Assault Peace Officer Arrest

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 13:45
Incident Number
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2020-11-19

A Thunder Bay man was arrested after he attacked officers investigating a disturbance Wednesday evening.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch were dispatched to a residential address in the 100 block of Varsity Place just after 7:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18 following reports of a disturbance.

When police arrived they learned a male suspect was causing a disturbance. An investigation also revealed this same male was involved in an assault a day prior.

The investigation led officers to the suspect’s home. The accused attacked the officers when they approached, and struck them several times.

Police were able to complete an arrest following this struggle.

Michael Thomas DEARTH, 31, of Thunder Bay, is charged with Assault, Assaulting a Peace Officer x 2, and Resist Peace Officer.

The accused was transported to the TBPS headquarters at 1200 Balmoral Street and the officers returned to regular duties.

He appeared in bail court on Thursday, Nov. 19 and was released with conditions and a future appearance date.


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