THUNDER BAY – CRIME – Thunder Bay Police were on scene on North Vickers Street at 2:34PM EDT on Saturday October 25th. Police had received a 911 call from an anonymous male stating that a female was being held against her will inside an apartment in the 400 block of Vickers Street North.
TBPS say that “The initial attempts by responding officers to contact persons inside the apartment were negative”. Police set up an Incident Command Centre by 15:00PM EDT.
The building was contained by the Emergency Task Unit and Uniformed Patrol Offices.
Negotiators continued to try and contact someone inside the residence. A sixteen-year-old male was taken into custody at the perimeter of scene and identified as a resident of the apartment.
The Emergency Task Unit entered the apartment just after 16:30PM EDT and found an eighteen-year-old female and a twenty-five-year-old male inside the apartment. Both told Police that they been sleeping during the incident.
All three persons were detained and investigators were able to establish that the female had been the victim of domestic violence. A search of the apartment resulted in the seizure of a rifle and ammunition.
The twenty-five-year-old male has been charged with Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Careless Use of a Firearm, Possession of a Prohibited Device, Forcible Confinement, and Assault.
The sixteen-year-old male who was detained at the perimeter of the scene has also been charged with Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Careless Use of a Firearm, Possession of a Prohibited Device and Failing to Comply with a Recognizance.
All three individuals were residents of the apartment. The accused have not been named since the eighteen-year female was the victim of domestic violence.
The two accused males remain in custody, and will appear in court on October 27, 2014.
The Crime Report for the weekend shows a number of incidents. TBPS dealt with seventy-six incidents on Saturday. These included six weapons offences, twenty-seven Quality of Life calls including 16 alcohol related calls. There were also four assaults.