Police Make Arrests in Vehicle Thefts

Crime Report

Crime ReportTHUNDER BAY – CRIME – Members of the TBPS Community Response Team (CRT) arrested a 19 year old male last night after a brief foot pursuit in the area of Linwood Crescent.

The Thunder Bay Police have been investigating recent thefts of motor vehicles in Thunder Bay. In particular, on August 19th a CRT officer observed a vehicle report stolen from the Valhalla in on August 19th being driven with 5 occupants. A pursuit was initiated in an attempt to stop the vehicle but was terminated in the interest of public safety. The driver however was identified by officer to be 19 year old James Rule. A warrant was requested for his arrest and the vehicle was recovered.

On August 31st, James Rule was observed by CRT officers in the South Core and he fled in a vehicle with a second male. A short time later, information was received that two suspicious males just ran out of a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle that fled. It was located parked on the 400 block of Arthur Street and confirmed to be reported stolen on August 30th. One of the males was located in the vicinity and after a short foot pursuit he was arrested.

James Rule has been charged with two counts of Breach of Undertaking, Flight from Police, two counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Operate Motor Vehicle while Disqualified and Resist Peace Officer.

Rule has appeared in court and has been remanded to the Thunder Bay District Jail.

The investigation is ongoing.

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