North Bay Police Officer Injured-Attempted Murder Charge Laid

North Bay Police Officer Injured-Attempted Murder Charge Laid

Officer Injured, Brampton Man Charged with Attempt Murder

A 20-year-old Brampton man is facing 19 criminal charges, including attempt murder, after a North Bay Police Service officer attempted to arrest him for possession of a stolen vehicle on Friday.

On Friday May 31st, at around 11:30 am, a North Bay Police Service Officer was on general patrol in the area of Wyld Street, when the Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) system in his cruiser activated, indicating a stolen vehicle was approaching.  When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, it fled the area.  Another officer located the same vehicle in a parking lot on Memorial Drive and approached the driver.  After a short exchange, in which the driver provided false identification, the driver put the vehicle in motion and struck the officer, pinning him between the accused’s vehicle and another vehicle.  The officer ended up on the ground and the accused then drove toward the officer, who was able to escape.  The accused then struck a police cruiser and another vehicle several times before driving away at a high rate of speed.  Another arriving officer’s cruiser was struck, and that officer pursued the accused for a short distance down Memorial Drive, before the pursuit was terminated for public safety reasons.

Multiple witnesses called 911 as the accused drove dangerously throughout the city.

The vehicle was later located on MacBeth Ave, after witnesses called police.  After a short foot pursuit, the accused was arrested.  He was found to be impaired by drugs, and was transported to North Bay Police Service headquarters, where he was positively identified through fingerprints.  A small quantity of illegal drugs was found as a result of police searches. 

The injured officer was transported to hospital and was later released. He is now recovering from minor injuries.

At the time of the incident, the accused was on a Release Order out of Brampton for several offences, including Flight from Police, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000 and Mischief Over $5000. 

The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.

The North Bay Police Service’s Criminal Investigations Unit is continuing to investigate this incident, and is requesting the public’s assistance.  Investigators are seeking eye witnesses and possible dash cam footage that may have captured the any portion of the incident.  If you have any information in relation to this or any other incident, please call 705-497-5555 and press 5 to speak with an officer.”

The North Bay Police Service would like to thank several members of the public who assisted in this investigation at various locations throughout the city, especially those who came to the aid of the injured officer.

The accused in this matter is;

Sahibjot SINGH, age 20, of Brampton, ON, who is charged with;

·        One count of Attempt Murder,

·        One count of Dangerous Operation Cause Bodily Harm,

·        One count of Assault Peace Officer with a Weapon,

·        One count of Fail to Stop at an Accident Causing Bodily Harm,

·        Two counts of Fail to Stop at an Accident,

·        One count of Flight from Police,

·        One count of Mischief Over $5000

·        Two counts of Mischief Under $5000

·        One count of Personation with Intent,

·        One count of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime,

·        One count of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle,

·        One count of Impaired Operation by Drug,

·        Three counts of Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance,

·        One count of Obstruct Police,

·        One count of Breach of a Release Order.

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