Officers Assaulted, Bodily Harm Threats and More

(WAPEKEKA, ON) – Officers with the Wapekeka detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police received a report that a male had threatened another male with bodily harm. Upon responding to the call, the suspect is alleged to have resisted police arresting him and assaulted police twice during the chaos.
A 39-year-old Bruce George Crowe of Wapekeka First Nation appeared in a Thunder Bay courtroom this morning via telephone call from the Big Trout Lake OPP detachment. His Worship, Regional Senior Justice of the Peace Bernard Caron was presiding along with Crown Attorney Gordon Fillmore and a duty counsel representative.
Crowe is facing the following criminal charges:

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  • Resisting arrest.
  • Assault police x2.
  • Uttering threats to cause bodily harm.


The Crown denied releasing the male today and cited that they intend to show cause as to why Crowe should remain in jail.
Crowe is ordered to remain in jail and is scheduled to appear in a Sioux Lookout bail court tomorrow, Monday, for another chance to get released from jail.

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