(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Two men appeared in a Thunder Bay bail court this morning regarding allegations of having stolen a car booster battery pack from a person’s vehicle.


His Worship, Justice of the Peace Marcel Donio was presiding, along with Crown Attorney Franceline Auclair and duty counsel lawyer Lianne Roberge.


On November 24th around 3:39 am the police received a call about two males that had stolen an emergency car booster battery pack from a vehicle.

The complainant informed police of which way the males went and an arrest was made shortly after.

27-year-old Justin Beaver (send pictures of Beaver to tips@trcctb.com) and 34-year-old Colin Desmoulin (pictured) have both been arrested and charged with:

  • Theft under $5000

Beaver is also facing additional charges stemming from the same incident:

  • Failure to comply with probation (keep the peace and be of good behaviour) x2
  • Possession of stolen property


The Crown indicates that this is a Crown-onus situation for Beaver, but is still not consenting to his release today based on secondary ground concerns.

It is recommended by the Crown that a release with a supervisory element may be considered, such as the John Howard Society.

Defence lawyer Heather Coates is here on behalf of Michael Hargadon and requests the matter be put over until Tuesday by video.


The Crown is prepared to release Desmoulin on his own undertaking on the following conditions:

  • Reside at an address in the 100 block of Picton Ave
  • No contact with the complainant
  • Be in your residence between the hours of 10:00 pm and 6:00 am

Duty counsel lawyer Lianne Roberge requests that the matter come back to court on December 4th, in courtroom 105 at 1:30 pm to be spoken to.


His Worship, Justice of the Peace Donio orders Beaver to remain in jail until at least his court appearance on Tuesday, where he will have another swing at getting released. Beaver is escorted back to his cell where he will wait to be transported to the Thunder Bay District Jail.

Desmoulin is ordered released by the Justice of the Peace and is scheduled to return to court on December 4th. Thunder Bay District Social Services Administration Board has made several requests to the courts to not release suspects into their housing units. This request is rarely honoured, if at all.

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