(THUNDER BAY, ON) – As we reported earlier, 26-year-old Paige Baycroft was the subject of a missing person report and people were deeply concerned when someone who was in control of her Facebook messenger started sending cryptic messages.
Her mother was deeply concerned for the safety of Paige due to some suspicious activities she believed she was involved with such as frequenting trap houses, robbing southern Ontario drug dealing gang members and various other wild-lifestyle engagements.
Yesterday, the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) issued a media release informing the public that they had located Paige safely. She was arrested and charged during the course of her being located. Police held her in their holding cells at the Balmoral Street police station pending a court appearance this morning.
She appeared by video link in a Thunder Bay Courthouse courtroom today in front of Senior Regional Justice of the Peace Bernard Caron. Crown Attorney Manon Arbour was also present along with duty counsel lawyer Stuart. Baycroft is facing charges that stem from an October 10th, 2019 incident where she is alleged to have stolen a motor vehicle and also possessed a stolen motor vehicle. Her charges are:
- Theft of a motor vehicle over $5000.
- Possession of a stolen motor vehicle over $5000.
The Crown consents to the release of Paige, as she has absolutely zero criminal record. The proposed bail plan is a simple undertaking with no-surety. Her conditions are:
- Reside at her residence.
- Notify the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) of any change of address within 24 hours.
- Do not attend two addresses.
- Not to be in possession of any motor vehicle that is not hers or with the expressed and written consent of the vehicles owner.
Paige is granted release from police custody today and is scheduled to return to court on January 21st, 2020 to begin answering to the charges laid upon her.