Back to back arrests after police respond to disturbance

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – An interesting situation is alleged to have unravelled yesterday in Thunder Bay. A 32-year-old Kyle Peter Swerdlyk(pictured left) and a 32-year-old Tyrone Jason Tyson(pictured right) wound up in a Thunder Bay bail court this morning. We have received a tip about how these two appearances may be intertwined.

The pair appeared by video while in police custody at the Thunder Bay Police station (also known as hotel Balmoral).

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His Worship, Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman was presiding, along with Crown Attorney Emily Delaney and a duty counsel lawyer.

Swedlyk is facing the following new charge:

  • Breach of bail condition (no contact with a certain woman)

The Crown reads in the allegations that Swerdlyk and the woman he was not supposed to be having contact with were at the same residence together. A neighbour called police about a possible disturbance at the location.

Police responded to the south side home, and upon a brief investigation, they found Swerdlyk and the woman were in contact with each other. Swerdlyk was arrested and sent to hotel Balmoral.

But wait, Swerdlyk has an existing charge, that charge is:

  • Assault

Allegations regarding this assault charge by the Crown is that Swerdlyk entered a bedroom where the woman was sleeping at around 8:30 pm. The woman woke up to Swerdlyk allegedly throwing her around the room which caused her to hit a table.

The accused was allegedly yelling at the woman that she was not a good mother.

It is alleged that Swerdlyk slapped her across the face and knee’d the woman in the face during the altercation. The court hears that they do not have a child together, and the woman does not have custody of her children.

The woman indicated to the Crown that she does want contact with Swerdlyk and does not have any safety concerns about being around Swerdlyk. The Crown grants this request.

The Crown consents to Swerdlyk’s release on an undertaking with the following condition.

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  • Attend court as required

Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman grants the consent release. Swerdlyk is ordered released.

32-year-old Tyrone Jason Tyson was also apprehended by the Thunder Bay Police Service yesterday as well. Our source tells us that they believe Tyson was at Swerdlyk’s residence when the police responded to the disturbance call.

Tyson allegedly gave the police a false name upon their arrival. The court hears that he had missed a court date he was supposed to attend on October 12th, 2018.

A short time after Swerdlyk was arrested, police returned to the home and eventually apprehended Tyson for giving a false name. It is not confirmed how the police knew he gave them a false name, but, I mean…

Tyson is charged with:

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  • Obstruct police (false name)

Tyson already has an existing charge already working through the justice system, that charge is:

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  • Fraudulently obtaining food, beverage or accommodation

The Crown indicates that they are concerned on the primary grounds regarding Tyson’s release, as he is not an ordinary resident of Ontario, but is of Burnaby, British Columbia.

Duty counsel indicates that they have received instructions from criminal defence lawyer Green, who requests a bail hearing on Thursday, November 29th, 2018, for Tyson, in light of the Crown’s position.

The Justice of the peace grants the request for the bail hearing on Thursday. Tyson is escorted back to his jail cell at the police station where he will wait to be transported to the Thunder Bay District Jail, where he will wait for his bail hearing on Thursday.

This story contains allegations that have not been proven in a court of law.

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