(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A violent and random act of destruction occurred this morning on Wentworth Crescent.
REAL Concerned Citizens woke up to the noises of windows smashing, banging and one even had to scare a male off from attempting to break into his home.
Thunder Bay Police Service arrived on the scene with numerous police vehicles. Eyewitness reports tell us that windows and mirrors have been smashed throughout the street.
The citizen that noticed someone trying to gain access to their home, tells us that as he was going to get something to defend his home with, the police arrived. He adds that the male was taken into custody. Another source tells us a second suspect is still at large.
Another resident tells us that they were hit with flying glass when their window was smashed out by this person.
“I was one of the ones hit at Wentworth this morning.. my dog started barking and when I looked out the window he had grabbed my spare tire and threw it at my window…. I yelled at him to get the f**k away from my truck and he screamed out that I was a f***ing Trump supporter… he then grabbed a rake from my neighbour’s home and started smashing windows in cars and houses.. I even heard one guy was attacked.. about 7 cops were on scene. Guy still out there is 6ft… thin build wearing a black ball cap red flannel shirt light blue jeans and Caucasian.” A REAL Concerned Citizen tells us.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, mid-20’s in age, skinny with short hair and was rambling away to no one.
Early estimates are that 8 or so homes were impacted by the rampage and an untold amount of vehicles. If you live in the area, please check your property and report to the police any damage you may find.
If you have any further information regarding this incident or pictures, please reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
*** UPDATE AT 2:16 pm Police media release
Thunder Bay Police Service officers have arrested a male on 17 charges following several complaints of property destruction on Wentworth Crescent on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018.
Several Wentworth Crescent residents called about a male smashing car windows and kicking at the doors of homes at about 6 a.m.
Responding uniformed patrol officers spoke to a number of witnesses and complainants. They located a suspect on Wentworth Crescent near County Boulevard who matched the description given by those witnesses just before 6:30 a.m.
As a result a 23-year-old male has been charged with 14 counts of Mischief Under $5,000, one count of Theft Under $5,000, Assault with a Weapon and Breach of Probation.
The assault charge came as a result of the suspect attacking a complainant with a stick. The victim did not require medical attention.
The suspect remains in custody and is expected to appear in court tomorrow.
TRCCTB.COM Will update this article tomorrow with the suspects name.
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