THUNDER BAY – Rain didn’t slow down the Thunder Bay Police who responded to two hundred and twenty-two calls for service over the past twenty-four hours. Police were also on-site at the Blues Festival insuring that people were safe.
Across the city there were ten domestic disturbances, but a reduced number of alcohol related offences.
The rain in the evening seems to have slowed down a lot of the partying and alcohol related incidents. However there were still quite a few assaults, four in total.
Winnipeg Police share an informative video about the hazards on hot summer days of leaving a child or pet in a vehicle.
To prevent deadly consequences for your children, never leave them inside an unoccupied vehicle.
Here are some tips to prevent heat related injuries or deaths:
– Never leave a child unattended inside a vehicle, even if the air‐conditioning is on or a window is slightly opened.
– Never let children play in or around a parked car.
– Keep vehicles locked, even when parked in your garage.
– Place your handbag, purse, cell phone, or laptop on the back seat and always check the back seat of your car before walking away from it.
Pets face similar risk on hot days. Animal owners are encouraged to not leave their pets in their vehicles on hot days, even for a few minutes. If you can’t take them with you when you park your vehicle, leave your pets at home.
If you see a child or a pet in distress, contact 9-1-1 immediately.