(THUNDER BAY, ON) – In what appears to be a classic shoplifting tactic, a male was parked outside while another male entered Canadian Tire and was shoplifting. The male then exited the store and got in the getaway vehicle. They then drove off.
A short time later police arrested 35-year-old Troy Robert Glidden and 34-year-old Kyle Edwin John Pajamaki regarding the incident. Both men were transported to the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) headquarters located at 1200 Balmoral Street where they remained pending their morning court date.
The two appeared in a Thunder Bay Courthouse courtroom on Monday, January 6th, 2020 via video link from the TBPS headquarters. His Worship, Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman was presiding along with Crown Attorney Rob Kozak and criminal defence lawyer Brennen Sacevich who was filling in the role of duty counsel.
Glidden is facing the following charges:
- Breaching a probation order made on August 9th, 2019 (keep the peace and be of good behaviour).
- Breaching bail conditions not to attend a certain address.
- Theft under $5000 (Canadian Tire).
Pajamaki is facing the following new charges:
- Breaching bail condition not to operate or have care of control of a motor vehicle.
- Breaching probation order made on July 10th, 2019 (keep the peace and be of good behaviour).
Pajamaki has an outstanding court matter which appears to have resulted in bail conditions restricting his driving privileges and alcohol consumption.
Glidden is denied his release from police custody today and is going to be transported to the Thunder Bay District Jail where he will likely remain until his scheduled court appearance on Thursday where he will have another swing at bail.
Pajamaki is granted release from police custody today under the following conditions:
- Not to contact a certain woman if he has been consuming alcohol in the past 24 hours.
- Not to contact Troy Glidden.
- Not to possess any weapons as defined by the Criminal Code of Canada.
None of the charges have been proven in a court of law.