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Theft and Assault Arrest

Date Published: 2019-03-14

Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to the Walmart on 1101 Arthur Street for a reported theft and an assault just after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 13.

Investigating officers learned a male suspect entered the store and requested staff retrieve a gaming console from a locked cabinet. When the console was outside of the locked cabinet the accused attempted to exit the store without paying.

When confronted by a security guard the accused attempted to flee. He struck the security guard and assaulted another employee.

Attempted ATM Theft

Date Published: 2019-01-15

Thunder Bay Police officers responded to reports of an attempted theft at an ATM at the Royal Bank of Canada on Arthur Street East just after 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.

When officers arrived on scene they observed a suspect damaging the bank’s drive-thru Automated Teller Machine. The three suspects attempted to flee the area when police arrived, but all were arrested within minutes following a foot pursuit.

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.

Break-and-enter and ATM Theft investigation

Date Published: 2018-10-25

The Thunder Bay Police Service is requesting the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a break-and-enter and theft investigation.

TBPS officers were dispatched just before 5:30 a.m. on Oct. 25, 2018 to the Italian Cultural Centre on 132 Algoma Street South regarding a suspicious noise.

Investigating officers discovered someone had gained entry and stolen an ATM machine from the premises.

Break in and ATM Theft

Date Published: 2018-10-25

The Thunder Bay Police Service is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect connected to a break and enter and theft investigation.

TBPS officers responded to reports of an alarm just after 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 10, 2018 at High Variety convenience store, located in the 100 block of High Street North.

When officers arrived they found the business had been broken into and an ATM machine had been taken. Investigators were later provided with surveillance that featured a suspect, which TBPS is releasing to the public today.

Theft of trailer, diving tanks

Date Published: 2018-09-07

The Thunder Bay Police Service responded to a reported theft at a business in the 1300 block of Rosslyn Road shortly after 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

The complainant told officers he had arrived to the business that day to discover a 2015 enclosed tow-behind trailer was missing.

The complainant also told the officer that the contents inside the trailer, 15 scuba tanks containing compressed oxygen, could pose a public safety risk. The complainant said the tanks are useless to anyone other than divers, and if mishandled could be an explosive hazard.

Theft of boat

Date Published: 2018-08-07

Officers took a report of a theft of a boat around 4:00 p.m. on August 4, 2018 from the Marina at Prince Arthurs landing.

Marina Security had been alerted by a citizen that a young male had hopped the fence and left in a 27' long Ranger tug boat.

The Coast Guard was called out along with Thunder Bay Fire Rescue to assist in locating the boat. It was eventually found on a sand bar located in the Mission Marsh area.

The suspect was observed running away from this location.

Parking Meter Thefts

Date Published: 2018-08-02

Thunder Bay Police continue to investigate the theft of parking meters from both the north and south cores in late July of this year. 12 meters belonging to the City of Thunder Bay were stolen.

Anyone with information on these thefts should contact the Thunder Bay Police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.p3tips.com/273


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.


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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
  • Lost/Stolen Securities (Identification)
  • Theft under $5000.00
  • Theft from Vehicle under $5000.00
  • Break In to Sheds and Detached Garages

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