SUDBURY -- Someone smashed a car windshield overnight in North Bay on Monday using what appears to be a shutoff valve.

North Bay Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying both the person responsible – and the source of the shutoff valve used to destroy the windshield.

The vehicle was parked in a gravel parking lot on Oak Street East south-west of Fisher Street.

"Sometime between 12:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on May 25, unknown person(s) smashed the windshield of a mid-sized light coloured car using a large water or gas metal gateway shutoff valve," police said in a news release Tuesday.

"Police are asking anyone with information -- including the potential origin of the valve -- to contact the North Bay Police Service.

Anyone with information is asked to call the investigating officer, Const. MacIntosh, at 705-497-5555, and select option 9 to speak to a police officer

For those who want to remain anonymous, contact Near North Crime Stoppers, by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by submitting a tip online at