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Drug arrests

Date Published: 2018-02-22

On the 21st of February 2018 at approximately 12:20 pm officers with the Thunder Bay Intelligence Unit arrested a Omar Raashan DEWDNEY 31 years of Toronto and a Keima Ahliya DAVIS 20 years of Scarborough in the 800 Block of Fort William Road.

They were found to be in possession of 1.35 kilograms of cocaine and what is believed to be 9.3 grams of powdered Fentanyl.

The street value of these drugs is estimated to be approximately $135,000.

Both face a variety of drug trafficking charges, Mr. DEWDNEY also faces an additional charge of breach of probation.

Lynx Sighting in Thunder Bay

Date Published: 2018-02-21

The Thunder Bay Police Service has received a few calls in the past few days from concerned citizens about a Lynx that has been spotted in Marina Park and the adjacent neighbourhoods in the north side of the city. Police repsonded to one call for service in the Algoma Street area yesterday and the lynx was gone by the time officers arrived.

Police have been in touch with the MNR and they have advised that Lynx can be found in Thunder Bay District and although rarely seen, it is not uncommon for them to be present in the city of Thunder Bay.

Canada Immigration Arrest Fraud

Date Published: 2018-02-21

The Thunder Bay Police Service wants to reinforce with the public that caution should be taken with any type of incoming phone call that request personnel or banking information.

Thunder Bay Police Service continues Far North safety tour

Date Published: 2018-02-14

FORT SEVERN, Ont. – City police officers arrived Monday to Ontario’s most northern community to continue an initiative aimed at helping students who may continue their high school education in Thunder Bay stay safe while learning away from home.

Many remote communities in Ontario’s far North are not equipped to provide students with a full high school education. That leaves families grappling with a difficult decision – forgo having their child seek a Grade 12 diploma or send them to away to a city like Thunder Bay.

North Cumberland Street Homicide Update

Date Published: 2018-02-09

The victim in the February 5th North Cumberland Street homicide has been identified as 28-year-old Nicholas Wendal BAXTER of Thunder Bay.

Robbery Arrests

Date Published: 2018-02-09

Five individuals are in custody facing charges following an incident at a residence in the 200 block of Windsor Street on February 8, 2018.

Weapons Call

Date Published: 2018-02-08

Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Queen St at 9:20 p.m. last evening after receiving a 911 call reporting of possible gunshot being heard coming from an upstairs apartment in a residence.

Patrol officers arrived within minutes and contained the area. Residents from the main floor apartment were evacuated.

Emergency Task Unit arrived on scene and used a bullhorn to communicate with the occupant of the apartment. At approximately 12:30 a.m. a 24 year old male exited the building was taken into custody without incident.

Homicide

Date Published: 2018-02-07

Just before 2:30 p.m. on February 5th, 2018, police attended a motel in the 400 block of Cumberland Street North.

A 28 year old male was taken to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences where he was declared deceased.

A post mortem examination is expected to occur in Toronto on Thursday, February 8th.

The name of the deceased will not be released pending notification of next of kin.

Christopher Achneepineskum, 45 years old of Thunder Bay has been charged with Homicide in the 1st Degree.

Robbery Arrest

Date Published: 2018-02-07

Two males have been arrested in response to a disturbance call on the evening of February 5, 2018 on Tuscany Drive.

Mac's Robbery Arrest

Date Published: 2018-02-06

A 38-year-old Thunder Bay man was arrested last night in connection with a robbery of a Macs Store at 708 May Street North.

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