HEIST: LuLu’s Variety Suspect Arrested

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – LuLu’s Variety, located at 221 Highway 130 in Oliver-Paipoonge fell victim to a recent break and enter in which items were stolen.

The incident took place on November 12th and was reported to police. Hardworking Thunder Bay Police Service officers engaged in an investigation and as a result, made an arrest.

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On November 18th, 2019, a 34-year-old Ray Legarde appeared in a Thunder Bay courthouse bail court via video link from the TBPS station located at 1200 Balmoral Street. Legarde is facing the following criminal charges:

  • Break and enter to commit an indictable offence of theft.
  • Breaching a probation order made on February 26th, 2019 (keep the peace and be of good behaviour).

The Crown tells the court that Legarde is in a Crown-onus situation, meaning the Crown would have to prove to the courts why Legarde should be held in jail. Further, the Crown states that they intend to do that and are seeking to show the courts why Legarde should remain behind bars. Concerns are raised on the primary and secondary grounds regarding his release. Primary ground concerns means that the Crown believes that should Legarde be released, he is unlikely to return for court. Secondary ground concerns means that the Crown believes that should Legarde be released, there is a substantial risk that he might either re-offend, become a public safety concern, or both.

Duty counsel tells the court that they have already spoken with Legarde and that Michael “The Pitbull” Hargadon is his criminal defence lawyer of choice. Duty counsel will inform Hargadon about Legardes situation.

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Legarde is ordered to remain in jail for the time being, until his eventual release. He is sent back into his holding cell at the police station where he waited to be transported to the overcrowded and understaffed Thunder Bay District Jail. Anyone with a photo of this guy please text it to 807-355-8917 or email tips@trcctb.com.

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3 Replies to “HEIST: LuLu’s Variety Suspect Arrested”

  1. Another product of revolving door justice and a repeat offender.

    It’s abundantly apparent that this lowlife has no respect for the law. Throw the book at him!

  2. Another huge problem, is the over crowded jail. Why not use the LPH while the new jail is getting made. Perfect place for certain prisoners and you could thin out the jail by 50%. Yes hire more guards to staff the LPH and other support staff.

    1. WTF? Just leave them jammed in a crowded jail cell. Never mind making them cozy..Make it as brutal as they are and spend the money on more guards and better equipment for the guards to just monitor them.Quit making jail a B&B for them and make the jails in this country as horrible as the jails in Brazil or China. Fucking liberals laws here reward the criminals and punish the victim

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