Crimebeat – Police Update Investigation into Northern Avenue Fatal Accident


NNLCRIMEbeatTHUNDER BAY – Crimebeat – As the investigation continues into the accident that resulted in the death of a 67 year old Thunder Bay man, Thunder Bay Police advise that a number of new charges have been laid on the driver of the vehicle. Detectives with the Thunder Bay Police Criminal Investigation Unit are continuing to investigate a number of incidents that occurred over the past weekend and have laid additional charges.

First, on May 19, 2012 at approximately 2:40PM, a 2004 Dodge Dakota was stolen from an Otto Street residence. The investigation has lead to a charge of Theft of Motor vehicle to be laid on Shane Kolody.

Second on May 19, 2012 at approximately 7:30PM a driver of a 2004 Dodge Dakota filled up the gas tank at the Shell Gas Station on North Cumberland St. The driver left without attempting to pay for the gas. Kolody has been charged with Theft Under $5,000.00.

On May 19, 2012 on two occasions between 8:50PM and 9:30PM the owner of the stolen 2004 Dodge Dakota contacted police to report that he was following his vehicle. Officers located the vehicle on both occasions and strategically followed the vehicle without activating the emergency lights. It is alleged that the vehicle was being driven in an erratic and dangerous manner. In both circumstances the officers discontinued following the vehicle for the safety of the public. Kolody has been charged with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

On May 20, 2012 between 8:30PM and 9:00PM it is alleged that a male was confronted after taking property out a vehicle parked outside a South Edward Street apartment building. The 33 year old victim attempted to retrieve the property and was allegedly threatened with a knife. It was reported that the accused sped away at a high rate of speed in a Dodge pickup truck. The victim was not injured. Kolody has been charged with Robbery and Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

Kolody has also been charged with Resist Arrest in relation to the incident where he was taken into custody at the scene of the Northern Ave collision on May 20th, 2012. He remains in custody at the District Jail pending a bail hearing on May 28, 2012.

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