Officer dragged by motorist in stolen vehicle

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 11:15
Incident Number
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2019-12-09

Thunder Bay Police Service officers on patrol in the zero-to-100 block area of Cumberland Street North spotted a vehicle just after midnight on Sunday, Dec. 8 that had been reported stolen earlier.

After confirming the vehicle was reported stolen, officers pulled up beside it with their emergency lights on.

Two females -- one passenger and one driver – were in the vehicle as police approached.

The passenger exited the vehicle, however, the driver became uncooperative and began to struggle with one of the responding officers.

The driver put the vehicle in to drive and sped northbound on Cumberland Street, dragging an officer with her for a short distance before he fell off the vehicle.

The driver of the stolen vehicle also collided with the passenger-side of a police vehicle while fleeing the area.

Despite the dangers of this incident, the officer did not sustain significant injuries during this altercation.

The police vehicle was damaged as a result of the collision.

The Thunder Bay Police Service continues to investigate this incident and is working toward identifying the female driver who fled from police.

The stolen vehicle is described as a dark grey 2018 or 2019 four-door Toyota Corolla. No suspect description is available at this time.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of this stolen vehicle, or have any information that could assist investigators please call police at 684-1200, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at


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