(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On December 1st, 2019 at around 12:15 am hard working paramedics with the Thunder Bay detachment of Superior North Emergency Medical Services responded to a call for service at the intersection of Windsor and Junot regarding a youth barfing and rolling around on the ground.
Upon the arrival of paramedics, they located a 15-year-old female with roots to Marten Falls First Nation that was indeed barfing and reeking of alcohol beverages. Paramedics were not only spit on by the youth, but also kicked and had fists swung at them. At that point paramedics had locked themselves inside their ambulance and had police respond to the scene to help assist with the incident.
Police arrived on the scene around 12:30 am and observed the intoxicated teenager headbutting the passenger window of the ambulance. Officers approached the female and two officers ended up getting spit on in the face and kicked by the drunken female. At that point, officers managed to restrain the female and had a spit hood placed over her head as she continued to spit on police and act assaultively. The teenager was extremely intoxicated, unsteady on her feet, smelt of alcohol, slurring her feet and otherwise showing signs of being drunk.
The teenager was arrested and taken down to the TBPS station on Balmoral to be processed for being intoxicated in a public place. However, once they got there, the female started falling to the floor, hyperventilating and throwing up even more. Officers ended up escorting the drunken teenager to the hospital and on the way the teenager was still acting aggressively and belligerently. She continued to vomit all over.
Upon arrival at the hospital, the teenager spit once again at paramedics, police and even a security guard. The female continued to become more and more violent and aggressive once in the hospital as moments passed. Medical professionals at the hospital made repeated attempts to calm down the youth but were unsuccessful as the youth relentlessly threatened to injure staff, police, and damage equipment.
Ultimately, she was placed in hospital restraints and placed in a room where she could not harm anyone or destroy any equipment.
The youth appeared in a Thunder Bay courtroom this morning via video link while in police custody at the TBPS station located at 1200 Balmoral Street. Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman was presiding along with Crown Attorney P. Pasloski and duty counsel worker Joi Wokefield.
Four counts of assault have been laid against the youth, two of which are “assault police”.
After much discussions in court, the youth is granted release from police custody under a $250 recognizance bail plan with her mother as surety and of course, non-deposit. Her conditions are:
- Reside at her home on Machar Ave.
- Obey the rules of her mothers household.
- Curfew of 10:00 pm to 7:00 am.
- Not to possess or consume alcohol
The youth is granted release and is scheduled to return to court in Thunder Bay on December 12th.