(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Police make robbery arrest.
The Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Sherrington Drive following reports of a robbery just after 10:30 pm. on Monday, April 22.
When police arrived they learned a woman had noticed a man going through vehicles in a nearby parking lot. The woman questioned the man about what he was doing, at which point the man left but returned with a knife and demanded the woman empty her pockets.
Less than 20 minutes later officers located a male matching the suspect’s description crawling underneath a vehicle in the Athens Drive area.
As a result of further investigation the male was identified and arrested.
Officers later learned the male was wanted by the Thunder Bay Police Service on other unrelated charges.
Scott Randall WALFORD, 22, of Thunder Bay, is charged with:
- Probation Order Non Compliance.
He appeared in court Tuesday morning and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date.
On November 24th, 2018 22-year-old Scott Walford was arrested in Thunder Bay, this time on allegations of theft-related charges. He appeared in a Thunder Bay bail court via video from the Thunder Bay Police Service station this morning.
His Worship, Justice of the Peace Marcel Donio was presiding, along with Crown Attorney Franceline Auclair, and duty counsel lawyer Lianne Roberge who is accompanied by law student S. Charlebois.
Walford is facing the following criminal charges that stem from a November 24th incident:
- Theft under $5000 (a board game and a box of beer glasses)
- Possession of stolen property
- Failure to comply with probation (keep the peace and be of good behaviour) x2
The Crown is not consenting to his release today based on secondary ground concerns. Walford is in a Crown-onus situation, but the Crown intends to show cause as to why he should be detained.
Duty counsel law student S. Charlebois tells the court that they will be referring him to the John Howard Society. The request is for Walford to remain in custody on consent until a Tuesday court date. Furthermore, Charlebois tells His Worship that she will be sending an email to local criminal defence lawyer David Bruzzese to update him on Walford’s status, as that is his lawyer of choice.
The Justice of the Peace grants the request and orders Walford to remain in Jail until at least his Tuesday video appearance, where he could possibly be released.
Walford was escorted back to his jail cell where he waits to be transported to the Thunder Bay District Jail.
With flies from the TBPS.
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