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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.

Theft, Hit and Run Results in Arrests

Date Published: 2017-11-06

Two Thunder Bay women are facing criminal charges following an incident last night in the city's north side.

TBPS uniform patrol officers responded to reports of a theft of beer from the Dawson Road Safeway last night just after 8:45 p.m.

It was reported that two females had taken beer from the store and fled in an erratic manner from the parking lot in a Kia Optima.

The vehicle was later involved in a hit and run collision with a pickup truck on West Arthur Street near Euclid Avenue.

Brayden Bushby charged with Second-Degree Murder

Date Published: 2017-11-03

Eighteen-year-old Brayden BUSHBY of Thunder Bay has been charged with Second Degree Murder - CC 235(1) in connection with the death of 34 year old Barbara KENTNER.

BUHSBY had been originally charged with Aggravated Assault on February 4, 2017 following an investigation by the TBPS into an alleged assault against Barbara KENTNER on January 28, 2017.

Driver involved in fatal collision with pedestrian charged

Date Published: 2017-10-31

The investigation into the fatal Vehicle Pedestrian collision that occurred July 26th, 2017 at 6:30 pm on Algoma Street has been concluded.

This collision resulted in the death of Frank Tropea Sr, due to the injuries he sustained.

The driver of the motor vehicle has been charged under section 130 of the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, for Careless Driving.


RIDE nabs five impaired drivers

Date Published: 2017-10-30

It was a busy weekend on Thunder Bay roadways.

As communicated in a previous media release, Thunder Bay Police were out conducting RIDE (Reduce Impaired Drivers Everywhere) stops Friday and Saturday evening.

The following are the frightening results of those stops:

Halloween Safety

Date Published: 2017-10-27

Halloween is an exciting night and the streets and sidewalks will be filled with children in neighbourhoods across the city collecting their treats. The Thunder Bay Police Service is reminding motorists to be especially vigilant on the streets and roads on Tuesday night.

Thunder Bay Police Service is providing the following Halloween safety tips, to help ensure a safe evening for all trick-or-treaters:

Reduce Impaired Drivers Everywhere (R.I.D.E)

Date Published: 2017-10-27

Thunder Bay Police Service through the support of the R.I.D.E. program will once again be on our roads Friday and Saturday night conducting RIDE checks, focusing on drivers impaired by Alcohol and/or Drugs.

Our goal is to bring awareness to the public and encourage citizen's to make a plan for a safe fun evening.

Plan your ride home. Don't Drink and Drive.

There will be many strange sightings this weekend so don't let your fun be ruined by frightening events such as being injured or worse from making the wrong choice.

Abandon Elevator Rescue

Date Published: 2017-10-22

A large number of emergency service resources were utilized for over two hours to search an abandoned elevator on Shipyard Drive for a 26 year old male who had climbed up the elevator and not returned down. 

Teens rescued from Neebing River

Date Published: 2017-10-22

Patrol Officers responded to multiple 911 calls from concerned citizens to report that they can hear female voices yelling for help and splashing in the river. 


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