THUNDER BAY – Crimebeat – The Thunder Bay Police Service assisted Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals officers with laying criminal charges against two Thunder Bay residents in relation to an investigation into the death of a dog on the city’s south side.
The investigation began on September 18, 2016 when the Ontario SPCA received a report of a deceased dog located near the Northwood area. A post-mortem was conducted on the dog and her death was deemed suspicious. As a result, the Ontario SPCA executed a search warrant at a residence in Thunder Bay.
The TBPS Uniform Patrol and Criminal Investigations Branches assisted with the warrant that was executed at 9:00 a.m. on October 20, 2016. The male and female who reside in the home were arrested and charged with the Criminal Code offence of Killing an Animal.
Doug Mitchell, 57 years old appeared in court this morning on this charge. He was remanded into custody. Marlene Finlayson, 40 year old was released on a Promise to Appear with a future court date.