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Police investigating Minnesota Park stabbing

Date Published: 2017-10-18

The Thunder Bay Police Service is investigating a stabbing that occurred at Minnesota Park on Minnesota Street at approximately 8 p.m.

The victim is an 18-year-old male.

He was taken to the hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

The accused male was located a short time after and was arrested.

The investigation is continuing.

TBPS moves forward with Diversity Initiative

Date Published: 2017-10-18

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The city’s police service board has given the green light for the department to move forward with a new, and possibly permanent, diversity initiative.

The board reviewed a presentation highlighting the goals of the Diversity Initiative for Thunder Bay Police Service Monday, and a resolution to support it passed unanimously. The proposal outlined a major undertaking not meant to be treated as a short-term project.

SIU Investigation

Date Published: 2017-10-17

Thunder Bay Police Service responded to a 911 call received just before midnight on October 15, 2017 of a disturbance in an apartment building in the area of River Street and Algoma Street North.

Officer arrived and arrested a 19-year-old male for Obstruct Police; he has been released with a court date.

A 19-year-old female was taken to hospital by ambulance for injuries sustained at the residence.

Medical students walk the beat with TBPS

Date Published: 2017-10-17

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – Medical students and city police officers joined forces Tuesday morning as part of an initiative that gives future doctors broader community perspective.

“We need to experience the community to be able to work in it and better serve the people,” said Madelin Angus, a first-year Northern Ontario School of Medicine student, who walked the beat on the city’s north side with Roxanne Legarde.

“I’m getting some perspective from the (Thunder Bay) Police Service, which is completely different from anything I’ve ever experienced before.”

Male Arrested for Mischief

Date Published: 2017-10-10

A 911 call was received from Eye on the Street personnel at 3:19 a.m. on October 9, 2017 after cameras operators detected a male lighting a fire by the doorway of Newfie's Pub on Victoria Ave.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue arrived at to the scene to deal with the fire that had been ignited.

There was no damage from the fire; however damage was done by the male to some garbage cans and flower pots in the vicinity.

Officers arrested a 40 year old male at the location and charged him with Mischief Under $5000 and Breach of Probation.


Kidnapping Arrest

Date Published: 2017-10-05

Thunder Bay Police have laid charges in connection with an abduction of a 28-year-old male.

Police received information the morning of October 4, 2017 that a male had been abducted in the city's south side.

Subsequent investigation led to an arrest on Victoria Avenue East outside of Victoriaville Mall at approximately 3:00 p.m. the same day.

A 46-year-old man along with a female were taken into custody at gunpoint by plain clothed officers following a traffic stop.

The female was later released unconditionally.

UPDATE: Second Arrest in Aggravated Assault

Date Published: 2017-10-05

Members of the TBPS Community Response Team were successful in locating a second male that was wanted in relation to the October 1, 2017 Assault in the Limbrick and James Street area that sent a 23 year old male to the hospital.

At approximately 3:00 p.m. on October 4, 2017, the suspect was observed walking on University Drive.

He was approached by officers and arrested without incident.

Daniel Simon Shawinimash, 24 years old, appeared in court this morning on Aggravated Assault and Robbery charges.

He was remanded into custody.

Serious Assault at Limbrick Street Complex - Suspect Arrested

Date Published: 2017-10-04

A 23 yr old male who was taken to hospital after a serious assault around 3:20 p.m. on October 1, 2017 in the 500 block of North James Street remains in serious condition. Investigators have been in contact with his family.

The Thunder Bay Police Criminal Investigations Branch with the assistance of the public have now identified all individuals seen in the released surveillance photos.

As a result, members of the Intelligent Unit located one of the suspects just after 7:00 p.m. on October 3, 2017 in the Limbrick Street area.

Serious Assault at Limbrick

Date Published: 2017-10-01

A male is in hospital with serious injuries following an assault at the Limbrick housing complex this afternoon.

Water rescue by police officers

Date Published: 2017-10-01

On Sept. 30 at approximately 5:36 p.m., police responded to reports of a body floating in the river behind the Thunder Centre on Fort William Road.

Upon arrival Thunder Bay Police Service officers MOORE and LORENTZ observed a female approximately 25 feet from the shoreline who was unresponsive.

They also observed a second individual splashing in the water approx 10 feet from the shore.

The male made it back to shore and informed the officers that he was attempting to assist the female who was unresponsive.


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