(THUNDER BAY, ON) – An Amber Alert went out yesterday, and caused extremely elevated levels of concern regarding the welfare of a child.


47-year-old Lynda McCallum appeared in courtroom 104 this morning, in front of Justice of the Peace Zelda Kitchekeesik, crown attorney Misbah-ul Hosque, and duty counsel Arturo Acosta.

She appeared quiet, well-behaved, and soft spoken.

Charges McCallum is facing are:

  • Break & Enter
  • Abduction
  • Assault

There was a 517.1 publication ban ordered on the case.


Lynda McCallum was released.

OPP Media Release Below:

Members with the Ontario Provincial Police have arrested and charged the suspect involved in the Amber Alert issued on May 14, 2018 in Thunder Bay area.

Lynda McCALLUM, 47-years-old, of Thunder Bay is charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

Abduction in Contravention of a Court Order contrary to section 282(1)(a);

Break and Enter contrary to section 348(1)(b); and with


Assault contrary to section 266.

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay Criminal Court on June 1, 2018. No further information will be released as a result of a publication ban.