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Vehicle Break In & Thefts

Date Published: 2018-05-18

An increase in break into vehicles has been reported to police over the past few weeks. Incidents are being reported from all part of the city but especially higher in the north core area.

Unlocked vehicles are being entered and items stolen as well as vehicle windows are being broken to gain entry. In some reports, debit card are being taken and used at stores when the tap feature of the card is enabled.

Police are encouraging citizens to not leave any valuable items in their vehicles that could be attractive to thieves.

Firearms Stolen in Break & Enter

Date Published: 2018-04-27

The Thunder Bay Police Service is currently investigating a break and enter to a residence in the 2500 block of Broadway Avenue between 11:00 a.m. and 1:50 p.m. on April 26, 2018.

The homeowner arrived home to find that entry had been forced and the residence had been ransacked. A number of items have been stolen including numerous rifles, shotguns, handguns and ammunition. Also taken was a custom three foot long sword with a white handle, a television, significant amount of jewelry and other items.

Thefts from Vehicles

Date Published: 2018-04-26

The Thunder Bay Police Service has been receiving a number of reports over the past few days of vehicle windows being smashed and items stolen from the vehicle.

Most incidents are occurring overnight on the north side of town.

Police are reminding citizens to make sure that they do not leave valuable items in their vehicle that are in plain view.

Thefts from vehicles are crimes of opportunity and taking proactive steps to ensure your vehicle is not targeted is an important part of crime prevention.


ATM Theft

Date Published: 2018-04-18

At 6 a.m. the TBPS responded to a report of a break and enter at the Life Labs located on Oliver Road.

An employee arrived to find a glass door broken and the ATM machine had been stolen.

A review of the security video shows that two males entered the building at approximately 5:30 a.m. and loaded the machine into an older model dark four door car.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The investigation is ongoing.


Theft of Motor Vehicle Arrest

Date Published: 2018-01-22

On Monday January 22, 2018 at 2:15 a.m., an officer on general patrol observed a vehicle being driven by a young male who was believed to be an unlicensed driver.

The officer conducted a traffic stop at Arthur Street and the Expressway. The driver identified himself and was confirm to be unlicensed.

Suspect Arrested For Three Separate Incidents

Date Published: 2018-01-06

The TBPS Community Response Team arrested a male identified as being responsible for three separate incidents in December 2017.

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.

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Using the Thunder Bay Police Service Police Online Citizen Reporting System you can report the following incidents:

  • Damage/Mischief to property under $5000.00
  • Damage (Not Wilful)
  • Harassing Phone Call
  • Lost and Found Property
  • Lost/Stolen License Plate
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