THUNDER BAY – It was a busy weekend for the Thunder Bay Police Service. Early on Sunday morning, a fatal motor vehicle collision happened at the corner of Victoria Avenue and Leland Avenue. The female passenger taken to hospital passed away due to her injuries sustained in the collision. Names are not being released until notification is made to family.
Police have confirmed that the offending vehicle, a black 2004 Chevy Colorado pickup truck, was stolen. The driver of the offending vehicle fled the scene on foot.
Victoria Avenue was closed for several hours on Sunday. Currently, Thunder Bay Police Traffic Unit and members of the Forensic Identification Unit are busy examining the offending vehicle for fingerprints and blood from the offending driver. The investigation identified several witnesses who have been interviewed and more are expected to come forward shortly. Police are urging the driver of the pickup to come forward at the earliest time to deal with this incident.
Police are requesting that anyone with information about this incident contact police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers 623-8477.
Police are also currently investigating an Friday night disturbance which turned violent between neighbours in the 800 block of N. Vickers Street. A twenty-six year old male was observed acting irrationally in front of his residence, and threatening passers-by at approximately 9:54PM on 30 September 2011. When he was told by his neighbour to go back into his residence he apparently attacked the neighbour with a pot beating him on the head.
The fifty year old victim then went into his home to call police when the accused suddenly returned smashing out the victims windows and breaking into his house.
When the victim again confronted the accused he was stabbed and beaten repeatedly by the irate neighbour. The victim was taken to Thunder Bay Regional Hospital by ambulance for treatment.
The twenty-six year old male has been charged with seven offences which include Aggravated Assault, Assault with a Weapon, Mischief Under $5000, Breach of Probation, Breach of Undertaking, Breach of Recognizance, and Break and Enter & Committing.
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