Suspected home takeover investigation leads to arrest of Brantford teen

·1 min read

THUNDER BAY - A Brantford male youth is facing several firearm charges following an investigation into an alleged home takeover case.

Thunder Bay police say they responded to a Pearl Street address just after 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22. Officers were investigating a suspected home takeover possibly linked to drug trafficking activity, according to a police media release.

Officers learned there was an unwanted male inside the home and located a 17-year-old youth and a handgun inside a bathroom of the home.

The teen who cannot be named due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act appeared in court on Friday morning, Oct. 23, and was formally charged with various firearm offences including possession of a firearm or a weapon obtained by crime.

The teen was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in court next on Monday, Oct. 26.

Karen Edwards, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Thunder Bay Source