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Theft, Hit and Run Results in Arrests

Date Published: 2017-11-06

Two Thunder Bay women are facing criminal charges following an incident last night in the city's north side.

TBPS uniform patrol officers responded to reports of a theft of beer from the Dawson Road Safeway last night just after 8:45 p.m.

It was reported that two females had taken beer from the store and fled in an erratic manner from the parking lot in a Kia Optima.

The vehicle was later involved in a hit and run collision with a pickup truck on West Arthur Street near Euclid Avenue.

Brayden Bushby charged with Second-Degree Murder

Date Published: 2017-11-03

Eighteen-year-old Brayden BUSHBY of Thunder Bay has been charged with Second Degree Murder - CC 235(1) in connection with the death of 34 year old Barbara KENTNER.

BUHSBY had been originally charged with Aggravated Assault on February 4, 2017 following an investigation by the TBPS into an alleged assault against Barbara KENTNER on January 28, 2017.

Driver involved in fatal collision with pedestrian charged

Date Published: 2017-10-31

The investigation into the fatal Vehicle Pedestrian collision that occurred July 26th, 2017 at 6:30 pm on Algoma Street has been concluded.

This collision resulted in the death of Frank Tropea Sr, due to the injuries he sustained.

The driver of the motor vehicle has been charged under section 130 of the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, for Careless Driving.


RIDE nabs five impaired drivers

Date Published: 2017-10-30

It was a busy weekend on Thunder Bay roadways.

As communicated in a previous media release, Thunder Bay Police were out conducting RIDE (Reduce Impaired Drivers Everywhere) stops Friday and Saturday evening.

The following are the frightening results of those stops:

Halloween Safety

Date Published: 2017-10-27

Halloween is an exciting night and the streets and sidewalks will be filled with children in neighbourhoods across the city collecting their treats. The Thunder Bay Police Service is reminding motorists to be especially vigilant on the streets and roads on Tuesday night.

Thunder Bay Police Service is providing the following Halloween safety tips, to help ensure a safe evening for all trick-or-treaters:

Reduce Impaired Drivers Everywhere (R.I.D.E)

Date Published: 2017-10-27

Thunder Bay Police Service through the support of the R.I.D.E. program will once again be on our roads Friday and Saturday night conducting RIDE checks, focusing on drivers impaired by Alcohol and/or Drugs.

Our goal is to bring awareness to the public and encourage citizen's to make a plan for a safe fun evening.

Plan your ride home. Don't Drink and Drive.

There will be many strange sightings this weekend so don't let your fun be ruined by frightening events such as being injured or worse from making the wrong choice.

Abandon Elevator Rescue

Date Published: 2017-10-22

A large number of emergency service resources were utilized for over two hours to search an abandoned elevator on Shipyard Drive for a 26 year old male who had climbed up the elevator and not returned down. 

Teens rescued from Neebing River

Date Published: 2017-10-22

Patrol Officers responded to multiple 911 calls from concerned citizens to report that they can hear female voices yelling for help and splashing in the river. 

National School Bus Safety Week

Date Published: 2017-10-19

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – More than 130 drivers have reportedly failed to stop for the flashing lights and stop signs of school buses in just the first half of October.

It’s a problem that appears to be getting worse.

“There seems to be more distracted drivers on the road,” said Barb Siegers, bus driver and location safety manager for First Student Canada. “People just aren’t paying attention.

The school bus stop sign violation statistic does not include infraction reported in the third week of October, which is ironically National School Bus Safety Week.

Fentanyl and money seized

Date Published: 2017-10-19

On the 18th of October, 2017 the Thunder Bay Police Intelligence unit executed a controlled drug and substances act search warrant at a residence in the Municipality of Shuniah stemming from an investigation which had started in Thunder Bay.

As a result officers seized over a $123,000 in cash along an estimated $14,000 worth of cocaine and $63,000 worth of Fentanyl piils.

It should be noted that these pills are designed to look like oxycodone pills in order to maximize profits fo drug dealers.


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