THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police had to deal with at least sixty four incidents over the weekend. These included assaults, robberies, disturbing the peace, Quality of Life calls, and a weapons offence at Cumberland and McDougall.
Thirty one of those incidents involved alcohol and liquor offences. Officers must often feel more like baby-sitters for people who can not seem to responsibly handle alcohol.
The streets of the downtown Fort William Business District this morning show evidence of what might be an unreported crime. Just across the street from Victoriaville, and a block north of City Hall, the sidewalks are a trail of blood. The trail goes from the northeast corner of Brodie and Victoria Ave East all the way to City Hall.
On Saturday afternoon, citizens reported that two individuals were pointing what appeared to be a handgun at people along Cumberland and MacDougall Streets. Officers responded at 15:35 in the afternoon and arrested two suspects. Both are being held in custody. Charges against the one unnamed suspect are for pointing a dangerous weapon, and the other suspect is being held on outstanding warrants.
The weapon was reportedly a replica firearm, which under law is a prohibited weapons.
Thunder Bay Daily Crime Report
Police also dealt with eleven assault cases so far over the weekend.
When it comes to the liquor offences the Ontario Liquor and Gaming Commission works with the OPP, Thunder Bay Police Service and Nishnawbe-Aski Police. However there is only one full-time Liquor Inspector reportedly working in the region. The territory that inspector apparently covers is from Thunder Bay to Kenora and north to Red Lake. A huge task for one person.