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National School Bus Safety Week

Date Published: 2017-10-19

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – More than 130 drivers have reportedly failed to stop for the flashing lights and stop signs of school buses in just the first half of October.

It’s a problem that appears to be getting worse.

“There seems to be more distracted drivers on the road,” said Barb Siegers, bus driver and location safety manager for First Student Canada. “People just aren’t paying attention.

The school bus stop sign violation statistic does not include infraction reported in the third week of October, which is ironically National School Bus Safety Week.

Fentanyl and money seized

Date Published: 2017-10-19

On the 18th of October, 2017 the Thunder Bay Police Intelligence unit executed a controlled drug and substances act search warrant at a residence in the Municipality of Shuniah stemming from an investigation which had started in Thunder Bay.

As a result officers seized over a $123,000 in cash along an estimated $14,000 worth of cocaine and $63,000 worth of Fentanyl piils.

It should be noted that these pills are designed to look like oxycodone pills in order to maximize profits fo drug dealers.

Police investigating Minnesota Park stabbing

Date Published: 2017-10-18

The Thunder Bay Police Service is investigating a stabbing that occurred at Minnesota Park on Minnesota Street at approximately 8 p.m.

The victim is an 18-year-old male.

He was taken to the hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

The accused male was located a short time after and was arrested.

The investigation is continuing.

TBPS moves forward with Diversity Initiative

Date Published: 2017-10-18

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The city’s police service board has given the green light for the department to move forward with a new, and possibly permanent, diversity initiative.

The board reviewed a presentation highlighting the goals of the Diversity Initiative for Thunder Bay Police Service Monday, and a resolution to support it passed unanimously. The proposal outlined a major undertaking not meant to be treated as a short-term project.

SIU Investigation

Date Published: 2017-10-17

Thunder Bay Police Service responded to a 911 call received just before midnight on October 15, 2017 of a disturbance in an apartment building in the area of River Street and Algoma Street North.

Officer arrived and arrested a 19-year-old male for Obstruct Police; he has been released with a court date.

A 19-year-old female was taken to hospital by ambulance for injuries sustained at the residence.

Medical students walk the beat with TBPS

Date Published: 2017-10-17

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – Medical students and city police officers joined forces Tuesday morning as part of an initiative that gives future doctors broader community perspective.

“We need to experience the community to be able to work in it and better serve the people,” said Madelin Angus, a first-year Northern Ontario School of Medicine student, who walked the beat on the city’s north side with Roxanne Legarde.

“I’m getting some perspective from the (Thunder Bay) Police Service, which is completely different from anything I’ve ever experienced before.”

Male Arrested for Mischief

Date Published: 2017-10-10

A 911 call was received from Eye on the Street personnel at 3:19 a.m. on October 9, 2017 after cameras operators detected a male lighting a fire by the doorway of Newfie's Pub on Victoria Ave.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue arrived at to the scene to deal with the fire that had been ignited.

There was no damage from the fire; however damage was done by the male to some garbage cans and flower pots in the vicinity.

Officers arrested a 40 year old male at the location and charged him with Mischief Under $5000 and Breach of Probation.


Kidnapping Arrest

Date Published: 2017-10-05

Thunder Bay Police have laid charges in connection with an abduction of a 28-year-old male.

Police received information the morning of October 4, 2017 that a male had been abducted in the city's south side.

Subsequent investigation led to an arrest on Victoria Avenue East outside of Victoriaville Mall at approximately 3:00 p.m. the same day.

A 46-year-old man along with a female were taken into custody at gunpoint by plain clothed officers following a traffic stop.

The female was later released unconditionally.

UPDATE: Second Arrest in Aggravated Assault

Date Published: 2017-10-05

Members of the TBPS Community Response Team were successful in locating a second male that was wanted in relation to the October 1, 2017 Assault in the Limbrick and James Street area that sent a 23 year old male to the hospital.

At approximately 3:00 p.m. on October 4, 2017, the suspect was observed walking on University Drive.

He was approached by officers and arrested without incident.

Daniel Simon Shawinimash, 24 years old, appeared in court this morning on Aggravated Assault and Robbery charges.

He was remanded into custody.

Serious Assault at Limbrick Street Complex - Suspect Arrested

Date Published: 2017-10-04

A 23 yr old male who was taken to hospital after a serious assault around 3:20 p.m. on October 1, 2017 in the 500 block of North James Street remains in serious condition. Investigators have been in contact with his family.

The Thunder Bay Police Criminal Investigations Branch with the assistance of the public have now identified all individuals seen in the released surveillance photos.

As a result, members of the Intelligent Unit located one of the suspects just after 7:00 p.m. on October 3, 2017 in the Limbrick Street area.


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