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Police arrested a male wanted on numerous warrants Thursday while he was in possession of multiple weapons on the city’s north side.

Members of the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Break and Enter and Robbery (BEAR) Unit became discovered the whereabouts of a male wanted on a number of outstanding charges.

The male was wanted on charges relating to a sexual assault incident that had occurred on Wednesday, Oct. 6 and a weapons offence that had occurred on Aug. 24, 2022.

BEAR Unit officers made contact with the wanted male in the 200 block of Wilson Street just before 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, and took him into custody.

Despite being positively identified by officers, the accused denied he was the male officers were looking for.

Police found the accused male to be in possession of multiple weapons, including a prohibited spring-loaded knife.

The accused was transported to the TBPS headquarters at 1200 Balmoral Street.

David Allan Martell, 37, of Thunder Bay, is charged with:

• Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order x 3
• Obstruct Peace Officer
• Faily to Comply with Probation Order x 4
• Carrying Concealed Weapon
• Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition
• Sexual Assault with a Weapon
• Using a Firearm while Committing Offence
• Uttering Threats – Death or Bodily Harm

He appeared in bail court on Friday, Oct. 6 and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date.

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