Assaults open Crime Year in Thunder Bay


Thunder BayTHUNDER BAY – Crimebeat – Thunder Bay Police Service report that a 19 year old male was robbed Thursday night on the city’s south side. Just before midnight the victim was walking home in the area of Edward Street and Frederica Street. As the victim walked past two males on the street they demanded money from him. The male stated that he had no money and was then knocked to the ground and assaulted. The accused took the victims backpack containing his work uniform and left in an unknown direction.

The victim was able to call for assistance from a nearby residence, and was taken to Thunder Bay Regional Hospital for medical attention and has since released. Thunder Bay Police are looking for the individuals responsible for this robbery. They are both described as being Native Canadian in their mid-teens to early 20 years of age. One male was wearing a black hood.

If anyone has information about this incident or the identity of these males please call Police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 623-8477.

Over the past three days, in Thunder Bay there have been six assaults, and one reported sexual assault. This is in addition to liquor and drug offenses, as well as property crime and other criminal activity.

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The Thunder Bay Police Service also report, “A Police Services Act hearing will take place August 13, 14 & 15 2012 with continuance dates of September 5, 6, & 7 2012 regarding Inspector Dan Taddeo of the Thunder Bay Police Service. Inspector Taddeo is facing two counts of Misconduct under the Police Service Act. The exact location is to be determined. An advisory will be issued closer to these dates regarding times and location”.

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