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Media release

Bay Street bar target of robbery

Date Published: 2017-05-10

The Royalton Bar located a 248 Bay Street was the victim of an attempt robbery last night when a Caucasion male entered the bar and demanded money from the bartender.

The male had a knife in his possession at the time.

The bartender acted quickly and activated the alarm for police to attend. The male fled on foot prior to police arriving. He was described as being approximately 35 years of age and wearing a blue coat.

No one was injured in this incident.

The investigation is continuing.

Knives, baseball bat used in convenience store robbery

Date Published: 2017-05-10

Just before 11:00 p.m., TBPS was dispatched to a robbery that just occurred at the Mac's Mart located on N. Edward Street. Officers arrived moments later and found the employee unharmed. 5 young males dressed in dark clothing entered the store, 2 carrying knives and one carrying a baseball bat.

They proceeded to smash a cooler with the bat then stole cigarettes before leaving the store on foot.

The investigation is continuing.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact TBPS or Thunder Bay District Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-8477).

Sudden Death Investigation - Update #1

Date Published: 2017-05-09

The Thunder Bay Police Service have identified the deceased female located in the Neebing McIntyre Floodway to be 17 year old Tammy Keeash.

Police are releasing a photo of Tammy and asking for the public's assistance with information of her activities over the weekend. Reports indicate that she was last seen on Saturday May 6th in the early evening on the 300 block of North Edward Street.

Altercation Sends Three Victims to Hospital

Date Published: 2017-05-08

Thunder Bay Police received several calls about an assault involving a number of people that was occurring in the baseball diamond near the Ray Boulevard and Duluth Street behind the Canada Games Complex just after 9:30 p.m. on May 7, 2017. The call was quickly upgraded to a stabbing.

Officers arrived and located three male victims that required medical attention. All three were transported by ambulance to the hospital, treated by medical staff and have been discharged from the hospital.

Sudden Death Investigation

Date Published: 2017-05-08

The Thunder Bay Police Service is currently investigating the death of a female who was located in the Neebing McIntyre Floodway just before 9:00 p.m. on May 7, 2017.

A call was received by citizens who had located the deceased female in the water near the intersection of Redwood Ave and Ford Street. Emergency responders confirmed the female was deceased and the TBPS Criminal Investigations Branch have secured the scene and awaiting the results of the postmortem examination. The identity of the female is unknown at this time.

Infant Death Anniversary

Date Published: 2017-05-05

Friday marks the 3rd year anniversary of the discovery of a deceased newborn girl on the south bank of the Neebing River near Tarbutt Street on May 5, 2014.

There was a thorough investigation conducted into the death including attempts to establish identity. The post-mortem examination indicated that the girl, who was near full term, was stillborn.

Patrol Officers Locate A Home On Fire And Rescue Occupants

Date Published: 2017-05-04

At 4:58 a.m. patrol officers driving along Memorial Ave noticed smoke in the area. Officers searched for the source of the smoke and located a house on Fourth Ave with flames coming out of the roof.

The officers immediately advised communication center of the situation and ran to residence to try to evacuate anyone inside.

A female answered the door and was unaware of the fire. She indicated that another person was asleep in the upper level of the house. 

Social Media Expansion: Snapchat

Date Published: 2017-05-01

The Thunder Bay Police Service launched its official Snapchat account (TBPolice) on Monday, May 1, 2017.

The Thunder Bay Police Service has a strong following on Facebook and is active on Twitter and Instagram. The service hopes by having a presence on Snapchat, it can better reach a younger demographic that may not be as active on other social media platforms.

Motorcycle Awareness Month

Date Published: 2017-05-01

While you may not see many motorcycles out and about over the next few days, May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The Motorcyclist Confederation of Canada has a pledge that people (riders, pedestrians, cyclists, other vehicle operators) can take by going to www.motorcycling.ca.

Distracted Driving is said to be the NEW Impaired Driving and while people may typically think that distracted driving pertains to 4+ wheeled motor vehicles distracted riding has also become an issue. Some tips you can pass along to riders:

Flying and Falling Ice Hazards

Date Published: 2017-04-28

The Thunder Bay Police Service is urging motorists to be extra vigilant in clearing their entire vehicle. Incidents of large sheets of ice releasing from the roof tops of moving vehicles is causing very dangerous situation to occur. It is incumbent upon motorists to ensure their vehicle is roadworthy at all time.

In addition, citizens are encouraged to be aware of the potential of ice dropping from buildings as the temperature rises. With the high amount of ice that has built up, there is potential for large chunks of falling ice.



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