(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A member of the Thunder Bay Police Service initiated a traffic stop this morning near the corner of Algoma and Ambrose streets.
Shortly before 8:00am, the incident unfolded when police identified a possibly stolen vehicle during a routine patrol.
Once the vehicle stopped, the male driver attempted to flee on foot but was caught a short distance away near the 0-100 block of Secord Street and arrested.
Police noted in a media release that the suspect was in possession of a “non-firearm prohibited weapon”. We can speculate that this was likely brass knuckles, a large knife, or something similar.
Police are likely to lay the following charges on the 25-year-old Windsor, Ontario resident:
- Resisting arrest.
- Possession of a prohibited weapon.
- Unauthorized possession of a motor vehicle.
- Breach of probation x3.
- Failure to comply with court order x6.
- Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.
The suspect is expected to take a swing at bail on Wednesday morning.
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