Suspect Arrested Trying to Get Impounded Vehicle Released
THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Thunder Bay Police have a man in custody in an earlier report of an attempted traffic stop on May 27, 2020. Police report that the twenty-year-old man had been involved in a police pursuit.
While he managed to elude police during that pursuit, Calvin Lucas KANE was arrested on Friday, May 29, 2020 when he attempted to retrieve the vehicle which was in the police impound lot after he had abandoned days after the original incident.
TBPS say the original incident took place on Wednesday, May 27th at about 11:45 pm
A Thunder Bay Police Service officer observed a black sedan in a poor state of repair, which included a missing taillight, being driven in the area of Bethune and Simpson Streets.
The officer then discovered the licence plate attached to the vehicle was registered for a different motor vehicle.
The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on May Street South. The vehicle failed to stop and fled at a high rate of speed.
Police discontinued pursuit due to community safety concerns.
On Thursday, May 28 just after 2:30 pm, police were dispatched to the area of Red River Road near Waverly Street for reports of a male in medical distress inside their vehicle.
The vehicle matched the description of the sedan involved in the May 27 incident, however, the male believed to be in medical distress had already fled the area on foot prior to their arrival on the scene.
The Police investigation led to the male driver being positively identified and connected to the previous pursuit.
The now-abandoned vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded.
On Friday, May 29 after 4 pm, police learned a male was attempting to have the impounded vehicle released into their possession.
Police arrived on the scene and located the male suspect connected to the May 27 pursuit. He was arrested without further incident.
Calvin Lucas KANE, 20, of Thunder Bay, is charged with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Flight from Peace Officer and Breach of Probation.
He appeared in bail court on Saturday, May 30 and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date. None of the charges have been proven in court.