threat, after an argument between a couple at residence turned violent early Sunday.

Police say the couple were allegedly in verbal argument when the man hit the woman with an open hand. Police say he then refused to let the victim leave the room. Eventually the accused left the room and a threat was made.

During the investigation it was also determined that a previous assault had occurred in October. In order to protect the identity of the victim, the North Bay Police Service will not be releasing the name of the accused.

A North Bay man has been charged after a suspicious person was reported on Van Horne Crescent early morning on Saturday.

Following a 9-1-1 call, North Bay Police investigated and several items were seized that had been stolen from vehicles.

The North Bay Police Constable John Schultz says, "Typically, a theft from a motor vehicle is a crime of opportunity where someone has neglected to properly secure their motor vehicle. Especially this time of year when you may have picked up a few presents for the holiday season, you need to take the time to lock up your vehicle."