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Attempt Homicide Arrest

Date Published: 2019-01-17

Thunder Bay Police Service officers reported to calls of a male being struck with a vehicle in the Arthur Street Walmart parking lot just before 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019.

When officers arrived they located the male victim who appeared to have severe injuries.

Officers quickly located the vehicle involved and identified the accused, who was still at the scene.

Through the course of the investigation officers learned that the accused had struck the victim with his sedan. The accused and victim were not known to each other.

Five arrested after fentanyl, guns and cash seized by police

Date Published: 2019-01-16

Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police, Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service and Anishinabek Police Service were preparing to execute a search warrant at a residence in the 700 block of Athens Drive at about 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

While officers were en route a silver crossover SUV was observed leaving the residence. The vehicle, which had been reported stolen, was stopped by police.

Through the course of the investigation a passenger in the vehicle was arrested and charged for possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Robbery Arrest

Date Published: 2019-01-15

Thunder Bay Police Service officers responded to a reported robbery of a convenience store in the 600 block of Arthur Street shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

Officers learned that two suspects had entered the Circle K store and demanded money and cigarettes from the clerk. The suspects left the store with cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police, with assistance from the K-9 Unit, later arrested one of the suspects a short distance away.

Lennox Atlookan, 19, of Thunder Bay, has been charged with Robbery.

Attempted Robbery, Threats

Date Published: 2019-01-07

Thunder Bay Police Service officers responded to a report of an attempted robbery shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6 in the 1000-block of Fort William Road.

When officers arrived they learned the male suspect had asked another male for a sum of money and their mobile phone. The request was refused, at which point the accused male threatened and assaulted the victim.

Responding officers found a male matching the description of the suspect and made an arrest within 10 minutes of arriving at the scene.

Traffic stop leads to gun seizure

Date Published: 2019-01-03

A Thunder Bay Police Service officer made a traffic stop just after 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2 on Fort William Road between 11th and Central Avenues after seeing a suspicious vehicle with its rear window covered in snow.

The driver did not have a licence, and upon further investigation the officer learned he was a suspended driver.

Police later obtained and executed a search warrant on the vehicle and located a loaded handgun with the serial numbers scratched off and some loose ammunition. Police also seized nearly $8,500 in Canadian currency.

Accused arrested for bail violations

Date Published: 2018-12-19

The Thunder Bay Police Service’s Intelligence Unit arrested and charged a Hamilton man on Dec. 18, 2018 following an investigation into bail violations.

The accused was previously charged with drug-related offences in June of 2018 and was released with conditions at that time.

Adrian PUENTES-REED appeared in court on Wednesday, Dec. 19 where he was formally charged with Failing to Comply with Condition Recognizance. He was remanded into custody with a future court date of Jan. 10, 2019.

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Accused arrested, charged with second-degree murder

Date Published: 2018-12-14

The Thunder Bay Police Service has arrested and charged a 22-year-old male in connection with the homicide of 17-year-old Braiden Jacob.

Working in conjunction with Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service officers, an arrest was made shortly after 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. The accused was transported to Thunder Bay where he remains in custody.

The accused is scheduled to appear in court on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 to face a charge of second-degree murder. The identity of the accused is being withheld pending that court appearance.

Collision into business and arrest

Date Published: 2018-12-07

A Thunder Bay Police Service officer observed a person possibly wanted on warrants just after 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6.

The suspect was driving a pickup truck northbound on Vickers Street North when an officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop.

The suspect ignored the officer’s lights and siren before accelerating and speeding through a stop sign at the intersection of Vickers Street North and Northern Avenue. The pickup truck then sideswiped a delivery vehicle before crashing into a business at a high rate of speed.

Drug Warrant

Date Published: 2018-11-28

On the evening of Tuesday Nov. 27, 2018 the Thunder Bay Police Intelligence Unit in conjunction with the Ontario Provincial Police, the Anishinabek Police Service and the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service executed a warrant on an Academy Drive residence.

As a result two males from the GTA were arrested and charged. A large quantity of what police believe is cocaine with a street value of $96,500 was seized. Police also seized more than $5,000 in Canadian currency.

Arrested and charged were:

ATM Theft arrests

Date Published: 2018-11-22

Thunder Bay Police Service officers have made arrests in connection with an August theft of an automatic teller machine.

On Aug. 25, 2018 Thunder Bay Police Service officers responded to reports the theft of an ATM in the 400 block of Northern Avenue. Through the course of an investigation police later identified and located two suspects.

Andrew Gary John PATOLA, 31, of Thunder Bay was arrested and charged with Theft Over $5,000.

John James HEWLETT, 55, of Thunder Bay, was arrested and charged with Theft of a Motor Vehicle and Break and Enter and Committing.


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