(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On October 17th, 2019 28-year-old Renee Jennie Graves is alleged to have been driving in a dangerous manner which resulted in the death of a woman, 49-year-old Tracy Anishinabie (spelling not confirmed).
Around 9:24pm Renee Graves, an unemployed person on ODSP, was operating a red 2011 Dodge Caravan southbound in the centre lane of Memorial Ave. She had just left the Esso gas station at Memorial and Central when she turned southbound.
Two people had been in the area prior to the collision. A man was pushing his partner in a wheelchair when they headed out to Memorial Ave when they crossed the road. They were in the middle turning lane and the woman fell out of her wheelchair onto the road while heavily intoxicated. Her partner was about to pick her up off the road. That’s when Graves drove over the woman, allegedly. Graves didn’t leave her lane and there was no signs that she tried to avoid the collision. It happened after dark and the road was artificially illuminated.
There was no known attempt to dodge the woman who fell on the vehicle. A mechanical inspection showed the vehicle was in good condition. A post-mortem showed the cause of death was due to multiple injuries from being hit and run over by the vehicle.
Graves was on a probation order at the time to “keep the peace and be of good behaviour”. Graves left the scene of the crime. Police arrested Graves several months later as a warrant for her arrest was made just two weeks ago. She turned herself in to the police.
Graves appeared in court this morning via video link from the TBPS station on Balmoral in front of Justice of the Peace Zelda Kitchkeesic. Crown Attorney Tamara Fairchild and law student Blanco was present on behalf of Michael Hargadon.
Graves is facing the following charges:
- Breaching a probation order made on March 7th, 2019 (keep the peace and be of good behaviour).
- Operate a conveyance in manner dangerous to the public causing death.
- Breaching another probation order made on another date (keep the peace and be of good behaviour).
The Crown recommends the release of Graves on the following $300 recognizance of bail, non-deposit and no-surety. Conditions proposed are:
- Not to be found in the driver’s seat of any conveyance (don’t drive).
- No contact with the victims partner.
- Report address within 24 hours of being released.
- Report change of address within 24 hours.
Graves was released from police custody today and is scheduled to reappear in court on January 7th, 2019.
Graves has a criminal record which include attempted robbery, robbery, resist police and failing to comply with bail conditions. She was involved in a stabbing of a senior citizen during a robbery in a previous allegation.
HISTORY ON GRAVES via Thunder Bay Courthouse – Inside Edition
March 7th, 2017
Renee Graves and Andrew Post have plead guilty and were sentenced today. Graves received a sentence of approximately 1 year in jail for her crimes and the father of her child Andrew Post received a penitentiary term of 3 years plus 108 days. They plead guilty to a violent assault and robbery last December in which an elderly gentleman was stabbed and robbed. Post also attacked another inmate, Mark Boucher (he is in jail on his own allegations of violence) at the Thunder Bay Jail fracturing his finger and orbital bone. The court heard they had a 2 year old together. They are both incarcerated.
FURTHER HISTORY via Thunder Bay Courthouse – Inside Edition
March 15 2019
(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Appearing handcuffed, Thursday March 14,2019 in Bail Courtroom 104 before Justice of the Peace Zelda Kitchekeesic is 28 year old RENEE JENNIE GRAVES.
GRAVES has long dark hair and a larger than average forehead. She’s very slim and short wearing dark clothing.
She has a young child with Andrew Post who is currently serving a three year plus penitentiary sentence for several crimes.
On Tuesday January 29, 2019 TBPS officers entered a residence to check on the safety of the occupants and observed two males near a toilet where a large amount of a white powdery substance was on the bathroom floor and around the toilet bowl. Plastic bags were also observed to be in the toilet bowl.
The Thunder Bay Police Service’s drug unit later executed a warrant to search the residence. As a result of that search police located a quantity of prescription pills, suspected cocaine and suspected Fentanyl. A grocery bag and duffle bags of currency were also located and seized.
Several people were arrested and charged including RENEE JENNIE GRAVES.
Federal Crown Attorney Alec Hardiejowski and Defence Attorney Michael Hargadon are present for the Bail hearing.
GRAVES has several criminal convictions including a 2017 robbery where a senior citizen was stabbed and she received 1 year in jail. Her crime partner Andrew Post received a 3 year prison sentence.
Her Worship Kitchekeesic orders GRAVES released on a surety recognizance with several conditions. Her mother will be her surety and she must reside at her home on Brock Street in Westfort.
No contact with coaccused.
No drugs .
Curfew 6pm to 8am. Only allowed out after that with surety.
Not be within 100 meters of 77 Limbrick Street.
Her next court appearance will be April 16, 2019.
As per usual practice, no local taxpayer subsidized media is present.
FURTHER HISTORY via Thunder Bay Courthouse – Inside Edition
(THUNDER BAY, ON) – BIG DRUG BUSTS BY THUNDER BAY POLICE, OPP AND MORE ON LIMBRICK AND FINLAYSON.
OVER 130 000$ CASH SEIZED BY POLICE.
EIGHT PEOPLE ARRESTED BY TBPS FOR COCAINE, FENTANYL AND OXYCODONE TRAFFICKING.
TWO FACE CHARGES OF OBSTRUCTING POLICE BY TOILET FLUSHING SOME DRUGS
TORONTO GANGSTER WITH HISTORY OF MANSLAUGHTER AND VIOLENCE WAS WANTED ON WARRANTS BY TBPS SINCE LAST JUNE. THE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AT TBPS NEVER PUT HIM ON WANTED WEDNESDAY.
FEDERAL CROWN RON POIRIER OPPOSED TO THE RELEASE OF ALL OF THEM.
HE IS PREPARED TO FIGHT THIS SCOURGE ON OUR CITY
Appearing this morning Wednesday January 30,2019 via video from the Thunder Bay Police Station in Courtroom 104 are 8 people.
His Worship, Justice of the Peace Bernard Caron is presiding. Federal Crown Ron Poirier, Provincial Crown Emily Delaney is here along with Duty Counsel Lianne Roberge.
ALL 8 PEOPLE FACE CHARGES OF:
- possession for purpose trafficking cocaine
- possession for purpose trafficking oxycodone
- possession for purpose trafficking fentanyl
Some face additional charges. Read below.
Thunder Bay Police Service officers responded to an apparent abandoned 911 call at a Limbrick Street residence at about 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.
When responding officers entered the residence to check on the safety of the occupants they observed two males near a toilet where a large amount of a white powdery substance was on the bathroom floor and around the toilet bowl. Plastic bags were also observed to be in the toilet bowl.
The Thunder Bay Police Service’s drug unit later executed a warrant to search the residence. As a result of that search police located a quantity of prescription pills, suspected cocaine and suspected Fentanyl.
A grocery bag and duffle bags of currency were also located and seized.
A male arrived at the residence during the police search. He was arrested and charged for possession for the purpose of trafficking.
As a result of the ongoing investigation a total of eight people have been arrested and charged.
First up is 44 year old SANDRA LYNN BORG. She’s originally from Nipigon. Wearing a skimpy top with spaghetti straps. Not dressed for January.
Her next appearance is Friday February 1,2019 by video from the Correctional Center.
Second up is 29 year old DORIS JEAN SLIPPERJACK. She is very slim wearing dark, skimpy clothing. Definitely not dressed for the weather. She contacted lawyer Kate Brindley for representation. She’s heading to the Correctional Center and will make a video appearance on Friday February 1,2019.
Third up is 27 year old RENEE JENNIE GRAVES of Thunder Bay. She has long dark hair and a larger than average forehead. Sources indicate she has a young child. She’s no stranger to drugs and the criminal justice system. She is also facing an additional charge of breach of probation. She will use her usual lawyer Michael Hargadon. Next court appearance is Friday February 1, 2019 by video. She is going to Correctional Center too.
Fourth up is 39 year old MARLON MAHABIER MARAGH of Scarborough. He’s a black man wearing a dark shirt. He has a lengthy criminal record of violence and drugs. He’s also facing an additional charge of obstructing police by trying to flush drugs down the toilet.
MARAGH is not interested in Bail. He appears to show interest in pleading guilty as soon as possible. He wants to know the Crown’s case against him and has lawyer George Joseph representing him. Federal Crown Poirier states that it could take weeks to get edited ITO’s, certificates of analysis on drugs and the cell phone downloads. MARAGH will make a video appearance on February 22,2019 to possibly set date to plead guilty.
Fifth up is 23 year old LENWORTH DACOSTA FRANCIS of Scarborough. He is a tall, slim black man wearing a white T-shirt. He wants lawyer David Bruzzese. FRANCIS is headed to Thunder Bay Jail. He will make video court appearance from there on Friday February 1,2019
Sixth up is 47 year old BERNARD JAMES GOLIBOSKI of Thunder Bay. He’s a white guy wearing a dark sweater and has an extreme receding hairline. He needs Legal Aid and will head to the Thunder Bay Jail. He makes a video court appearance on Friday February 1,2019.
Seventh up is 34 year old JAVON SHANTONE BRYCE of Sudbury, Ontario. He’s a large black man wearing a dark gray hoodie. He tells the court he had no cocaine on him. His next court appearance is Friday February 1,2019 by video.
And last, but not least is CONVICTED KILLER 41 year old MICHAEL MILLER of Scarborough. MILLER is also facing extra charges. It is alleged he tried obstructing police by trying to flush drugs down a toilet. His next court appearance is Monday February 4,2019 from Thunder Bay Jail. It’s also alleged that on June 14,2018 that MILLER failed to pull over for police and resisted police by fleeing. A warrant was issued for his arrest.
Thunder Bay Police Service officers responded to a call for service at a residence in the 200 block of Finlayson Street just before 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.
Responding officers were allowed into the residence to check on the welfare of people inside. As a result a male at the residence was arrested for possession for the purpose of trafficking. Officers found the male was in possession of a quantity of suspected crack cocaine and a quantity of money.
The Thunder Bay Police Service’s drug unit, with assistance from the OPP, NAPS and APS, later executed a search warrant at the home. As a result of that search officers located about $70,000 in Canadian currency.
Police also seized a quantity of suspected crack cocaine believed to have an estimated street value of about $53,000, and a quantity of suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of about $26,000.
Police continue to investigate the suspect’s possible affiliation with Toronto-area gangs.
Michael PRAHAY, 28, of Toronto, is charged with Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking x 2, and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000.
He appeared in court Wednesday and was remanded into custody with a future court date.
THE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AT TBPS NEVER PUT CONVICTED KILLER MILLER ON WANTED WEDNESDAY.
MILLER REMAINED ON THE LOOSE ALL THESE MONTHS TO CONTINUE DEALING DRUGS WITHOUT THE PUBLIC KNOWING HE WAS WANTED.
ANOTHER GREAT JOB BY HARDWORKING THUNDER BAY POLICE.
ANOTHER POOR JOB BY THE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AT TBPS.
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