Suspect has Convictions for Dangerous Driving along with Weapons and Driving Bans
THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police have arrested two people following an incident in downtown Fort William. Police report that just after 3:30 am on October 9, 2018, patrol officers observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed as it swerved off Arthur Street onto May Street, failing to stop at the red light.
October 10, 2018 – UPDATE: Tyler Boily and Elyssa Kartinen appeared back in court again today to face more charges in relation to the dangerous driving incident that they were arrested for on October 9, 2018.
The follow up investigation revealed that the vehicle they were in was taken without permission. The owner of the vehicle eventually reported it stolen to police.
Both have subsequently been charged with Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000 and appeared in court . Kartinen was released with a future court date. Boily was remanded into custody.
Officers followed the vehicle that stopped in the laneway behind the Columbus Center. The male driver exited the vehicle brandishing a knife and began to flee. An officer pursued him and the male then pulled out a hammer and swung it at the officer. A second officer assisted in getting the male handcuffed after a struggle. A female in the vehicle exited and began aggressively yelling and swearing at the officers. She was also taken into custody. A search of the male resulted in several weapons being seized.
Tyler Neil Alan Boily, 32-years-old of Thunder Bay appeared in court and was remanded into custody on the following charges:
· Resists Arrest
· Dangerous Driving
· Assault Police
· Weapons Dangerous
In 2015, Tyler Boily pleads guilty to impaired driving and was given a five-year sentence, as well as a ten-year driving ban and a ten-year weapons ban. He was credited at the time for the time he had served and was jailed in a minimum security treatment centre for forty months.
Elyssa Kartinen, 24-years-old of Thunder Bay appeared in court and was released with a future court date charged with:
· Obstruct Police
· Resist Arrest
Police state that their investigation is ongoing.
None of the new charges laid against both Boily or Kartinen have been proven in court.