THUNDER BAY – Crimebeat – At 3:11PM on October 24, 2103 a 911 call was received from a distraught female who had just confronted and struggled with a male who had broken into her house located in the 400 block of Bernard Street.
Police Arrest Suspect After Chase
Officers were in scene within minutes and began a track with Police Service Dog “Thunder”, and his handler.
The accused was pursued northbound in the North Marks Street area toward Northern Avenue. The suspect proceeded eastbound through many residential yards. Several other police units already on scene observed the accused run in the Vickers Street area toward the McIntyre River. As officers approached the river bank the male dove into the river and made it to the other side where two other officers were waiting to arrest him at 3:26PM.
The 33 year old male was taken into custody after a short struggle and escorted to the Balmoral Police Station. He has been charged with Break and Enter and Commit Robbery and Breach of Probation. He has a court appearance later today.
Thunder Bay Police have not updated on the incident at a south-side hotel where Police, Fire and EMS responded, and then the Crime Scene Unit was on site.
Thunder Bay Police responded to a number of calls over the past twenty-four hours. Those included 17 ‘Quality of Life’ calls, that included 14 alcohol related crime instances.