Man Arrested After Car Hopping Vehicles
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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service are battling an uphill battle when it comes to addiction driven “crimes of opportunity” which involves, but is not limited to car hoppers and back yard lurkers. Both of these categories of criminals have intentions to steal.
A male attended an address in the 600 block of Harold Street and was rummaging through cars in the area. A REAL Concerned Citizen saw this individual rummaging through his vehicle and told the suspect to leave the area. The citizen performed a citizen’s arrest and detained the man until police arrived. Items were found from the vehicle with the suspect.
Appearing in a Thunder Bay bail court this morning is a 43-year-old Peter Robinson. He appeared via video link in front of Justice of the Peace Marcel Donio. Crown Attorney Manon Arbour was presiding and duty counsel lawyer Lianne Roberge were also present.
Robinson has been charged with:

  • Trespass At Night.
  • Breaching probation order (reporting).

The Crown consents to the release of Robinson today, on the following conditions:

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  • $200 non-deposit recognizance.
  • Reside in the 300 block of South Archibald.
  • No contact with the alleged victim.
  • Not to attend an address on Harold.

The Justice of the Peace adjusts the proposed conditions and increases the non-deposit amount to $500.
Duty counsel lawyer Lianne Roberge requests a return date of October 25th for Robinson to start answering to the charges. His release is granted and he has a future court date set.

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