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Telemarketing Extortion Scams

Date Published: 2017-11-20

The Thunder Bay Police Service has received numerous complaints regarding telemarketing extortion scams, and would like remind citizens to be extra vigilant when receiving phone calls from anyone requesting payments.

Security Guard Assaulted

Date Published: 2017-11-20

An incident at a Memorial Avenue drug store resulted in an assault of store's security guard early Sunday morning.

TBPS Uniform Patrol officers responded to a 911 call from the Shoppers Drug Mart at 1186 Memorial Avenue at approximately 3:40 a.m. on November 19, 2017.

It was reported that a male shoplifter was struggling with a security guard outside of the store.

The accused was arrested by police upon their arrival. It is alleged that the male security guard received a minor injury from a knife used by the accused during the confrontation.

Two Officers Injured During Arrest

Date Published: 2017-11-15

On November 14, 2017, patrol officers were dispatched to the Real Canadian Superstore just before 11:00 p.m., for a male being assaultive with staff and after being asked to leave the business.

A few minutes' later officers found the male matching the description at the Wendy's Restaurant parking lot and approached him to caution him about his earlier actions.

The male became aggressive and assaultive toward the officers.

He was eventually taken into custody with the assistance of other officers.

Hit and Run Involving Cyclist

Date Published: 2017-11-12

Hit and Run - Carrick Street at Central Avenue

On Friday Nov. 10 at approximately 2:30 p.m., a cyclist was travelling northbound on Carrick Street proceeding through a green light on Central Avenue.

At the time, a brown Chevy pickup was also travelling northbound on Carrick Street and turned right onto Central Avenue making contact with the cyclist and knocking him off his bicycle.

The cyclist sustained minor injuries and damage to his bike.

Police pursuit ends in arrest, multiple charges

Date Published: 2017-11-10

Thunder Bay Police Service officers arrested and charged a Thunder Bay man with various offences after he led police on an early morning pursuit.

On November 10, 2017 at 2:16 a.m. uniformed officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a white pickup truck travelling eastbound on Gore Street. The driver ignored the officer's attempt and a pursuit followed.

The driver collided with a fence, street sign and police cruiser before stopping the vehicle on Brock Street and fleeing on foot.

Human Trafficking Arrest

Date Published: 2017-11-09

A 20-year-old Lindsey Ontario man is facing human trafficking charges following an investigation by the TBPS Criminal Investigations Branch which began on October 24, 2017.

Uniform Patrol Officers received information from a Thunder Bay social agency regarding a 26-year-old woman who had been the victim of human trafficking.

It is alleged that the woman had been trafficked throughout Ontario in October 2017. The victim, who is from southern Ontario, was provided assistance and is now safe.

Circulation of Counterfeit US Bills

Date Published: 2017-11-08

The Thunder Bay Police Service has received reports of counterfeit US currency circulating in the city.

In one such case, on the afternoon of Sunday Nov. 5, officers responded to a complaint of a resident attempting to purchase goods from a business with a suspicious US $20 bill. Upon further investigation officers confirmed the currency was counterfeit.

The investigation also revealed that similar counterfeit bills of various denominations could be circulating in the city. Police have since seized $20 and $50 bills confirmed to be counterfeit.

Weapons Seized

Date Published: 2017-11-08

On November 6, 2017 just before 7:00 p.m, Thunder Bay Police responded to a call by Confederation College Security regarding the possible storage of firearms in campus residence by a student.

TBPS officers attended the residence and subsequently charged a 25-year-old male with CC 86(1) Unsafe Storage of a Firearm. Two firearms were seized inside the male's residence.

The investigation continues.

Students should be aware that Confederation College prohibits firearms on campus.

 

Thunder Bay Situation Table officially launched

Date Published: 2017-11-07

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – A new initiative involving dozens of partners from various fields will focus on ensuring some of the city’s most vulnerable get the right help they need when they need it.

The Thunder Bay Situation Table officially launched Tuesday morning and includes representatives from more than 30 organizations across sectors – including mental health and addictions, justice, social services, employment and education – to help those at acutely-elevated risk of imminent harm, victimization or criminalization.

New charges laid in homicide case

Date Published: 2017-11-06

The TBPS Criminal Investigations Unit has laid new charges in relation to the Carl Avenue homicides from July 1, 2017.

Further investigation has led to the charge of First Degree Murder (235 (1) cc) against 41-year-old Garnet Jay LOON in the death of 22-year-old Kory Lee CAMPBELL. 19-year-old Kailee Kailynn LOON has also been charged with Assault (266 cc) in relation to the same incident.

Both Garnet and Kailee LOON remain charged on July 2, 2017 with Second Degree Murder in the death of 50-year-old Robert Lloyd GRAY which occurred at the same Carl Avenue address.

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