(THUNDER BAY, ON) – It’s undeniable that the massive majority of “crimes of opportunity” committed in Thunder Bay and surrounding region is driven by addiction of some type, whether it be an alcohol addiction or a drug addiction.
On September 18th officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service made an arrest regarding a theft that took place at the Wal-Mart located at 1101 Arthur Street. Upon arrest of the woman, a check on police computers showed that this woman had a warrant for her arrest regarding an incident on July 8th, 2019 where it is alleged she had possession of a stolen credit card.
The woman was on probation during both of these incidents with the condition to keep the peace and be of good behaviour.
27-year-old Chasity Hudson was arrested and charge with:
- Theft under $5000 (Wal-Mart).
- Possession of a stolen credit card.
- Breaching probation conditions (keep the peace and be of good behaviour) x2.
Hudson appeared in bail court this morning via video link while in police custody at the Thunder Bay Police Service station (A.K.A. “Hotel Balmoral”). His Worship, Justice of the Peace Marcel Donio was presiding along with Crown Attorney Manon Arbur and criminal defence lawyer Karen Scullions law student A. Gallo.
The Crown is opposed to the release of Hudson today, likely due to secondary ground concerns. Court hears that Hudson has federal charges still working their way through court.
Law student Gallo requests that the matter return to court on Monday so that information can be pieced together surrounding a bail plan.
Hudson is ordered to remain in jail until at least Monday, where she will have another chance at being released. She’s off to the Thunder Bay Correctional Centre where she will remain until at least her next appearance.