Purse Snatching Arrest Made – #SELFIE Boy


(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A woman was without her purse after an incident on November 23rd, 2019 left her feeling victimized and purseless. Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service conducted their investigation and as a result have arrested 26-year-old Eric Cormier.

Cormier appeared in a Thunder Bay courtroom this morning via video link from the Thunder Bay Police Service station while in police custody. Justice of the Peace Denette Ellard was presiding along with Crown Attorney Emily Delaney and duty counsel representative Marylynn Thompson.


Further, allegations arose that Cormier failed to report to the John Howard society when he was last released on a recognizance bail plan. He is believed to not have reported between October 7th and October 31st. He was previously behind bars on September 17th, 2019 (more on that at the end of this article). Cormier is facing the following charges:

  • Theft under $5000 (woman’s purse).
  • Breaching bail conditions (fail to report to bail supervision program

He has other outstanding charges before the courts as well, which are detailed below in our article from September 17th, 2019.

Cormier is not granted bail today and has been ordered to remain in jail until at least his next court date, which is December 2, 2019, where he will have another shot at being released.


HISTORY – September 17th, 2019

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Violence towards women is not cool and there is no reason to ever resort to it. Let’s take a stroll down some allegations of just that.

A 26-year-old Eric Cormier was arrested by hard-working Thunder Bay Police Service officers and was held in custody pending a court appearance.

He appeared in court this morning via video link from the Thunder Bay Police Service Station (A.K.A. “Hotel Balmoral”).

His Worship, visiting Justice of the Peace Logan from Fort Frances was presiding along with Crown Attorney Manon Arbour and duty counsel lawyer Atatise.

Cormier is facing the following charges after an alleged incident unfolded where a woman endured violence directed by him:

  • Assault (on a woman).
  • Mischief causing damage (cellphone and headphones).

Cormier was also arrested on matters out of Sudbury. Those charges are:

  • Breaching probation order (did not notify probation of address change).
  • Breaching probation order (failed to report).
  • Breaching probation (was not made clear in court what this third breach was about).


The Crown is short and stern with their position, they are not consenting to his release today.
Duty counsel requests that Cormier’s matter returns to court on Friday for another chance to be releaed from jail. That request is granted and his next court date is set for Friday.

Cormier will head to the Thunder Bay District Jail where he will await his scheduled court appearance on Friday. We could not confirm if he managed to pop off another selfie before his arrest.


2 Replies to “Purse Snatching Arrest Made – #SELFIE Boy”

  1. That lowlife snake needs to be beat to within an inch of his useless life.

    Wish there was a way to arrange for his cell mates to make every day of his time in jail a long, miserable nightmare.

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