police stopA domestic incident on Tuesday morning in North Bay has led to charges for a 31 year old Sturgeon Falls man.

City police say they were contacted by a concerned citizen about a heated verbal argument between a man and a woman around 11:45am in the bush area near the tracks off Main Street West.

The man is facing seven charges including forcible confinement and assault.

It’s alleged the woman was physically assaulted, prevented from leaving the area and hit with a tree branch.

Police say the victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The accused is not being identified to protect the identity of the victim.


In a release, police say:

Help is available for victims of domestic violence
If you are a victim of domestic violence in an emergency situation and require immediate help, call 911. If you would like to talk to someone about your domestic situation but do not feel ready to talk to police, Victim Services of Nipissing District can provide you with emotional and practical support. For more information, call 705-472-2649, or visit victimservicesnipissing.com.

Police thank concerned citizens who report suspicious activity
If you are a witness to suspected criminal activity that is in progress, please call 911 immediately to report the incident to police.