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Murder #9 808 McMillan Street

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  August 12, 2022  (LSNews)  Hardworking Thunder Bay Police Officers have arrested a man wanted for the shooting murder of CHARLIE RITCH FINLAYSON 

The suspect was arrested yesterday, Thursday August 11,2022 at 227 Blucher Avenue when the Emergency Task Unit surrounded the drug house located in a Thunder Bay Social Housing Unit.  

The man was wanted on a warrant since July 29,2022 for the McMillan street murder. 

A 32 year old JUSTIN RANDY COASTER has been criminally charged with:

  • -second degree murder of CHARLIE RITCH FINLAYSON 

COASTER was held overnight at Balmoral Police Station and made a phone court appearance this morning, Friday August 12,2022

Second degree murder is an automatic detention order and can only be released by a Superior Court Judge. 

COASTER is being transported to the Thunder Bay Jail and has a future court appearance on Friday August 19, 2022. 

Inside Edition sources indicate that Thunder Bay Police are still looking for JEREMY MEQUENAWAP & WESLEY OSTAMUS as suspects. 

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These two men are considered armed & dangerous. They are also known to have gang connections.

Also, if you have information on the whereabouts of missing person ELAINE WHITEHEAD, also contact Thunder Bay Police. Her family is genuinely concerned for her. She is not a criminal.

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Murders Thunder Bay vs other Ontario Cities

Thunder Bay maintained its title as the murder capital of Canada in 2018,  For the third consecutive year - and the fourth time in the last five years

 It has been announced again that Thunder Bay is the Murder Capital of Canada for 2018 in Canada for CMAs with populations between 100,000 to less than 500,000 people

Thunder Bay had the highest rate in that category with 6.38 homicides per 100,000.
Barrie with zero
St. Catharines–Niagara  Region with 0.42


Thunder Bay has the highest Opiod death Rate in Ontario

Path 525 Thunder Bay Drug Injection Site  Lake Superior NewsIn 2018, 44 people died of opioid overdose in Thunder Bay.

It’s made Thunder Bay the highest per capita opioid death rate in Ontario.

The 44 deaths were a 40 per cent increase from 2017, a year in which Thunder Bay also held the highest provincial rate.

Between July 2017 and June 2018, nearly 3,900 naloxone kits were handed out by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit and local pharmacies, 



Thunder Bay is that the homicide rate for 2017 is down from 2016 when it stood at 6.62 per 100,000

Greater Sudbury's murder rate is  remains one of the lowest in Canada. murder rate was 0.61 per 100,000 people

Thunder Bay as the only Legal Injeciton site in Northern Ontario 

Murders by Ward 2019

  • Homicide #1  Leo Chiodo  Westfort Ward 108th Avenue Mission Island 
  • Homicide #2  Tanya Andy  McIntrye Ward Behind Landmark Inn
  • Homicide #3  Claude Justin KISHIQUEB Current River Ward Cumberland Street
  • Homicide #4  Robenson St Jean McIntrye Ward Hilldale and Melbourne
  • Homicide #5  Andrew Ayre McKellar Ward,  Victoria Ave East
  • Homicide #6  Nazareth Andrew KWANDIBENS Current River Ward  Arundel Street

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