Car Hopper Followed by Police in the Snow – Man Faces Numerous Charges

Footsteps led to arrest of carhopped - Shot with an OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Footsteps led to arrest of carhopped - Shot with an OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

THUNDER BAY – Oops! A would-be criminal seems to have forgotten to cover his tracks in the snow. This allowed Thunder Bay Police to follow his tracks leading to the arrest of the suspect who had been checking car doors in the 1300 block of Forest Street.

In a statement to media, TBPS says, “Officers were originally dispatched to the 1300 block area of Forest Street following reports of suspicious male checking car doors in the neighborhood just before 3:30 am.

When police arrived they located the suspect’s footprints in the snow and followed them to a single-vehicle garage located in the backyard of a nearby residence.

“During the arrest, the suspect provided officers with a name that further investigation revealed to be false. The suspect’s actual identity was later confirmed.”

A 24-year-old Thunder Bay man is now facing charges of Trespassing, Obstruct Peace Officers, and Breach Probation x 2. He is scheduled to appear in bail court on Thursday morning.

None of the charges have been proven in court.