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Accused in Brayden Moonias homicide appears in court

Date Published: 2017-09-20

A court appearance was made this morning by 22 year old Patrick Elmer O'Keese of Thunder Bay in relation with the August 6, 2017 murder of 18 year old Brayden MOONIAS and an assault of a 52 year old man.

He appeared in court this morning charged with Second-Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault and Failure to Comply with a Recognizance X2.

He has been remanded into custody with a court date of September 22, 2017.

 

Arrest made in homicide case of Brayden Moonias

Date Published: 2017-09-19

The Thunder Bay Police Service Criminal Investigation Branch has made an arrest in connection with the August 6, 2017 murder of 18 year old Brayden MOONIAS and an assault of a 52 year old man.

Brayden MOONIAS' body was discovered in the area of Marina Park and McVicar Creek on the morning of August 6, 2017. A short time later, an injured male was discovered in the vicinity Cumberland Street North and Marina Park Drive.

Investigators were able to establish that the same person was responsible for both of these crimes.

Historic Missing Person: Carol Lou VIAU

Date Published: 2017-09-19

September 20, 2017 will mark the 32 years since Thunder Bay resident Carol VIAU went missing. The mystery surrounding her disappearance continues.

Carol Lou VIUA was 41 years old when she went missing. She was last seen in the vicinity of the Salvation Army hostel on Cumberland Street North on September 20, 1985. Thunder Bay Police conducted a series of extensive ground searches in the city's north end including the area around Boulevard Lake. Despite the searches and continued investigation, Carol's fate is unknown.

Police asking for assitance

Date Published: 2017-09-18

Police are asking for assistance to identify the driver of a Black Van that was involved with a collision with a young cyclist on Rockwood Avenue on Friday September 15 at approximately 3:00 p.m.

A 12 year old cyclist riding a blue mountain bike and a green helmet was on his way home from school, Friday afternoon.

He was riding on the west side of Rockwood Avenue between John Street Road and Red River Road, towards Red River Road.

A black van backed out of a driveway on the west side of Rockwood Avenue striking the youth.

Police investigating weekend aggravated assault

Date Published: 2017-09-18

TBPS Uniform Patrol officers were called to a residence in the 100 block of Picton Avenue at approximately 2:00 a.m. on September 16, 2017 regarding an assault.

Police and EMS responded. A 28 year old man was discovered inside the home. He was taken to Thunder Bay Health Sciences Centre with serious injuries.

A 34 year old man was arrested at the scene. It is alleged that the two males were involved in an altercation with each other.

Homicide Victim Name Released

Date Published: 2017-09-15

The victim in the September 10, 2017 homicide at a Syndicate Avenue North residence has been identified as 25 year old Bert Isaac WOOD of Thunder Bay.

The identification process followed a post mortem examination in Toronto on Wednesday.

The results of that examination will not be released to the public as this matter is now before the courts.

Nearly 80 per cent of residents get police news from social media: Survey

Date Published: 2017-09-14

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – Nearly a third of residents say they get their police news from the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Facebook page.

TBPS clearance rate above national average amid rising call volumes: Report

Date Published: 2017-09-14

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – Despite an increase in call volumes, city police are clearing more cases than the average service in Ontario and Canada.

Statistics Canada data shows the weighted clearance rate of the Thunder Bay Police Service reached 47 per cent in 2016, above the 41.7 per cent provincial average and 38.5 per cent national average. The local service’s clearance rate for violent crimes in 2016 was nearly 69 per cent, above the nearly 62 per cent average recorded for Ontario and Canada.

Police investigating serious collision

Date Published: 2017-09-13

A middle aged man is in hospital in serious condition following a single motor vehicle collision at approximately 3:08 a.m. this morning.

The man was driving a late model Dodge Ram pickup truck north bound on Balmoral Street near Beverly Street when his vehicle left the road and rolled over following a collision with a hydro pole. Police, Fire and EMS responded to scene. The driver was freed from the vehicle by Thunder Bay Fire and Rescue and transported to hospital by Superior North EMS. He was the lone occupant of the vehicle.

Missing Person - Jeanette Tibishkogijig

Date Published: 2017-09-12

Thunder Bay Police Service is requesting the public's assistance in locating missing person Jeanette TIBISHKOGIJIG.

She is described as being 24 years old, approximately 5'4", or 167 cm, and 165 pounds, or 75 kg, with brown hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen on September 1, 2017.

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