(THUNDER BAY, ON) – For the second time in less than a month, 22-year-old River Julian Beardy has found his way back into a jail cell while on a notorious stretch of Picton Avenue.
Allegations are that the last time he was arrested on Picton Avenue it was due to a neighbour hearing yelling and screaming coming from a unit in the 200 block. Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service responded to the scene and observed a woman with facial injuries alleged to have been caused by Beardy.
At that time police arrested and charged Beardy with assault. He was later released and put on a bail condition to not attend that address again.
Further allegations are that on December 7th, 2019, officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service were once again dispatched to the same unit after a neighbour called 911 to report more yelling, screaming and an unknown but concerning commotion. When officers arrived at the location they found the same alleged female as last time and she told them she wanted Beardy removed from the home and that he was not wanted.
After a brief search of the home, Beardy was located, apparently attempting to hide from the police. He was arrested, charged, and held in police custody at the Balmoral Street station pending a court appearance. This morning, via video link from the police station, Beardy appeared in court in front of Justice of the Peace Anna Gibbon. Crown Attorney Katrina “Lock ’em UP!” VanKessel was also present along with a duty counsel worker.
Beardy was charged with breaching his bail conditions and was not granted release from jail today. He is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 to have another swing at being released from jail.