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FAMILY DAY STABBING VICTIM BUSTED

FAMILY DAY STABBING VICTIM BUSTED

DRUNK DRIVING IN STOLEN VEHICLE AFTER COLLISION

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~~~~   February 22, 2021  (LSN) Hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers arrested a 27 year old JOSIAH ROBERT THOMAS on the evening of Saturday February 20,2021after he fled the scene of a south-side collision in a vehicle previously reported as being stolen.

A TBPS Officer on patrol observed a blue van collide with another vehicle at the intersection of Edward and James Streets.  

The officer observed the blue van driving at a high rate of speed and failing to stop at a red light at the intersection just prior to the collision. The motorist in the blue van then fled the scene, proceeding southbound on Edward Street North.

The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop, at which point the motorist entered a parking lot in the 400 block of Edward Street in an apparent attempt to evade police. The motorist was unable to continue as they had struck a snowbank while attempting to exit the parking lot.

The officer approached the male motorist and observed several signs of impairment. Police also learned at this time the van was previously reported stolen.

The male accused was arrested without further incident.

A 27 year old JOSIAH ROBERT THOMAS was criminally charged with:

  • -Operation of a Motor Vehicle While Impaired
  • -Operation of a Motor Vehicle While Impaired Blood Alcohol Concentration
  • -Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • -Flight from Peace Officer
  • -Failure to Stop After Accident
  • -Theft of a Motor Vehicle
  • -Breach of Probation x 2

THOMAS appeared in bail court on Sunday, February 21,2021 and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date.

JOSIAH ROBERT THOMAS was recently arrested on Family Day, Monday February 15,2021 at the Sea Vue Hotel on Cumberland Street. He had been stabbed by his brother JORDAN THOMAS and had fentanyl in his possession. See link below. 

while on 14 day Covid-19 isolation at the Prince Arthur Hotel stabs brother

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