Thunder Bay Police Lay Child Abandonment Charges in Academy

Thunder Bay Police Service Unit 200

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Thunder Bay Police Service officers responded to a call concerning a possible abandoned infant in the Academy Drive area on July 2, 2018. A nearby resident was able to provide assistance to the 4-month-old until police arrived on scene. The infant was transported to the hospital for medical attention.

A subsequent investigation by the Criminal Investigations Branch led to charges against the infant’s 37-year-old mother who is a Thunder Bay resident. She has been charged with:

. Failure to provide the necessaries of life – C.C. 215(a)(i)
. Abandoning a child – C.C. 218

The accused appeared in court this morning and has been remanded into custody. Thunder Bay Police have withheld her identity to protect the child’s privacy.

The TBPS are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male witness who was in the area and assisted in locating the child. We would encourage this individual to contact the Thunder Bay Police Service at 684-1200.