(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Once again, a business has been broken into on the notorious stretch of road called Simpson Street.
‘Surplus & More’ located at 211 Simpson Street was the victim of the break and enter. This is the second time in about a week that this location has been the victim of a crime.
Thunder Bay Police Service officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch were dispatched to a business in the 200 block of Simpson Street just after 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4 following reports of a break and enter that had just occurred.
When officers arrived they found evidence that someone had broken into the business. Broken glass and blood was found at the scene.
Officers checked the area around the business and located more blood.
Later that morning, just before 6:30 a.m., officers were waved down by a female in the 400 block of George Street. The female led officers to a location in the 100 block of May Street South where someone was said to be in distress and in need of help.
Officers located a male bleeding and in need of medical attention. Paramedics with Superior North EMS arrived to provide medical assistance and transported the male to the Thunder Bay Health Sciences Centre for further treatment.
Further investigation revealed the male in medical distress was the suspect who broke into the Simpson Street business, and was in possession of stolen items from that break and enter.
On December 4th, 2019, hardworking officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) responded to the scene and made an arrest of 27-year-old Richard Beardy. Allegations are that they located stolen goggles on Beardy during his arrest.
Beardy appeared in a Thunder Bay courtroom this morning via video link while in police custody at the TBPS station located on Balmoral Street. Justice of the Peace Denette Ellard was presiding over court this morning along with Crown Attorney Derrick “The HAMMER” Silvestro and duty counsel representative marylynn tompson.
Beardy is facing the following charges:
- Break and enter and commit the indictable offence of theft.
- Possession of stolen property under $5000 (goggles).
The Crown refused to release Beardy today and duty counsel requested the matter come back to court tomorrow for what appears to be another swing at bail.
These crimes are often the direct result of the out of control drug addiction issues Thunder Bay is facing.