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Media release

Hammarskjold threat

Date Published: 2019-02-22

Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to Hammarskjold High School just before 8 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 22 in response to an anonymous tip about a threat.

Lakehead Public Schools has canceled buses and closed the school for the day as a precautionary measure. Police are now at the scene and investigating the threat.

If you have any information that could assist police please call 684-1200.

Missing Person - Martin Chookomolin

Date Published: 2019-02-18

The Thunder Bay Police Service is requesting the assistance of the public in locating missing 30 year old Martin Chookomolin . 

Chookomolin was last seen by family members in the area of Picton St.and Blucher Cres. on February 15th at approximately 2 p.m. 

Assault at Water Street overpass

Date Published: 2019-02-17

Two Thunder Bay Police Service officers were travelling southbound along Water Street just before 3 p.m. Saturday when they observed what looked to be an assault in progress inside the Water Street overpass.

When officers arrived at the scene two females were continuing to assault a male victim inside the overpass.

Officers intervened and both accused women were placed under arrest after a brief struggle.

A passerby assisted officers as they completed the arrest.

Missing person Brook CHABOYER located

Date Published: 2019-02-17
Missing person Brook CHABOYER has been located. The Thunder Bay Police Service would like to thank the public and media for their assistance.

UPDATE: South side standoff concludes

Date Published: 2019-02-17

A police standoff in the 200 block of Christina Street East has ended peacefully.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers responded to a call for service about an individual in distress inside a home just before 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.

A command post was established and the service’s Emergency Task Unit was deployed to help contain an area.

Police made contact with the resident, who agreed to exit the home sometime after 3 a.m. The resident exited and surrendered to police.

Officers continue bridge-building project with winter road trip

Date Published: 2019-02-15
By Scott Paradis, 
Thunder Bay Police Service 

THUNDER BAY, Ont. -- City police officers will head north on the winter roads on Family Day, beginning a weeklong project that will have them visit four remote Far North communities.

While this will be the first time members of the Thunder Bay Police Service travel along the winter road system, the Far North engagement initiative has been an ongoing project for more than four years.

Security guard charged with assault

Date Published: 2019-02-13

Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to the Shoppers Drug Mart at 1186 Memorial Avenue just before 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3 following reports of a theft.

During the investigation police learned that a possible assault linked to this incident may have occurred.
Police conducted multiple witness interviews and reviewed video footage of an altercation between a youth and a security guard.

Following this, and after reviewing other evidence, officers have charged the security guard with Assault Causing Bodily Harm.

UPDATE: Hammarskjold lockdown concludes

Date Published: 2019-02-13

The lockdown at Hammarskjold high school has concluded and students have been dismissed

<b>Previous Media Release</b>

The Thunder Bay Police Service is currently investigating a weapons call at Hammarskjold high school.

An anonymous report about a student at the school with a weapon was received just before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Police and school officials investigated and reopened the school.

A second report about a student with a weapon was received just after noon.

Business Break and Enter

Date Published: 2019-02-11

Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to a reported break in of a business in the 600 block of Simpson Street at about 5:40 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.

Officers arrived to Maier Hardware to find that someone had gained forced entry into the building, causing significant damage to the front door in the process. No suspects were found inside the business after a search of the premise.

Police believe multiple paintball guns may have taken during the break in.

The investigation continues.

Thunder Bay Police continue snowmobile patrols

Date Published: 2019-02-11

The Thunder Bay Police Service continued conducting snowmobile patrols over this past weekend, patrolling in the area of Highway 61 and Loch Lomond Road.

Police stopped and spoke with more than 20 riders throughout the day. Officers were checking for safe driving habits, sobriety and ensuring riders had proper documentation and insurance.

Police would like to remind the public that you are required to carry all your necessary documents with you when you are out riding your snowmobile and if you leave your property you require insurance.


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Online reporting

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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  • Theft under $5000.00
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