Suspected car hopper arrested after citizen threatened

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 14:30
Incident Number
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2020-04-27

Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to a residential address in the 200 block of Robertson Street following reports of a man breaking into a vehicle at about 9:45 p.m. on Sunday, April 26.

When police arrived they quickly located and arrested a suspect who was still at the scene.

An investigation revealed a resident happened to be exiting their home when they spotted a suspicious male inside their truck rummaging through its contents.

The citizen confronted the suspicious male. During the confrontation the suspect turned toward the resident with a knife.
No injuries were reported as a result of this confrontation.

During the arrest, the accused provided police with a name that further investigation revealed to be a false identity.

Jonah Kenny THOMAS, 25, of Thunder Bay, is charged with Assault with a Weapon, Identity Fraud, Fail to Comply with a Judicial Release, Theft Under $5,000, Breach of Probation x 3.

He appeared in bail court on Monday, April 27, and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date.


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