Police chase ends with vehicle smashing into a building

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) โ€“ย A police chase happened down Vickers yesterday in Thunder Bay which resulted in a green pick-up truck slamming into a building.

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A Thunder Bay Police Service officer observed a person possibly wanted on warrants just after 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6.

The suspect was driving a pickup truck northbound on Vickers Street North when an officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop.

The suspect ignored the officerโ€™s lights and siren before accelerating and speeding through a stop sign at the intersection of Vickers Street North and Northern Avenue. The pickup truck then sideswiped a delivery vehicle before crashing into a business at a high rate of speed.

The crash caused extensive damage to the building and rendered the vehicle inoperable.

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Police arrested the suspected driver at the scene.

It was overheard that the officers scolded the suspect for putting others lives in danger.

Forensics and a traffic unit were on location andย investigating for several hours at Addunoโ€™s Sheet Metal on Vickers and Northern.

A 27-year-old Cheyenne Marie Bannon appeared in a Thunder Bay bail court this morning to answer to the charges stemming from this incident.

Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Jennifer Neill was presiding along with Crown Attorney Sarah Munch and duty counsel lawyer Andrew Desmoulin.

Police have charged Bannon with the following criminal offences:

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  • Failing to stop for police while in a motor vehicle in an attempt to evade police
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Obstruct police by resisting and trying to pull away
  • Failure to comply with probation

Bannon is already going through court for the following criminal charges:

  • Theft under $5000 (Canadian Tire)
  • Failure to comply with probation

The Crown tells the court that Bannon is a reverse-onus situation and that she is concerned about Bannonโ€™s release based on the primary and secondary grounds.

Primary grounds means that the Crown believes the likelihood of the accused to return for court is substantially low.

Secondary grounds tells us that the Crown believes the likelihood of the accused to either become a public safety concern, interfere with the administration of justice, re-offend, or any combination of th three is likely.

The Crown tells the court that they may consent to Bannonโ€™s release, if a strong surety were to present itself in the future.

Durt counsel requests the matter be remanded to Monday December 10th, 2018.

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The Justice of the Peace orders Bannon to remain in jail until at least her next appearance on Monday. She is sent back to her jail cell where she will wait to be transported to the Thunder Bay Correctional Centre where she is expected to remain until at least Monday.

With files from TBPS

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23 Replies to “Police chase ends with vehicle smashing into a building”

  1. Another leading member of society! Mr Fidler, you need to start addressing your people’s issues! This is YOUR problem.

    1. It isnt anyone’s fault but the person who has chosen to try to evade the police. Everything in life is a choice, regardless of past ,present & future.

    2. This rebal without a cause needs a surity so she can continue showing her lack of respect for the life of others . Here is the perfect chance fir Mr Know it all Fiddler to put his money where his mouth is .Take her home to your house

  2. Not all indigenous people in Thunder Bay are members of NAN communities. There are many First Nations in NWO that aren’t northern NAN communities but part of the Anishinabek Nation to the east and Treaty 3 communities to the west.

  3. WOW… YOUR PEOPLE… YOU …”HAD ENOUGH” SOUND LIKE EVERY OTHER IGNORANT NATIVE HATER. YOUR PEOPLE COME ON THEY LIVE AND BREATH THE SAME AIR AS YOU OR ARE YOU ANOTHER DOUCHE BAG THAT THINGS BECAUSE YOUR WHITE THAT THIS IS NOT YOUR PROBLEM. SECOND IT’S YOUR F*****G WHITE DRUG DEALERS F*****G UP THIS CITY NOT THESE PEOPLE. WOW STAY CLASSY THUNDER BAY

    1. Hater Dude , you need to get a grip . ThunderBay is not as racist as you , Alvin Fiddler or the CBC think , in fact ThunderBay has been VERY , VERY tolerant considering what has been happening in the last 10 years with the influx of banished people from the reserves . I for one am tired of the lawlessness , the panhandlers and the total lack of respect some Natives have considering they are guests of our community . If your here just because it’s cheaper to feed your addiction and get freebie housing then your not welcome here , go live in Toronto or Ottawa .

  4. this girl used ot be a good person, drugs make good people go bad!! hopefully this is the wake up call she needed

    1. She is still a good person. Just because Ppl make mistakes, bad decisions, etc. Does not make a person bad. Anyone can do these things. Crime, Ppl are given punishment, Ppl make amendments, change & learn, move on, or do not learn & repeat.

  5. “It was overheard that the officers scolded the suspect for putting others lives in danger.”
    Should we expect another outrage release from NAN?

    1. She was “scolded”. Now that’s harsh ๐Ÿ™‚
      You’re probably right, it’ll probably end up in court as race related and how the poor girl was abused by the officer.

      The legal business must love Thunder Bay. All this time in court and guess who’s paying for it?

  6. 27 and nowhere near close to being an adult yet.
    Will someone please tell the DJ that the record is stuck !

  7. I hope this woman can find the help she needs and gets on the road to recovery. Native women need more resources more money for programs to increase their self esteem and get an education so they can get a good job. Yes people more money from government for programs to help these woman become all they can be. Get rid of the drug dealers that prey on these beautiful young women. More money for police to stop this cycle of abuse.

  8. 27 years old, and still acting like a child. That’s all I hear, poor excuses for bad behaviour.Time to grow up and learn some self control.

  9. How is mr. fiddler the problem. He doesnโ€™t look after ALL indigenous people he only looks after the indigenous population in his district.
    Be apart of the solution and not feed the division

    1. How about the lone police officer that striked a young woman say something? If I felt I did something wrong in my job Iโ€™d probably be off duty too.

  10. Young native woman are particularly vulnerable to exploitation due in part to lack of parental guidance and the lure of drugs and other inducements such as gifts of money by unscrupulous and criminal elements in our society. There definitely needs to be more attention paid to this problem. There was and probably is a perception among white men that native woman are “easy” and can be bought for sexual use more easily than white woman and without repercussions. Am not excusing this young woman as I don’t know the circumstances and she should pay the penalty for such reckless and dangerous actions but there might be a back story that is a contributing factor.

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