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Media release

Arena break and enter

Date Published: 2017-08-02

On August 1, 2017 at approximately 8:25 a.m., patrol officers attended the Delaney Arena, in response to a call from the head maintenance worker regarding a break and enter that had occurred over night.

Sometime between 10:00 p.m. on the evening of July 31st and 8:00 a.m. on August 1st, unknown person(s) had broken in through the back door of the building causing significant damage to the doorway and property in the lobby.

UPDATE: Fatal collision involving motor vehicle, pedestrian

Date Published: 2017-07-27

Update regarding the fatal collision on Algoma Street:

Thunder Bay Police have confirmed all next of kin have been notified regarding the pedestrian who passed away as a result of the collision on Algoma Street Thursday night.

The deceased pedestrian has been identified as 69 year old Frank Tropea Sr. of Thunder Bay.

Original release follows:

Search Update for Missing Man

Date Published: 2017-07-21

The search continues on the ground of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre for missing person Michael Quirielle.

Police are working with Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre's security viewing video footage as part of the investigation.

This information has captured a sighting of him on the hospital property just before 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2017.

Theft of Copper

Date Published: 2017-07-21

Patrol officers attended the Water Street Bus Terminal around 9:30 p.m. on July 20, 2017 on a report of two suspicious males.

When officers arrived they located the individuals in the possession of a large amount of copper wire.

The investigation revealed that the wire was taken from a locked compound on Front Street belonging to Thunder Bay Hydro. Both males were arrested and charged with Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000 and escorted to the Balmoral Police Station and appeared in court this morning.

Search Efforts Continue For Missing Person

Date Published: 2017-07-19

The Thunder Bay Police Service has been actively searching the forested area and trails in that area east of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Center since 9:30 this morning for 57 year old Michael Quirielle.

Michael was reported to police on July 9, 2017. He is described as a Caucasian male approximately 5'8" tall, medium build, brown shoulder length curly hair and a dark brown and grey beard. He was last seen wearing a black and gold jacket, beige shorts, dark running shoes and a baseball hat.

Update-Missing Person Micheal Quirelle

Date Published: 2017-07-15

Thunder Bay Police still continue to investigate Missing Person Micheal Quirelle, 57 years of age.

He is described as 5'10" and 160 lbs. Brown hair and brown eyes.

He was last wearing a black and gold Jacket, grey shorts, no shoes. He has longer hair and is balding on top.

Bank scam targets locals

Date Published: 2017-07-13

The Thunder Bay Police Service has received calls that local residents are being contacted via phone by persons claiming to be from their bank.

The callers claim there is a problem with a cheque and the clear it the person needs to get a money draft from a money transfer institution and send it to a provided name and address.

The callers are described as aggressive, but are also manipulative and convincing.

False Report of Missing Child Results in Charges

Date Published: 2017-07-11

A 19 year old Thunder Bay man has been charged with Mischief and Resisting Arrest after making a false report to police regarding an abandoned child.

TBPS officers mobilized for a search in the Intercity area last night just before 11:00 p.m. after receiving a call from a man claiming that he had transported a child less than eight years of age to the Intercity Shopping Centre who he had found in the city's north end.

UPDATE: Victim of Cameron Street assault recovering

Date Published: 2017-07-11

A 35 year old man is recovering from injuries sustained in an assault Monday.

Police were called to a residence in 200 block of Cameron Street yesterday just before 4:30 p.m. regarding an injured male.

The victim was transported to hospital for treatment.

No arrests have been made and this incident is under investigation by the TBPS Criminal Investigations Branch.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Thunder Bay Police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477 or www.tipsubmit.com


Weapons and drug arrests

Date Published: 2017-07-11

On the 8th of July 2017 just after 12:00 pm Thunder Bay Police Service Officers attended at a South side Hotel for a disturbance.

As a result of the initial complaint the Intelligence Unit executed two Controlled Drug and Substances Act Search Warrants.

More than $178,000 in illegal narcotics was seized including Crystal Methamphetamine, Methamphetamine, Crack Cocaine, Cocaine, Oxycodone pills, Xanax Pills, Psilocybin and Cannabis Resin.

A loaded shotgun, various imitation handguns and machine guns, and body armour were also located.


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