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Festive RIDE 2017 comes to an end

Date Published: 2018-01-02

With the end to 2017 comes the conclusion of the Festive Ride Program.

The success of a program such as Festive Ride is a double edge sword. The Thunder Bay Police Service had it most successful R.I.D.E (Reduce Impaired Driver Everywhere) season in recent history.

That is a great accomplishment and speaks well of the officers involved and their diligence towards reducing the number of impaired drivers on the roads of Thunder Bay.

Drug Arrest

Date Published: 2018-01-01

On January 1st, 2018 at approximately 3:40 am an Officer detailed to the Thunder Bay Police Service Festive RIDE program observed a vehicle travellin

Impaired Driver 4 times legal limit

Date Published: 2017-12-29

On December 28th at 6:22 pm a pick up truck was stopped after an officer on regular patrol observed it commit numerous traffic violations.

When the officer stopped the vehicle and spoke to the 62 year old male driver, the officer could smell alcohol on the breath of the driver.

The male was brought back to the Thunder Bay Police station to provide a breath sample. The sample provided was found to be over four times the legal limit.

Wanson Lumber Break & Enter

Date Published: 2017-12-22

On December 16, 2017 at approximately 6:07 a.m.. offiers were dispatched to Wanson Lumber on John Street to respond to alarms going off within the building. Officers arrived to find the front door had been pried open. Officers cleared the business finding nobody inside.

Staff attended and was able to confirm that several power tools had been taken, including:
· Bostitch FTF83WW Air Nailer
· Makita DLX2055 Drill Impact Kit x 2
· MakitaDSD1802 Drywall Saw

TBPS Board welcomes new member

Date Published: 2017-12-20

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The city’s police service board has a new member.

Celina Reitberger was sworn in as a member of the Thunder Bay Police Service Board during a public meeting Tuesday morning. A former executive director of Nishnawbe Aski Nation Legal and a Fort William First Nation member, Reitberger becomes the board’s provincially appointed member.

“What I hope to accomplish is building bridges,” Reitberger said following her first meeting as a board member Tuesday.

Be Cautious With Images You Choose to Send

Date Published: 2017-12-19

The Thunder Bay Police Service would like to remind individuals that any time they send a nude image of themselves that there is the potential for it to be uploaded to file sharing and/or social media sites without their consent.

In November, the TBPS received four reports from complainants that had become aware of intimate images of themselves on various sites. Each of the complainants had previously sent images to another person.

Investigations by the Cyber Crime Unit has determined that the origin of these sites appear to be from out of country.

Drug Warrants Executed Resulting in Multiple Arrests and Seizures

Date Published: 2017-12-18

Thunder Bay Police Intelligence Unit was very active last week executing multiple drug warrants that lead to the arrest of three males and seizure of money and drug.


An investigation began in September 2017 by the Intelligence Unit about individuals responsible for the distribution of cocaine at the Royalton Hotel on Bay Street. As a result of this investigation a search warrant was conducted in November 2017 on a storage locker at a self-storage business in town. Inside the unit, investigators located prescription pills, marijuana and crack cocaine and cash.

Barricaded Male Apprehended

Date Published: 2017-12-15

An incident in an apartment building in the 200 block of Rowand Street ended with the arrest of a Thunder Bay man last night.

TBPS Uniform Patrol officers were called to the building at approximately 9:30 p.m. last night with regards to a resident who had allegedly committed an assault and discharged a fire extinguisher in common area hallways.

When officers arrived, the accused would not come out of his apartment for police. He was believed to be at risk to himself and others.

Possible Meteor Landing

Date Published: 2017-12-14

On Wednesday December 13, 2017 at approximately 11:00 p.m. patrol officers were dispatched to the area of Highway 61 and Mount Forest Boulevard to investigate a report of a loud explosion that shook the houses in the vicinity.

Robbery Arrest

Date Published: 2017-12-11

On December 10, 2017 at approximately 8:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to a Cameron Street apartment where three males had just forced their way in at knife point.

The 27 and 34 year old male victims were directed into the bathroom and threatened. Once the males left they discovered a number of items taken including a television, a cellphone, a wireless phone and a wallet.


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