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.

Previous articleDryden GM Ice Dogs Gear up for SIJHL Threepeat
Next articleExciting News as Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel Set to Return to Royal Roots or NNL offers news, information, opinions and positive ideas for Thunder Bay, Ontario, Northwestern Ontario and the world. NNL covers a large region of Ontario, but we are also widely read around the country and the world. To reach us by email: Reach the Newsroom: (807) 355-1862