Suspect Arrested for Crime Spree

Thunder Bay Police
Thunder Bay Police

THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police have arrested twenty-three-year-old Jamie Jose DaCosta with several charges stemming from three separate incidents over the past week.

On September 7, 2017 at approximately 2:45AM EDT patrol officers responded to the Summit Avenue area following up on two reports of a thefts from vehicles.

When uniformed patrol officers arrived, they spoke to the complainants. Officers learned that the windows had been smashed out of their vehicles and items taken.

Based on the information and direction of travel which were provided to officers, police were on the lookout for the suspect.

It didn’t take very long. The suspect was located on the 200 block of South High Street.

A foot pursuit was initiated and the male was apprehended just before 3:00AM EDT on the 100 block of Crown Street.

The items taken from the vehicles where recovered nearby. A further check of the area resulted in locating two other vehicles that also had smashed windows.

DaCosta was charged with four counts of Mischief Under $5000; three counts of  Theft Under $5000, Theft Over $5000, Breach of Probation as well as Resisting Arrest.

DaCosta was escorted to the Balmoral Police Station, and appeared in court on September 7th.

While at the Balmoral Police Station DaCosta was also charged with outstanding charges from a theft at Safeway’s on Court Street that occurred on September 6 at approximately 3:30AM EDT, as well he now faces additional charges in relation to the robbery that occurred at the Macs Convenience Store on Oliver Road on September 2nd 2017.

These additional charges include Theft Under $5000, Robbery and two additional counts of Breach of Probation.

DaCosta has been reminded into custody.

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