(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On November 28th, 2019, a woman who was known to the suspect lent the suspect her vehicle. The suspect did not return the vehicle on time and was substantially late. Upon returning the vehicle the suspect shoved the woman.
He then demanded cigarettes from the woman and the woman denied him. The suspect then said “GIVE ME THE CIGARETTES OR I’ll PUNCH YOU, I’LL FUCKING KILL YOU!” he then pushed her and then the situation ended.
A 911 call was made and officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) responded to the call. An investigation was launched into the scenario and as a result of that investigation Nicholas Jeffrey Recoski was arrested and held in police custody pending a court appearance.
This morning in a Thunder Bay courtroom, Recoski appeared in court by video link from the TBPS station located at 1200 Balmoral Street. Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman was presiding over court this morning along with Crown Attorney Emily Delaney and the talented duty counsel lawyer Stella Vallelongo. Recoski is facing the following charges stemming from the November 28th, 2019 incident:
- Assault (on a woman).
- Willfully destroy property.
- Uttering threats to cause death.
- Possession of stolen property (motor vehicle).
The Crown consents to the release of Recoski today via an undertaking with the following conditions:
- Notify TBPS of his address within 24 hours of being released.
- Notify TBPS of any change of his address within 24 hours.
- Do not contact the alleged victim.
- Do not be within 50 meters of anywhere the alleged victim lives, works, goes to school or otherwise might be.
- Do not attend the home of the alleged victim.
Recoski, through duty counsel, agrees to the conditions proposed by the Crown Attorney. He is now scheduled to return to court on December 13th, 2019 to begin answering to the charges laid on him.
He is ordered released from police custody.