Police arrest accused in assault, then find unrelated firearm and arrest second accused

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 12:15
Incident Number
P20060744 & P20060771
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2020-09-18

Police arrested a local man following a violent incident on the city’s south-side Thursday night.

Then, during that investigation, located and seized a firearm unrelated to the original assault and arrested a second male.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to the area of Bethune Street near McKenzie Street just after 10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17 following reports of an assault.

When police arrived they located a male victim who was being treated by Superior North EMS paramedics. Police learned the male had injuries sustained consistent with a stabbing during a recent assault.

The victim’s injuries were believed to be serious but non-life threatening.

As a result of their continued investigation, officers at the scene identified a suspect and located him at about 10:30 p.m. in a nearby residence. He was arrested without further incident.

While making this arrest officers located a prohibited firearm inside the home. Police seized the firearm with ammunition and arrested a male without further incident.

Patrick Simon Raymond WOOD, 29, of Thunder Bay, is charged with:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Carrying Concealed Weapon
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Breach of Probation x 2

James Lawrence YOUNG, 52, of Thunder Bay, is charged with:

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm Without a Licence
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm x 2
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Prohibited or Restricted  Firearm With Ammunition

Both appeared in bail court on Thursday, Sept. 18 and were remanded into custody with a future appearance date.


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