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Media release

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.

Disturbance Call Results In A Drug Arrest

Date Published: 2018-05-14

Patrol officers responded to a disturbance call in the 1400 block of Brown Street on May 14, 2018 at approximately 2:15 a.m. It was reported that a male was threatening individuals in the area with a tire iron and left the scene in a vehicle.

Officers located the vehicle pulled over on the 600 block of Brown Street. A male who was with the vehicle was arrested after the officers observed the tire iron and drugs in the front of the vehicle. Officers also located a sum of Canadian currency during a search of the male subsequent to the arrest.

Aggravated Assault

Date Published: 2018-05-14

A 41 year old male is in custody after a 46 year old male was sent to hospital from being assaulted in a Pearl Street apartment.

Officers were dispatched just before 6:00 p.m. on May 13, 2018 to the area of Ambrose Street and Algoma Street to assist a male who was bleeding. The male victim was sent to hospital in an ambulance for medical attention from injuries sustained in an assault.

TBPS launch Can You See Me Now motorcycle safety campaign

Date Published: 2018-05-10

Motorcyclists are nearly 40 per cent less likely to be involved in a collision simply wearing high-visibility or fluorescent clothing.

This fact is the foundation of a new TBPS motorcycle safety Can You See Me Now campaign, which is officially launching today to mark Motorcycle Safety Month. The TBPS Traffic Unit teamed up with Excalibur Motorcycle Works and the Motorcycle Safety Training Organization to demonstrate how high-visibility clothing helps motorcycle riders stay safe on the roads.

South Side Shooting

Date Published: 2018-05-09

TBPS officers attended to the corner of Victoria Avenue and Brodie Street last evening at 9:45 p.m. on a report of an assault that had occurred. When officers arrived they discovered that a male had been shot while he stood outside Newfie's Pub on the sidewalk with a number of other people.

The 28 year old male was taken to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries and has since left the hospital. Injuries are consistent with shotgun pellets.


Date Published: 2018-05-09

Officers were dispatched to the Mac's Convenience Store located on Balsam Street at 3:15 a.m. on May 9, 2018 to take a report of a robbery that had just occurred.

The suspect entered the store with his face covered and holding a syringe while demanding money. He left with a small amount of cash. The male employee was not injured.

The suspect is described as a male approximately 5'6" tall wearing a black hoodie and baggy jeans with black footwear.


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