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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.

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.

First Weekend of Festive RIDE Nets Results

Date Published: 2018-12-05

One weekend into the Thunder Bay Police Service's Festive RIDE season, and officers are already seeing the increased impact of cannabis on impaired driving. 

Egan Street Investigation Update

Date Published: 2018-12-04

The Thunder Bay Police Service officer who is the subject of an investigation under the Police Services Act regarding the December 1, 2018 Egan Street incident, is currently on leave.

The officer is receiving medical treatment as a result of an exposure to bodily fluids which occurred during her physical contact with a 17-year-old female at the Egan Street residence.

The youth was being readied for transport to hospital from that location. This incident was the subject of a video which was posted to social media.

UPDATE: Suspect to ID – Vehicle Theft

Date Published: 2018-11-20

The Thunder Bay Police Service is looking for public assistance in identifying a suspect in a fraud and stolen property investigation.

A resident reported that a 2005 white Subaru Outback XT had been stolen from a driveway in the 300 block of Marks Street North sometime between the hours of 1 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Sept. 14, 2018. The victim also reported a purse was left inside the vehicle and that transactions had been recorded on her debit card.

UPDATE: Aggravated Assault Arrest

Date Published: 2018-11-19

Thunder Bay Police Service officers arrested and charged a male suspect connected to a recent aggravated assault investigation that took place following an incident at a southside bar on Nov. 13 just before 1 a.m.

As a result of an ongoing investigation, police identified and later arrested Johnathon Fredrick Greywolf BARNARD, 20, of Thunder Bay. On Sunday, Nov. 18, BARNARD was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault x 3, Probation Order Non Compliance x 2.

BARNARD appeared in court today and was remanded into custody with a future date.

Body identified

Date Published: 2018-11-14

The Thunder Bay Police Service received the results of a post-mortem examination of a deceased male located near a walking trail close to Strathcona Golf Course on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018.

Police have identified the deceased as being John Boczkowski, 67, of Thunder Bay. The death is not deemed suspicious. As a result, the missing person notice for Boczkowski has been canceled. Please kindly remove his imagery from your social media accounts and websites.

Homicide South Brodie Street: Update No. 1

Date Published: 2018-11-13

The Thunder Bay Police Service continues to investigate a homicide that took place in a residence on the 300 block of South Brodie Street on Sunday, Nov. 11.

Police responded to the address following reports of possible gunfire. When they arrived they located a male with serious life-threatening injuries. Police, with the assistance of Superior North EMS paramedics and Thunder Bay Fire Rescue firefighters, began emergency medical treatment.

Unresponsive person – UPDATE

Date Published: 2018-10-31

The Thunder Bay Police Service has arrested a male in connection with an incident that took place in the 300 block of Dufferin Street just before 9 p.m. on Monday Oct. 29.

Officers responded to a call to an apartment following reports of an unresponsive person.

A woman was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Peter Keash, 25, has been charged with Attempt Murder, Threats to Kill x 2, Forcible Confinement.

He has been remanded into custody with a future court date.


Trillium Way Fire - UPDATE

Date Published: 2018-10-17

Tracey Claudette Mawakeesic, 48-year-old of Thunder Bay appeared in court today after being charged in relation to the structural fire earlier this week that claimed the life of 30-year-old Kyle Malcolm Stoney and sent a 23-year-old female to hospital where she remains in critical condition.


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