Running US / Canada Border Lands Man in Jail

Thunder Bay District Jail
Thunder Bay District Jail

Thunder Bay District Jail
Thunder Bay District Jail

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Running the International Border at Pigeon River has landed an Illinois man into hot water and behind bars in Thunder Bay.

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at approximately 9:11 a.m., a black passenger vehicle failed to stop at Pigeon River Canada Customs Border Crossing.

Members of the Thunder Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) located the vehicle on Highway 61 and conducted a traffic stop. OPP Forensic Identification Services and the North West Region Crime Unit assisted with the investigation.

As a result, Michael MELICHAR, 39 years of age, from La Grange Park, Illinois, United States of America was arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Assault a Peace Officer While Carrying an Imitation of a Weapon contrary to section 270.01(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC);
  • Possession of Imitation Weapon for Dangerous Purpose contrary to s. 88(1) CC; and with
  • Imitation Firearm-Use While Committing Offence contrary to s. 85(2)(a) CC.

He has been remanded into custody at the Thunder Bay District Jail.