(THUNDER BAY, ON) – This morning, we broke the story regarding the incident that was unfolding in the 200 block of Victoria Ave West this morning which involved numerous police cruisers, ambulances and even a fire truck.
The initial response on the scene took place around 7:00 am this morning which rocked the neighbourhood as people were deeply concerned.
Police say that they located a victim that was a youth. Paramedics rushed the child to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre where he was later pronounced dead. A second victim, a 59-year-old male, was also injured and transported to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre but was later released and is in stable condition.
Further, police state that an altercation took place between 34-year-old Courtney Marie Labelle, Labelle’s son (the youth), and the 59-year-old male. The youth likely died as a result of this incident. The family of the youth reached out to TRCC News and informed us of the information and requested it to be out.
Labelle’s brother, Arnold Labelle, was involved in a double-stabbing just weeks ago on Picton Avenue in which children were also present. Sources indicate that Courtney can be seen at a local methadone clinic frequently. Drugs have not been determined as a factor in the New Years Day murder that took her son’s life. More details will emerge soon.
Article dated December 14th, 2019:
(THUNDER BAY, ON) – At approximately 11:43 pm on Friday, December the 13th, 2019, officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) were dispatched to the 100 block of Picton Avenue regarding a 911 call that was made reporting a stabbing had taken place.
Allegations are that on arrival police spoke with a child who was near the entrance of the door that had reported to police that their mother had stabbed his father because he was hitting her. Investigation revealed that both parents were intoxicated and arguing which escalated to a physical altercation. The male then started pushing and punching the woman. At this point, the woman then fell to the floor. While she was on the floor, she obtained a kitchen knife and stabbed the man in the shoulder in what appears to be an attempt to defend herself.
At this point, the man then managed to remove the knife from her and punched her 2 or 3 more times. Police located 6 children in the residence at the time ranging from 7 months old to 12 years old. The man required medical treatment for his wounds.
Officers arrested, charged and detained two adults from this situation, 35-year-old woman and 38-year-old Arnold Labelle. They were both held in police custody at the TBPS Balmoral Street station pending their court appearance this morning.
Both accused appeared in a Thunder Bay Courthouse courtroom this morning via video link from the TBPS station on Balmoral Street. Justice of the Peace Zelda Kitchekeesic was presiding along with Crown Attorney Derrick “The HAMMER” Silvestro along with the skilful criminal defence lawyer Emily Morris filling in as duty counsel today. Labelle is facing the following charges:
- Breaching bail conditions by contacting a previous alleged victim.
- Breaching a probation order made on March 4th (keep the peace and be of good behaviour).
Labelle was released previously from custody and ordered not to contact a certain person. The woman is facing a single charge of Aggravated Assault (stabbing).
Labelle is not granted release from custody today and is ordered to remain in jail until at least Monday, December 16th, 2019 where he is scheduled to appear in court to have another swing at being released from custody. Court grants the woman release from custody today on a recognizance bail plan without a surety, pegged at $500 without deposit. Her conditions are:
- Reside in the 100 block of Picton Avenue.
- No contact with Arnold Labelle.
- Not to be within 50 meters of anywhere he might be.
- Not to possess or consume any alcohol or intoxicating substances.
- Not to possess any weapons as defined by the Criminal Code of Canada.
The woman is released from police custody and is scheduled to return to court on December 31st, 2019 to begin answering to the charge laid on her.
None of the allegations has been proven in a court of law.
HISTORY article dated May 24, 2018 via Thunder Bay Courthouse – Inside Edition
ARNOLD LABELLE ARRESTED AGAIN AFTER A TABLE BEATING, CAR STEALING, BREATHALYZER REFUSING, COP RESISTING EVENING.
Appearing this morning, Saturday, February 9, 2018 via video from the Thunder Bay Police Station in Bail Courtroom 104 is 27 year old ARNOLD LABELLE
It’s W.A.S.H. (Weekend And Statutory Holiday) Court today. His Worship, Justice of the Peace Bernard Caron is presiding. Provincial Crown “The HAMMER” Derrick Silvestro is here along with Labelle’s lawyer Ron Poirier.
Crown Silvestro is not consenting to release of LABELLE.
LABELLE is facing several charges including assault with a weapon (table) on a female in the Duke Street area. He then allegedly stole her car (theft over 5000$). TBPS allegedly caught up to him near Hillcrest where he allegedly refused a breathalyzer and resisted police.
He has a lengthy criminal record with violence against women.
LABELLE will be transferred to Thunder Bay Jail.
He will make a video appearance from there on Tuesday February 12,2019.
BENCH WARRANT ISSUED BY JUDGE FOR ARREST OF ARNOLD LABELLE
Scheduled to appear in Courtroom 102 today, Thursday May 24,2018 before His Honour Dino DiGiuseppe is ARNOLD LABELLE
LABELLE is not present in court. His lawyer Ronald Poirier tells the court he can’t explain Labelle’s absence except that he thinks Labelle is in Longlac area.
Crown Attorney Sarah Munsch requests a bench warrant be issued for his arrest.
Judge DiGiuseppe issues the bench warrant for the arrest of ARNOLD LABELLE at approximately 12 o’clock noon.
LABELLE is originally from the Constance Lake 92 Indian Reserve and has lengthy criminal history including convictions for assaulting a pregnant woman.
No media release issued by the Director of Communications at TBPS about this Wanted person.