THUNDER BAY – Crime Beat – The Thunder Bay Police Service are warning the public to be vigilant in securing their homes and vehicles. A number of break ins and thefts from vehicles have been reported in the area John Street and Junot Avenue this past week.
Criminals will target unsecured doors, windows, or vehicle doors to look for valuables. Homes which back onto pathways or trails can often be targets of convenience. A suspect fled a River Terrace property early this morning after being scared off by a resident.
Any suspicious person or activities should be reported to police as soon as possible.
Thunder Bay Police also report, “An arrest has been made in connection with the destruction of a Lyon Boulevard West landmark tree. The over 100 year old white pine had been cut down sometime on the June 4 weekend.
Police followed up on information which came forward following the incident. A 24 year old Thunder Bay man is facing a charge of Mischief Over $5,000. He has a court date of July 27, 2011.
With the warmer weather, it is often tempting to leave windows open, or when doing yardwork to leave the door unlocked. Those common things many people do can easily open a door to you becoming a victim of crime.