Home Takeover Investigation Results in Arrest of Youth for Violation of Court Ordered Release Provisions

Thunder Bay District Court
Thunder Bay District Court

Youth Under Orders to Remain in Toronto Arrested in Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police while investigating a possible home takeover discovered one of the youths in the 100 block of Cumberland Street South address was in violation of court-ordered release provisions to remain as a specific address in Toronto.

TBPS report that at about 4:50 pm EST on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, members of the Community Oriented Response (COR) Unit attended the address on Cumberland Street South.

The officers’ response was part of an ongoing investigation into a possible home takeover involving unwanted individuals suspected to be in the drug trafficking trade. When police arrived they learned an unwanted male was inside the home. Officers entered and located the male suspect inside a bedroom.

The suspect identified himself to police, but further investigation revealed he was providing a false identity.

When officers learned of the male’s true identity, they discovered he was in violation of a judicial release order requiring him to remain at a specific residence in Toronto.

The youth was arrested without further incident.

A 15-year-old Toronto male is charged with:

• Obstruct Peace Officer
• Failure to Comply with a Judicial Release x 2

The accused cannot be identified in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The youth appeared in bail court on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date.

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