THUNDER BAY – Crime – Thunder Bay Police have reported that the man who was responsible for the lockdown at two area schools has been arrested. The suspect arrested was responsible for the precautionary practices that Thunder Bay Police implemented at two area schools.
Lockdown suspect arrested
TBPS report, “An arrest was made on February 9th, 2013 in Moosomin Saskatchewan by the RCMP on the warrants from the Thunder Bay Police Service in relation to the domestic investigation that was being conducted last week”.
The situation was causing frustration for parents at the schools, and led to postings on social media. Friends of the woman reportedly assaulted were posting the suspects name and image on Facebook. Thunder Bay Police expressed concern over that due to privacy concerns for the victim.
The Lakehead District School Board had made the decision to implement those procedures as a precautionary measure. The schools had a safety concern relating to an alleged domestic violence incident involving the parents of students who attended the schools.
The Thunder Bay man will be held in custody and returned to the city in order to deal with the charges in this incident. The investigation by OPP and the Thunder Bay Police Service continues.
Thunder Bay Police Weekend Crime Update
Over the weekend, there were a number of incidents handled by Thunder Bay Police. They included several sexual assaults, numerous incidents dealing with alcohol or disturbing the peace. On Saturday night near Fort William Gardens, a number of parked vehicles were broken into by criminals. The Thunder Bay North Stars were playing at the Fort William Gardens.
The biggest issue dealt with over the weekend were incidents involving alcohol or disturbing the peace.
Preventing a vehicle break in
The first step to protecting your vehicle is to lock the doors and to close the windows. It is understood that while a thief or thieves can and will still break the windows, it is easier for them to get what they are after if your doors are unlocked and windows open.
In a crowded parking lot, where people are around, the thieves would not waste time to break windows and draw attention to them.
Parking in a secure and well lighted area is another way to protect your vehicle. Experts suggest if you are parking at the hotel you should choose an area close to the entrance. If you are parking on the street, visiting friends, or attending a sporting event, try to park under a street light.
Conceal items of value in your vehicle. A thief will more likely choose to break into a car when they see that they will be able to get something.
If they do not see anything, chances are they will not waste time opening, or smashing your windows.
Car alarms are often thought of by vehicle owners as a great way to protect your vehicle. However often people ignore the wailing of a car alarm. Keeping valuables out of sight is likely just as effective.