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Media release

Road Closure - Rosslyn Road

Date Published: 2018-05-22

Please be advised Rosslyn Rd is closed from 15th Side Rd to 20th Side Rd. due to a Tractor trailer blocking the road.

Another media release will be sent when the road is re-opened.

Altercation Leads to Arrest

Date Published: 2018-05-22

A 28 year old male was taken into police custody on May 21, 2018 at approximately 12:30 a.m. after receiving several calls for a disturbance outside the Royalton Hotel on Bay Street.

When officers arrived it was discovered that the 28 year old male was asked to leave the bar, he refused to leave and was escorted out after striking an employee.

Once outside he continued to be combative until police arrived.

The male was arrested under the Liquor Licence Act for Being Intoxicated in a Public Place and escorted to the Balmoral Police Station.

Unwanted Male

Date Published: 2018-05-22

Officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 200 block of Ambrose Street just before 7:00 a.m. on May 19, 2018 to assist with an unwanted male.

Once officers were on scene they encountered a 48 year old male in a room who was acting oddly and refusing to leave when directed to by the resident.

Officers attempted to intervene and have the male exit the room but the male became combative with officers.

Officer Assaulted

Date Published: 2018-05-22

Officers attended a residence on Limbrick Street at 6:00 p.m. on May 19, 2018 and located a 30 year old male wanted on outstanding warrants.

Once the male was outside he became uncooperative with officers.

While attempting to secure him in the police vehicle, the male was resistant and combative.

Rick Sakakeesic, 30 years old, was charged with Assaulting a Peace Officer.

He appeared in court and was remanded into custody.


Robbery & Assault Charges Laid

Date Published: 2018-05-22

Officers were dispatched to the LCBO on Cumberland Street just after 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2018 to assist security with and arrest.

A 45 year old male and 47 year old female were advised by security staff they were under arrest for theft as they attempted to leave the store without paying for items.

The male resisted arrest and struggled while they attempted to take him into custody, officers arrived to assist. The 38 year old security guard was taken to the hospital by ambulance for injuries sustained in the incident.

Vehicle Break In & Thefts

Date Published: 2018-05-18

An increase in break into vehicles has been reported to police over the past few weeks. Incidents are being reported from all part of the city but especially higher in the north core area.

Unlocked vehicles are being entered and items stolen as well as vehicle windows are being broken to gain entry. In some reports, debit card are being taken and used at stores when the tap feature of the card is enabled.

Police are encouraging citizens to not leave any valuable items in their vehicles that could be attractive to thieves.

Missing Person - Stacey Whitstone

Date Published: 2018-05-18

Thunder Bay Police are asking the public to assist with any information on the whereabouts of 24 year old Stacey Whitstone.

Stacey was traveling by bus from Southern Ontario heading towards Edmonton Alberta. Her father last spoke to her on April 19 or 20 when she was in Thunder Bay. He has not heard from her since and reported her missing to the TBPS on May 17, 2018.

Stacey is described as an Indigenous female with shoulder length black straight hair and a tatoo on the right side of her neck. She is 4'9" tall with a medium build.

South Side Shooting - UPDATE

Date Published: 2018-05-17

Detectives continue to investigate the shooting that occurred on Victoria Avenue last week.

Despite the best efforts of the investigators, they are being met with reluctance from individuals involved in this incident. Police are appealing to anyone with information about this incident to come forward and speak to Detective Whipple at 807-631-5898.

Public safety is a concern especially when a firearm is used in a violent incident.

May 9, 2018

South Side Shooting

Weapons Arrest

Date Published: 2018-05-15

Officers responded to a weapons call in the Intercity area just before 3:00 p.m. on May 14, 2018.

A 29 year old male call 911 to report that he had a gun pointed at him after an incident with a 24 year old male on the May Street Bridge just south of Isabel Street. The victim reported that he confronted the 24 year old who was asking people for money when the gun was pointed at him. 

The suspect then walked toward the Silvercity Movie Theater.

Car with Hood Up

Date Published: 2018-05-14

On May 11th, 2018 at approximately 2:40 pm a vehicle was filmed driving north bound on Memorial Avenue with its hood up. The driver continued driving looking under the hood to see where he was going.


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