(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Once again, loss prevention officers in conjuction with Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) officers have made an arrest involving shoplifting allegations in the great city of Thunder Bay.
35-year-old Antoine “Big Deal” Bouchard has been arrested and detained at the Balmoral police station following an incident at Wal-Mart where he is being accused of stealing from.
He appeared in court this morning via video link from the TBPS station on Balmoral Street. Justice of the Peace Ray Zuiliani was presiding along with Crown Attorney Emily Delaney and duty counsel lawyer Aranka Golphy. Bouchard is facing the following charges:
- Theft under $5000 (Wal-Mart).
- Breaching probation.
- Breaching probation by failing to report.
The Crown is not consenting to the release of Bouchard today. His lengthy criminal record is cited as a reason for detention. There are primary and secondary ground concerns regarding his release. Primary ground concerns means that the Crown believes there is a substantial risk that the accused won’t return for court, should they be released. Secondary ground concerns indicates that the Crown believes there is a substantial risk for the accused to either become a public safety concern, re-offend or both, should they be released.
Duty counsel requests that Bouchard be scheduled for a bail hearing on Tuesday, December 3rd. He is ordered to remain in jail until at least that date. The Thunder Bay District Jail is where he will be sleeping, for now.