THUNDER BAY – The seventy-two hours of the holiday weekend were extremely busy for Thunder Bay Police. There were over 700 calls for service over the weekend. Calls to police ranged from the multiple stabbing on Saturday morning, to forty-eight liquor license infractions.
There were almost 100+ calls per hour during peak periods. Police resources are reportedly being stretched to their limits.
Some of the incidents included a report of a sexual assault on the 1200 Block of Balmoral Street, assaults on the 100 Block of May Street South, Weapons Offenses on Simpson Street, Dixon Street, Carl Avenue, Egan Place, Picton Avenue, as well as another on Dawson Road.
There was also another act of vandalism at one of the City-owned public golf courses. Chapples was the victim this time. In the spring it was the greens at Strathcona Golf Course which were vandalized.
Staff at Chapples have reported that two of the golf greens were damaged to the extent of an estimated $15,000. Police are looking for a Honda car with a missing black rocker panel which might be involved in the vandalism.
Anyone with information about this incident or the vehicle involved in asked to call Thunder Bay Police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 623-8477.
The number of liquor offenses is down from the Labour Day weekend where over 70 such incidents were handled by police.
Residents can check the Crimemap to see what incidents happened in their neighbourhood – It is a good idea to click on the Crime Types Tab and put in all of the categories.