VIDEO: Renco Theft Suspect Appears in Court


(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.


12 Replies to “VIDEO: Renco Theft Suspect Appears in Court”

  1. 10-90-100.

    Just another antisocial, kleptomaniac crack head littering the streets of Dumpster Bay.

    She’s burning the candle at both ends. Chances are her life will be miserable but mercifully brief if she doesn’t change her ways.

    What is it with so many FN people choosing lives of crime, drug abuse and disgusting behaviour? When is society going to discover the causes for such abhorrent behaviour and do something to correct it? All of these petty criminals can’t be that dimwitted. There must be some common underlying causes that leads them down this path of disrespect and self destruction? I suspect the reserves breed a great deal of contempt and hatred for mainstream society.

    What perplexes me though, is that if they hate white society so much, why do they come to our cities?

    1. I’d imagine they come here with a sense of entitlement.
      They grow up in these reserves, learning the ways of alcoholism and drug abuse from their parents, and their parents, parents.
      It’s normal for them because they’ve grown up with it their entire lives, so it’s all they know.
      They come to the city, act out like they do on the Rez and find themselves in bad situations.
      Example – drinking at the river.
      I’d like to see some stats on how common it is for FN people to die on the reserve due to drinking outside or near waterways.
      Then compare those to the deaths here.

    1. Never said it was a “white city”. I said “white society”. As in civilized and law abiding.

      Unlike the disproportionate number of criminals coming from the reserves.

  2. Go my fellow security guard these crackheads think they own the stores and streets they steal from. Gotta love those cell phone warriors.

  3. You know how to clean up these people by making it mandatory 3 year treatment sentences and drug dealer should get life I mean LIFE it is a good determent to them assholes and if your from another country you should be stripped of your Canadian rights and your asses deported.Cut the crack heads off OW or ODSP and force them into treatment. Quit wasting the taxpayers money on free drug tools, needles etc…

  4. Matt I hate to rain on your parade but the facts speak for themselves. Thunder Bay demographics show this is a predominantly non native community. Since you want to make race an issue , it is mostly caucasians or whites or pale skins or whatever other description you choose to identify the members here. . Now that aside, the non natives of Thunder Bay have always had good relations with native people in the past. The reservation across the river support the people on this side of the river and people here go to the reserve and so both sides support each other by doing business together. It was not until Thunder Bay started getting the troublemakers from those northern reserves who imported all their social problems with them that caused this city to deteriorated so badly. . I have yet to hear of a non native smuggling in drugs to a reserve It is for the most part members of their very own communities who do that. They are the ones guilty of genocide. I agree with Rex if some and I repeat Some natives from outlying regions have such a hate on for non natives then why come to urban centres where there are predominantly non natives in that community. No one is begging them or twisting their arm to come here. They are allowed to freely choose to come here. There are many native people in this community that do in fact pay taxes and support business here. They are hardworking and deserve to make a good life for their family just like anybody else. No one begrudges them that. The problems in this city are that there are SOME natives (as well as some non natives) who feel they are entitled to a free hand out, that the country owes them a living and they have no incentive at all to work. They choose criminal activities over self respect and pride. It is those natives who are responsible for the bad rap other decent Natives get. .

    1. 10% of the population commits 90% of the crime 100% of the time. Care to speculate on which demographic represents the 10%?

      It’s OK to think it and to acknowledge it but it’s not to say it right?

  5. Rohan it is illiterate grand standers who slam the racist word around because they have such weak suppport for their positions. The real kicker is that most spewing off that verbal diarhhea dont even know the definition of the word. So they take the easy peasy road and cry racism. It is quite stale now and does not have the effect it once had. .It has been used way too many times as an attempt to suppress an opposing opinion. Get over it.

  6. If only the caucasians would not bring the drugs into the cuity in the first place then the natives wouldnt bring the drugs back to the rez. Problem solved.

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