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Thunder Bay Police - Snowmobile Enforcement

Date Published: 2018-03-05

On Saturday March 3rd, 2018 members of the Thunder Bay Police Traffic Unit were on the Snowmoibile Trails along Highway 61 and Highway 130.

During this enforcement project one rider was cautioned about carrying all there required documents. Also a 12 year old was stopped resulting in his father being called.

The father was spoken to regarding the size of the machine his child was riding being too large for the child (an 800cc machine) and the child being unlicenced.

Numerous other snowmobilers were stopped as well as some hikers using the packed trails.

OIPRD Report: Complaint re the Stacy DeBungee Death Investigation

Date Published: 2018-03-05

March 5, 2018 - Thunder Bay, ON

The following written statement is provided on behalf of the TBPS by Inspector Don Lewis, from the Professional Standards Branch.

OIPRD Report: Complaint re the Stacy DeBungee Death Investigation

Charles Casmey Arrested

Date Published: 2018-03-02

A very extensive police investigation resulted in the arrest of 31 year old Charles Norman Casmey in relationship to a homicide that occurred on February 26, 2018.

Members of various units with the TBPS worked in conjunction with resources supplied by the Ontario Provincial Police to contain and evacuate the 500 block of McTavish Street last night. Eventually Charles Casmey was taken into custody when he surrendered to police at approximately 9:25 p.m.

Charles Casmey will appear in court this morning charged with:

Police Incident concludes

Date Published: 2018-03-01

Charles CASMEY surrendered to police at 9:25 p.m. He exited a residence on the 500 block of McTavish Street as a result of a police operation involving the Thunder Bay Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police.

Residents who have been evacuated will be allowed back in their homes. More information will be released when available. 

Police Incident Concludes

Date Published: 2018-03-01

UPDATE: Police Incident concludes

Charles CASMEY surrendered to police at 9:25 p.m. He exited a residence on the 500 block of McTavish Street as a result of a police operation involving the Thunder Bay Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police.
Residence who have been evacuated will be allowed back in their homes. More information will be released when available. 

Thunder Bay Police are currently on scene in the city's east end investigating a possible barricaded subject at a residence in the 500 block of
McTavish Street.

Aggravated Assault Arrest

Date Published: 2018-03-01

Officers were dispatched the area of Red River Road and Cumberland Street at approximately 12:30 a.m. last evening to assist a male who was bleeding.

Officers arrived to find three citizens tending to a male that had been assaulted and was in need of medical attention.

The 30 year old male was taken to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center by ambulance.

Information gathered by individuals in the area lead the officers to find the suspect responsible for the assault at the Shoreline Hotel. He was arrested and escorted to the Balmoral Police Station.

Drive By Incidents Reported

Date Published: 2018-02-28

The TBPS is currently investigating two separate incidents of eggs being thrown from vehicles and striking pedestrians.

Impaired Arrest

Date Published: 2018-02-26

Shortly after 8:30 a.m. on February 25, 2018 a call was received a call about a vehicle with three occupants that had collided with a snow bank in the 500 block of McDonald Street.

When officers arrived they observed two males attempting to shovel out the vehicle.

The male driver provided a breath sample and was advised he was under arrest for being impaired.

The male became combative with officers and was eventually handcuffed and escorted to the Balmoral Police Station.

The 27 year old male has been charged with:

Snow Machine Rescue

Date Published: 2018-02-26

TBPS patrol officers were dispatched on Saturday, February 24 at 5:30 p.m. to assist with locating a female who called 911 to advise she had become disoriented while snowshoeing in the wooded area behind the Parkdale subdivision with her dog.

TBPS Communication operators contacted the provider of her cellular phone to request assistance to ping the location of her phone.

Mac's Robbery Arrest

Date Published: 2018-02-26

Patrol officers were dispatched to the Mac's Convenience Store located in the 300 block of May Street at approximately 10:15 a.m. on February 25, 2018 in response to a report of a robbery with a baton that had just occurred.

While driving to the store, an officer located a male matching the description of the suspect. The male was detained while other officers attended the store to speak to the complainant and view the video footage of the incident.

The suspect was arrested at 10:30 a.m. for the robbery.

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