Thunder Bay Police Take Down Suspect with Weapon

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Thunder Bay Police have enhanced their presence in the downtown Fort William Business zone at night.
Thunder Bay Police have enhanced their presence in the downtown Fort William Business zone at night.

THUNDER BAY – Quick action by a number of Thunder Bay Police officers early on Sunday morning in the Fort William Business District likely prevented some serious problems from escalating. A woman was asked to leave a licenced establishment on Victoria Avenue East. She ended up pulling out a weapon. Police arrived on the scene quickly, and witnesses said drew their sidearms after asking the woman to put down her weapon, a knife, and get on the ground.

Witnesses reported to NetNewsLedger, “It was like out of a movie”.

Cool work by the Thunder Bay Police Service proved to ensure that there were no injuries. The woman was taken into custody. The incident happened at 01:21AM

Thunder Bay Police were also active in the downtown south ward making an arrest in an incident that happened on August 4th 2014.

On August 17, 2014 the Thunder Bay Police took a 25 year old male into custody on a number of warrants outside of his South May Street apartment building without incident.

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Thunder Bay Police on the job in the south core, Fort William Business District

Thunder Bay Police report that the twenty-five-year-old Aaron Michael Edward Ducharme has been charged in connection with the recent robbery of a taxi driver on George Street that occurred on August 4, 2014 and with the break and enter that occurred at the Shelter House on August 3, 2014.

Ducharme was also charged in connection with the April 22, 2014 robbery of the Shell Gas Station located on West Arthur Street.

Ducharme appeared in court earlier this morning and was remanded to the District Jail . He has been charged with:

– Break & Enter
– Robbery with Threats
– Armed Robbery
– Disguise with Intent

He will make another court appearance on August 20, 2014.

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