Police pursuit ends in arrest, multiple charges

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 17:30
Incident Number
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2017-11-10

Thunder Bay Police Service officers arrested and charged a Thunder Bay man with various offences after he led police on an early morning pursuit.

On November 10, 2017 at 2:16 a.m. uniformed officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a white pickup truck travelling eastbound on Gore Street. The driver ignored the officer's attempt and a pursuit followed.

The driver collided with a fence, street sign and police cruiser before stopping the vehicle on Brock Street and fleeing on foot.

Officers located the suspect at 2:24 a.m. under the deck of a Ford Street home and placed him under arrest. Following the arrest, police learned the accused was wanted for failing to attend provincial court, and was a prohibited driver.

Jonathan Maxton, 38, of Thunder Bay, is charged with:

· Dangerous Operation of a Motor vehicle
· Flight from Police
· Resist Peace Officer
· Failure to Stop at Scene of Accident

The accused appeared in court on Friday, Nov. 10 and was released with a future court date.



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