Stabbing Incident Tops Crime in Thunder Bay

Image of the aftermath of a fight on Friday night in Thunder Bay - image supplied to NNL
Image of the aftermath of a fight on Friday night in Thunder Bay - image supplied to NNL

Thunder Bay Police Unit
Thunder Bay Police Unit

Thunder Bay Crime Report

THUNDER BAY – A stabbing incident on Wednesday night saw the victim make her way to the Mac’s Convenience Store on May Street near Cameron Street. The incident caused the area to be shut down for a short time as police investigated. 

The female victim was allegedly assaulted by another female. Police have yet to release more details on the incident.

It was a busy twenty-four hours for Thunder Bay Police.

In addition to the stabbing, there were fifty ‘Quality of Life’ calls, that included 14 calls for disorder, and thirty-six liquor offences.

There were a total of 13 assaults reported and responded to by police.

Reports also came in of a fight at the Water Street Transit terminal in the late afternoon on Wednesday.

Thunder Bay Police were kept busy on Wednesday.
Thunder Bay Police were kept busy on Wednesday.

There appears to be a disturbing trend developing in the city in terms of crime incident reports. A fight on Victoria Avenue East last Friday that had several units of the Thunder Bay Police Service respond, does not appear to have generated an incident report.

Image of the aftermath of a fight on Friday night in Thunder Bay - image supplied to NNL
Image of the aftermath of a fight on Friday night in Thunder Bay – image supplied to NNL

Ab Campion from the AGCO reported, “I have checked with our Investigations and Inspections Branch, we have not , at this time, received any reports from the Thunder Bay Police Services of any incidents at this location over the weekend”.

Such incidents if not recorded can not then be passed on to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission (AGCO) for action on licenced establishments where fights happen.

Analysis

There have been several days since the major drug arrests in Thunder Bay. It is apparent from the daily statistics released by Thunder Bay Police that following those drug busts and seizures that there is an apparent increase in assaults, and in fights. 

One might wonder if there is a change in those figures as a result of a ‘tighter’ market with fewer drugs available, and a resulting higher price for those drugs. The street trade in drugs appears often from what sources tell NNL to follow basic economics of supply and demand almost as fast as the price of gasoline and oil.

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