(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On January 7th, 2020, officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service responded to the 200 block Clavet Street home near the intersection of Court Street on reports that a home had been taken over and drug trafficking was involved.
Allegations are that cocaine was being trafficked out of the home and that there was over $5000 in cash on the premises which were the result of drug trafficking. Police believe that the home was being taken over by drug traffickers.
Officers arrested Crystal Leduc, 30-year-old Chantal Boucher of Thunder Bay, 18-year-old Ryan Gonzales-Hewit (suspected Toronto area gangster from Scarborough, Ontario) and a youth with the following charges:
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine).
- Possession of proceeds of crime over $5000 (Canadian Currency)
- Unlawfully in a dwelling house for the purpose of committing an indictable offence.
The youth was also charged with breaching their probation order. Boucher was also charged with:
- Possession of fentanyl.
- Breaching bail condition not to possess any unlawful drugs or substances except with a valid prescription in your name.
Boucher is already going through court for an impaired operation charge as well as possession of cocaine dating back to August 2018. Leduc also caught a breach of probation charge for not keeping the peace and being of good behaviour.
All four suspects appeared in court this morning while in police custody at the Thunder Bay Police Service headquarters located at 1200 Balmoral Street. Justice of the Peace Denette Ellard was presiding along with Crown Attorney Alec Hardiejowski and duty counsel lawyer Justin McConnell.
The Crown tells the court that they are not consenting to the release of the suspects. They are remanded into custody and have future dates set.
The women are headed to the Thunder Bay Correctional Centre where they will remain in jail until they are released. Ryan will be sent to the Thunder Bay District Jail where he is likely to remain. The youth will goto one of the youth holding centres. Ryan is believed to be from the Toronto, Ontario area.
History on Leduc, article dated March 2, 2019:
(THUNDER BAY, ON) – FLIP FLOP, YOU DON’T STOP. A GOOD REMINDER TO THE PUBLIC…..DON’T DO DRUGS
THUNDER BAY POLICE ARREST CRYSTAL ANNE LEDUC WANTED ON COMMITTAL WARRANT.
LEDUC WAS FEATURED FOR ABOUT A MONTH IN FEBRUARY 2018 ON WANTED WEDNESDAY AND HER PICTURE WAS TAKEN DOWN EVEN THOUGH SHE WASN’T ARRESTED.
Appearing this morning, Saturday March 2, 2019 via telephone from the Thunder Bay Hospital in Bail Courtroom 104 is convicted criminal 34 year old CRYSTAL ANNE LEDUC.
It is not known why she is in hospital, but one might assume it is because of the FLIP FLOP. (See attached video done on February 28,2019. Make sure volume is up for it)
It’s W.A.S.H. (Weekend And Statutory Holiday) Court today. Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Anna Gibbon is presiding. Provincial Crown Derrick Silvestro is here along with Duty Counsel Marilyn Thompson.
LEDUC was arrested early this morning by our hardworking TBPS Officers on 2 warrants. An arrest and a committal warrant.
LEDUC was sentenced by POA Court last year to 7 days in jail and a fine for Driving while Suspended. She never attended her sentencing and a committal warrant was issued.
The court hears her lawyer is David Bruzzese.
LEDUC is also facing charges of breaching her probation order that was made on March 24,2016. LEDUC was supposed to report to Probation on her release from jail for the robbery of Janzen’s Pharmacy on January 15,2015.
It’s alleged that she never reported to Probation.
Crown Attorney Silvestro is opposed to her release by virtue of the committal warrant and it’s a reverse onus situation.
LEDUC will appear by video from the Correctional Center on Wednesday March 6,2019 when she will have effectively served her 7 day sentence (5 days X 1.5 enhanced = 7.5 days credit). The Crown may change their position on Wednesday.
As per usual practice from the Director of Communications at TBPS, it seems he has deemed it not necessary to notify the public about wanted criminals being caught or at large.
History on Leduc dated April 2015:
Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) made arrests involving several robberies after reviewing video surveillance footage from area businesses. Police managed to identify a vehicle that as involved and seized it.
Police executed a search warrant and the result was drugs and stolen property that was taken from Exquisite Gold on February 14th, 2015. This was a jewellry heist.
31-year-old Blair Pelletier and 35-year-old Shannon Pinese were charged with possession of stolen property, possession of drugs, and breaching court order.
Police identified Pelletier as a suspect who robbed Exquisite Gold, the Holiday Inn and Comfort Inn on February 14, 2015. Pelletier caught 3 robbery charges with a weapon, disguise with intent to commit robbery and breaching bail condition.
Crystal Anne Leduc was also charged for a robbery that took place at Janzen’s Pharmacy on January 15th, 2015. She caught a robbery charge and wearing a disguise with intent to commit robbery.
History on Boucher, article dated October 9 2018:
(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Early this morning we told you the story of how a woman had knocked on a home near FWCI, requesting help. The story will be linked at the bottom of this article.
The three people arrested, turned out, may not be upstanding, innocent civilians.
Appearing in a Thunder Bay bail court this morning is 31-year-old Aklaesso Agba.
He is facing the following new charge:
- Obstruct police by providing a false name
Agba has some charges already working their way through court, his outstanding charges are:
- Failure or refusal to comply with demand (likely breathalzyer)
- Operating a motor vehicle in a manner dangerous to the public in order to evade police
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Breach of bail conditions (recognizance)
He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.
SOME HISTORY ON AGBA
Agba, a resident of Mississauga at one point, was accused of almost running down a Ontario Provincial Police officer during a police checkpoint in 2013. He was arrested in Alberta and brought back to Ontario to face trial.
It was 2:00am on July 4th, 2013 when police pulled over Agba during a RIDE program on Highway 400 just outside Barrie. Agba spoke quickly with an officer then hammered the gas in an attempt to escape, almost running over another officer.
Police pursued Agba for a short period of time, but broke off the chase due to public safety reasons.
The vehicle Agba was driving was later located abanoned in a ditch near Highway 400 in the York region. Police issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant.
Agba was facing a total of six charges from that incident which included Aggravated Assault against a police officer, and dangerous driving.
A 24-year-old Trent Calvin Bullard was also charged in the incident that unfolded near FWCI. His new charges are:
- Possession of a stolen vehicle over $5000
He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.
He, too, has existing charges running through the criminal justice system, those charges are:
A May 7th incident piled up these charges for Bullard:
- Theft under $5000
- Failure to comply with probation x2
A May 10th incident racked up these goodies for Bullard:
- Theft under $5000
- Failure to comply with probation
June 23rd landed Bullard with these criminal charges:
- Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
- Possession of a subtance banned under the CDSA
- Failure to comply with probation.
Bullard was held in custody, pending a bail hearing.
Chantal Boucher was arrested on the strength of a warrant. It is alleged she had missed her court date on October 2nd, 2018. Her new charge is:
- Failure to appear in court October 2
Her outstanding charges, which were already bumping around the courthouse are:
- Failure to appear in court September 1
- Impaired operation of a motor vehicle
- Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking
She was released on a $500 no deposit recognizance. Her conditions are:
- Reside at a residence in the 500 block of Walkover street
- Not possess, consume, or purchase any substances banned under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, unless with a medically prescribed prescription
- No Contact with Bullard or Agba
Boucher claims she is on ODSP, but can still afford the $500 if she breaches her bail conditions.
Read the story at the link below to see what brought these three into bail this morning.