Handgun, Prohibited Magazines and Cocaine Seized at North Junot Avenue Address

Superior Court of Justice in Thunder Bay
Superior Court of Justice in Thunder Bay in the evening.

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Thunder Bay Police Service officers were at the scene of a disturbance that turned into a potentially more dangerous than usual call. Officers were dispatched to the zero-to-100 block of Junot Avenue North just before 3 am on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, following reports of a disturbance at a residence.

Thunder Bay Fire Service firefighters were already on scene when police arrived and firefighters notified officers that someone, possibly a tenant in distress, had pulled the fire alarm.

The police investigation led officers to a specific unit within the residence. Officers continued to investigate and eventually located the apartment unit and occupants believed to be involved in the original disturbance.

While police were speaking with the tenants they noticed a bag containing what was believed to be a controlled substance.

As a result, a male was arrested for possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Officers also located a sum of Canadian currency and two loaded handguns with suspected prohibited magazines.

In the afternoon hours of Tuesday, September 17th, officers with the service’s Intelligence Unit executed a search warrant on the residence and found a quantity of a substance believed to be cocaine.

As a result of this incident the following person was charged:

Jordan Anthony AGOSTINO, 24, of Thunder Bay is charged with:

• Resist Peace Officer
• Obstruct Peace Officer
• Unauthorized Possession of Firearm x 2
• Unauthorized Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Weapon x 2
• Careless Storage of a Firearm x 2
• Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition x 2
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
• Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
• Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking.

AGOSTINO appeared in bail court Wednesday and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date. None of the charges have been proven in court.