Womans Door Damaged During Forcible Entry


(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service responded to a call for service in the 200 block of Amrbose on September 17th, 2019 following reports that a male had busted his way into the unit. An arrest was made and a 43-year-old Ray McBain was arrested and held for bail.
McBain appeared in court this morning via video link while in custody at the Thunder Bay Police Service station (A.K.A. “Hotel Balmoral”). His Worship, Justice of the Peace Marcel Donio was presiding over the hearing along with Crown Attorney Manon Arbur and duty counsel lawyer Lianne Roberge.
McBain is charged with:

  • Forcible Entry.
  • Mischief causing damage under $5000 (entrance door and blinds).
  • Breaching bail conditions (not to contact a woman, the same woman who lives where this incident unfolded).

McBain still has some lingering charges from a previous matter that is working its way through the justice system. The remaining charges revolve around not obeying court orders.
The Crown states that McBain’s surety revoked their position and that they are not consenting to his release today. McBain will need to come up with a bail plan before being released. A request is put forward for McBain to not be able to contact two people, at least one of them is his alleged victim from this incident.
Duty counsel lawyer Lianne Roberge requests McBain returns to court on Monday, September 23rd to explore bail plans.
McBain is ordered to remain in jail until at least Monday, when he will have another chance at bail. He will be transported over to the overcrowded Thunder Bay District Jail (A.K.A. “The Algoma Bed & Breakfast”) where he will sit until at least his next appearance.