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Impaired by drug highway collision

Date Published: 2018-12-14

Thunder Bay Police Service officers responded to reports of a motor-vehicle collision involving a police cruiser just before 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13.

Officers arrived to observe that a Thunder Bay Police Service SUV and a four-door sedan had been involved in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 61 between Arthur Street and the Harbor Expressway.

After questioning all parties involved, the officers learned that the driver of the sedan had suddenly conducted a U-turn and came into contact with the police SUV.

Robbery Arrest

Date Published: 2018-12-14

A 39-year-old Thunder Bay man is in custody facing a number of charges following a foot chase and apprehension by Uniform Patrol officers yesterday morning.

The man had fled the Shoppers Drug Mart at 901 Red River Road just after 11:00 a.m. following an altercation with a store employee. The man had been confronted when he was attempting to leave the store without paying for merchandise. The male claimed to have a weapon and then ran from the store. The employee was not injured in the confrontation.

Sudden death now a homicide investigation

Date Published: 2018-12-13

The Thunder Bay Police Service is investigating the death of 17-year-old Braiden JACOB as a homicide.

Officers were dispatched to the southern portion of Chapples Park shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 after a passerby saw what they believed might be a body.

A post-mortem examination took place in Toronto on Thursday, Dec. 13. The results of the examination confirmed the body discovered was that of Braiden, who had been reported missing earlier.

Missing Person - Brigitte PUSHKAR

Date Published: 2018-12-12

The Thunder Bay Police Service is requesting public assistance in locating missing person, Brigitte PUSHKAR, 26 yrs old.

Brigitte was last seen in mid-November and mentioned that she may be travelling to Toronto, Ontario or Montreal, Quebec.

Assault investigation

Date Published: 2018-12-11

Thunder Bay Police Service officers responded to reports of an assault at about 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10 at a residence in the 300 block of Vickers Street North.

Firefighters were attending to a male victim when officers arrived on scene. Paramedics transported the male to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences shortly after where he is now being treated for serious injuries.

The investigation of this assault is ongoing.

UPDATE: Sudden Death Investigation

Date Published: 2018-12-10

The Thunder Bay Police Service continues to investigate a sudden death that occurred over the weekend in Chapples Park.

Officers were dispatched to the southern portion of the park just after 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 after a passerby saw what they believed might be a body.

The body was sent to Toronto where a post-mortem is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 12. More information is expected to be known following that post-mortem examination.

Police continue to hold the scene at Chapples Park.

Sudden Death Investigation

Date Published: 2018-12-09

The Thunder Bay Police Service is investigating a sudden death in the Chapples Park area.

Officers were dispatched to the park just after 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 after a passerby saw what they believed might be a body.

Police are holding the scene and requesting the public stay away from the area while the investigation continues.

The investigation is in its very early stages and no other details can be confirmed at this time. 

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.

Officers assaulted while assisting with female in distress

Date Published: 2018-12-06

Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Pacific Avenue for reports of a female in distress shortly at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018.

When officers arrived they found two intoxicated youths. One youth was deemed safe and returned home to a parent. The other youth was in a state of distress and said she feared for her wellbeing. She was transported to the hospital.

2018 TBPS Citizen Satisfaction Survey Launch

Date Published: 2018-12-05

The Thunder Bay Police Service has launched the 2018 Citizen Satisfaction Survey. 

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