(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Appearing in courtroom 104 this morning for bail is 41-year-old John Traverse. His Worship Bernard Caron presiding.


John Traverse is arrested for allegey wounding a citizen, and has been charged with aggravated assault. The incident occurred at a Pearl Street address, but the police made the arrest and hauled off the suspect from Ambrose.

This is a crown onus situation, and the crown plans to show cause as to why Traverse should not be released. There are concerns regarding Traverse release on the secondary grounds, according to the the crown. Secondary grounds release means the crown is concerned the accused may reoffend, or is a threat to public safety.

His Worship Caron orders Traverse remanded into custody for a Wednesday bail hearing, and also orders him not to contact the complainant and 2 witnesses.

Picture of Travers, original article, and Police Media Release Below.


(THUNDER BAY) – An alleged assault with a weapon shook up the Ambrose and Pearl neighbourhood early this evening. Thunder Bay Police Service responded to the scene and allegedly arrested 1 person.

An Ally cat on the scene told TRCCTB.COM that they witnessed a suspect being arrested for assault with a weapon shortly before 6:30 pm this evening.

The Ambrose Street Assault sent one person to hospital with a head bandage applied by paramedics before being transported.

The address this allegedly occurred at on Ambrose between Court and Algoma is said to be a known crack house, according to witnesses on the scene.

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Police Media release

Aggravated Assault

A 41 year old male is in custody after a 46 year old male was sent to hospital from being assaulted in a Pearl Street apartment.

Officers were dispatched just before 6:00 p.m. on May 13, 2018 to the area of Ambrose Street and Algoma Street to assist a male who was bleeding. The male victim was sent to hospital in an ambulance for medical attention from injuries sustained in an assault.

Officers were able to determine an altercation had occurred in an apartment located in the 200 block of Pearl Street. Shortly after 6:00 p.m. a male inside the apartment was arrested and has been charged with Aggravated Assault. He will appear in court this morning.