Police Arrest Suspect in Armed Break and Enter

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THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to a call for a break and enter that was in progress involving a firearm just before 1:15 am on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at a residence in the 100 block of Ravenwood Avenue.

Officers learned a victim heard noise from within their residence just before 1:15 am The victim exited their bedroom and found the accused male in the basement.

Reportedly the accused pointed a firearm at the victim and threatened them not to interfere with the robbery.

The accused pointed the firearm at the victim a second time before fleeing the residence and leaving the area on a bicycle.

Officers located footprints and bicycle tire tracks that matched the description of the shoes and bicycle of the accused male.

Further investigation led the officers to discover the identity of the accused male. While officers were en route to his last known address, they spotted a bicycle that matched the description of the one used by the accused in the zero-to-100 block of Cumberland Street North.

The bicycle, abandoned on the sidewalk, had tire treads that resembled the tracks officers were following earlier.

Further investigation led officers to locate and arrest the accused just before 4 am in the 300 block of Cumberland Street North.

Tyson Stanley SPENCE, 34, of Thunder Bay is charged with:

• Breaking, Entering and Committing
• Pointing a Firearm
• Possession of Firearm/ Ammunition Contrary to Probation Order x 4
• Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
• Firearm Use While Committing Offence
• Probation Order Non-Compliance x 2

SPENCE appeared in bail court on Thursday, Dec. 5 and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date.

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