(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Last night, allegations arose that a woman stole items from the south side Renco’s grocery store. A portion of the incident was caught on video (posted later in the article).
After a struggle was caught on camera, police arrived and arrested 27-year-old Caroline Eileen Finlayson and held her in custody. Further, Finlayson was on a “conditional sentence order”, which is when criminals get to serve their jail sentence at home, similar to a “house arrest”. A warrant for her arrest was issued “quite some time ago” when allegations arose that she breached that “house arrest” order.
Finlayson appeared in a Thunder Bay courtroom this morning via video link while in police custody at the Thunder Bay Police Service station. Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman was presiding along with Crown Attorney Derrick “The HAMMER” Silvestro and the very talented duo filling the duty counsel position Emily Morris and Brennan Sacevich.
Finlayson is facing the following charges:
- Theft under $5000 (Renco’s).
- Assault with intent to resist lawful arrest.
- Breaching a probation order made on October 31, 2019 (keep the peace and be of good behaviour).
The Crown is sternly opposed to the release of Finlayson today, Silvestro throws down the HAMMER. Finlayson refused to speak with duty counsel today as well.
She is being remanded into custody and will remain in jail at least until her next scheduled court date set for Monday, December 2nd, 2019.
Below are the videos from the incident at Renco’s yesterday evening.