(THUNDER BAY, ON) – To protect the identity of the child, no one will be named in this article.
Yesterday, at the Travelodge located at 450 Memorial Ave, Thunder Bay, Ontario, some adults were drinking alcohol in a room and a verbal dispute broke out. A child was present. Someone in the hotel dialled 911 and reported a disturbance to the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS).
Upon officers arriving, they located two intoxicated adults with their child. An investigation revealed that the father punched the child in the face during a drunken dispute and then the mother then punched the father in the face. Screaming, yelling, and other rowdy circumstances unfolded after that point. Police arrested the mother and father. Dilico was dispatched to the scene.
Police arrested, charged, and transported both parents down to the Balmoral Street police station where they were both held in custody pending their morning court appearance. They both appeared before Justice of the Peace Zelda Kitchekeesic, Crown Attorney Katrina “Lock ’em UP!” VanKessel and the talented criminal defence lawyer Aranka Golphy, who was filling the role of duty counsel.
Both parents face a single charge each of assault. Further, both were released with the following conditions:
- Not to contact or communicate with the other parent.
- Not to possess any weapons as defined by the Criminal Code of Canada.
- Not to be under the influence of alcohol during contact that is granted by Dilico.
The father has a further condition not to contact the child.
They were both released from custody today and have court dates in January to begin answering to the charge laid on each of them.