Warm Weather Makes for Busy Night for Thunder Bay Police


crimebeatTHUNDER BAY – The combination of warm weather and a holiday weekend appear to have generated a busy weekend for Thunder Bay Police. Liquor offences, property crimes, disturbing the peace, were just a few of the problems dealt with by Thunder Bay Police overnight.

The major incident on Saturday was a multiple stabbing and assault with four people being attacked. A seventy-three year old woman was taken to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and is reported in serious condition by police. Reports are coming in that suggest mental health issues may have been the impetus for the attacks.

There were also numerous incidents of property crime and vandalism.

An NNL reader reports, “Sometime between about 2:45 a.m. and 3:15 a.m. several young persons hanging around the area. Apparently gangs of 20 or more such people have been seen hanging around the area of late – and near the area looking for trouble in the wee hours according to my sources, managed to rip out several streets signs… one at the corner of Junot and Rockwood I believe, and the other at the corner of Theresa and Madeline. They also knocked over, and vandalized several mailboxes, and newspaper boxes up near the Grandview Mall near Madeline Street”.

Our reader adds, “I’m told by witnesses to some of these events that people were seen dragging the Theresa/Madeline street sign down the walk trail path behind the houses here, then up through a neighbor’s yard (the one with no fence along the back of their property) where it was finally dumped on the boulevard in front of the property they cut through”.

The warm weather also brought out the alcohol and party-goers.

Another NNL reader shared at 0230AM, “I am unable to sleep due to the big party going on 2 doors down. There are people urinating in my backyard, fighting on the side of my place. Young adults driving out of here drunk and yes the cops have been called and they say they are busy!

This reader adds, “Over 20 people in the back yard and counting seventeen in the front yard and vehicles parked all over eighteen in total”.

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