Kidnapping Charged Laid Following Simpson Street Raid

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Members of the TBPS Tactical Unit after coming down from the second floor of the building in the 700 Block of Simpson Street
Members of the TBPS Tactical Unit after coming down from the second floor of the building in the 700 Block of Simpson Street

Members of the Thunder Bay Police Service Tactical Unit leaving the incident scene at 17:04EDT
Members of the Thunder Bay Police Service Tactical Unit leaving the incident scene at 17:04EDT

THUNDER BAY – Kidnapping charges now have been laid after a series of actions on Monday by Thunder Bay Police. Police arrested three people on Monday following reports of a missing 17 year old youth. The youth went missing on Saturday night, and police now report that the male who can not be named was abducted.

Uniformed Thunder Bay Police Service Officers guarding the perimeter of the building on the 700 block of Simpson Street
Uniformed Thunder Bay Police Service Officers guarding the perimeter of the building on the 700 block of Simpson Street

The Criminal Investigations Branch of TBPS has charged three individuals in connection with the abduction of a 17 year old male.

It is alleged that the 17 year old had been kidnapped on Saturday August 13, 2016 from a Tupper Street residence.  He had been held and assaulted at residence in the 700 block of Simpson Street until Monday August 15, 2016.  Officers observed the male being removed from a pickup truck on Pruden Street just after 2:30 p.m.  Two other males in the truck fled the scene and were later arrested a short time later in the vicinity of the 200 block of Finlayson Street.

Sources tell NetNewsLedger that the youth had been assaulted in the residence and that there were screams and loud noises heard.

A third male was arrested in connection with this incident as the investigation into the disappearance of the 17 year old victim unfolded.

Charged are:

22 year old Mohamed Ahmed ALI – Ottawa Ontario

  • Kidnapping c.c. 279.1(b)
  • Assault c.c. 266
  • Administering a Noxious Thing c.c. 245(a)

22 year old Juan PULIDO – Ottawa Ontario

  • Kidnapping c.c. 279.1(b)
  • Assault with a Weapon c.c. 267(a)
  • Uttering Threats (2 counts) c.c. 264.1(1)(a)
  • Administering a Noxious Thing c.c. 245(a)
  • Breach of Undertaking c.c. 145(3)

23 year old Jaymz Keir Perry HANCOCK – Thunder Bay

  • Kidnapping c.c. 279.1(b)
  • Extortion c.c. 346(1.1)(b)

This matter is still an ongoing investigation.  All three have been remanded into custody with a court date of August 17, 2016.