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Bystanders Assist in Apprehension of Robbery Suspect

Date Published: 2017-12-08

On December 7, 2017 at 12:50 p.m. officers attended to the corner of Algoma Street and Ambrose Street with regards to a robbery that occurred in Maltese Grocery.

As a 73 year old male was paying for his purchase when a 26 year old male grabbed for his wallet. A struggle ensued and bystanders came to assist to subdue the suspect. The suspect was released and he ran southbound on Algoma Street.

Southcore B&E to Businesses

Date Published: 2017-12-06

The Thunder Bay Police Service is investigating two reported cases of break and enters to businesses, one in which a suspect or suspects attempted to steal a safe.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers responded to the first reported break and enter (P17073998) at the second floor of an office on South Syndicate Avenue shortly after 8 a.m. on December 3.

Reminder regarding Traffic Lights

Date Published: 2017-12-05

Just a reminder regarding what to do when approaching a Traffic Light that isn't working or flashing.

If the light isn't operating, Every Driver approaching an intersection shall yield the right of way to any vehicle that has entered it from an intersecting highway - Section 135(2) Highway Traffic Act.

Slippery Road Conditions

Date Published: 2017-12-05

With the change in the weather from Rain to Snow the roads are slippery and snow packed.

Use caution when driving and leave yourself enough time to stop.

The couple of minutes extra it is going to take to get somewhere today is much quicker then if you are in a collision.

Please drive safe.

Search Warrant Results in Multiple Arrests and Seizure of Drugs and Cash

Date Published: 2017-12-04

On November 30, 2017 at approximately 8:30 p.m., two CDSA search warrants were executed simultaneously on two apartments in a multi dwelling building on the 100 block of Court Street South by the TBPS Intelligence Unit and Emergency Task Unit.

Robbery at Mac's Convenience Store

Date Published: 2017-11-30

Thunder Bay Police are trying to identify the suspect involved in a robbery that occurred in the early morning hours of November 25, 2017 at the Mac's Convenience store located at the corner of Arthur Street and Mountdale Ave.

At 1:15 a.m. a male enter the store with his face cover with a bandana while armed with a hammer. He demanded the 23 year old male store clerk open the till.

The suspect fled the location on foot with two other individuals in the direction of the Shopper's Drug Mart on Arthur Street.

Robbery Suspects

Date Published: 2017-11-28

The TBPS is releasing a video of suspects involved in a robbery over the weekend at the Mac's Convenience Store located on Oliver Road in hope to have them identified.

At approximately 4:00 a.m. on November 25th, two females entered the store with their faces covered. One pulled out a knife while demanding cigarettes and cash from the 23 year old male employee while the other attended behind the counter.

They left the store on foot with cigarettes. There were no injuries in this incident.

Assault Arrest

Date Published: 2017-11-23

Just after 12:30 p.m. a TBPS officer arrives at the Thunder Center to assist with a male who was causing issues outside of the Dollarama on Main Street and was being followed by group of 5 to 6 people.

The officer became concerned for the welfare of this male as he was running into traffic on a private roadway.

When approached by the officer the male became combative and as a result was arrested for Assault Peace Officer.

Other police units arrived on scene to assist with the arrest and escorted the male to the Balmoral Police Station.

Weapons Incident

Date Published: 2017-11-22

On November 18, 2017, just before midnight, patrol officers attended a residence in the 1100 block of Brown Street in response to a 911 call from a male who advised that his house was just shot at and he has two holes in his front window, probably as a result of a pellet gun.

The victim advised that he heard two loud bangs against his large front window ran to the front door and observed a light coloured minivan driving past his residence.

Police are releasing a video of the vehicle in this incident.

Convenience Store Robbery

Date Published: 2017-11-21

Patrol officers attended the Mac's Convenience Store on Balsam Street last night to investigate a robbery that had just occurred.


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