Man arrested, charged in connection with pair of break-ins at Thunder Bay health unit

A 40-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with two break-ins at the Thunder Bay District Health unit offices, the Thunder Bay Police Service announced in a written release Friday.

Officers were originally dispatched to the health unit on Aug. 2, 2019 after reports of a break-in, prior to 2:30 a.m.

Police learned a person forced their way into the building and left more than an hour later with undisclosed property.

The investigation was handed over to the service’s Break and Enter And Robbery (BEAR) unit, police said, noting that a public appeal for help from the BEAR unit identified a suspect.

The investigation also connected the suspect to another break-in at the health unit on Feb. 28, 2020, during which a stolen vehicle was used, police stated. 

A 40-year-old Thunder Bay man was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of break and enter, two counts of breach of probation and taking a motor vehicle without consent.

He was arrested and charged Wednesday for his involvement in both incidents.

He appeared in bail court on Thursday, and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date.

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