(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Late last evening the Thunder Bay Police Service responded to a call for service on the 200 block of Sequoia Drive.

Police swarmed the unit around 9:00 pm, a resident in the area tells us, and they were also searching the area with cruisers and spotlights.


Video footage of that moment:

At least one person was taken into custody and and at least one person was sent to hospital in an ambulance.

Thunder Bay Police Service and Superior North EMS responded to the scene.


Police are still holding the scene this morning, with two police cruisers present. This leads us to believe that something significant happened.

Police released the following information:

Police received several calls for a disturbance outside a residence on the 200 block of Sequoia Drive just after 8:30 p.m. on September 25, 2108.

When patrol officers arrived they spoke to a female who reported that she had attended the residence to pick up another female from the residence.


When the female got into the vehicle, a male from the residence approached the car and smashed the driver’s side window and dragged the passenger female back into the residence.

Police breached the door in order to check on the welfare of the female. They located a male hiding in an upstairs bedroom. He was uncooperative with officers and was eventually taken into custody.

They located the female unharmed in the basement of the dwelling.


A 30-year-old Andrew Goddard from Ottawa, Ontario was escorted to the Balmoral Police Station and was charged with:

  • Assault x2
  • Uttering Threats
  • Mischief Under $5000
  • Resist Arrest
  • Breach of Recognizance

Andrew Goddard was charged with the kidnapping of a person a few years back, but the charges were withdrawn by the Crown Attorney due to the witnesses being too frieghtened to testify in court.

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