This included 14 assaults, 2 sexual assaults, one indecent act, and several robberies. 99 of the incidents dealt with by Thunder Bay Police were related to liquor or drug offences, demonstrating the depth of the problem officers face in dealing with abuse of alcohol in the community.
Thunder Bay Police busy
Police also report that as a result of a serious car accident on Sunday, a man has been left in serious condition. The accident happened when the westbound vehicle left the roadway, went through the ditch on the side of the road and hit the railway tracks.
The incident happened just before 6AM EDT. The twenty-four year old driver has been charged with impair driving.
Two of the three persons in the vehicle were taken to Thunder Bay District Health Sciences Centre. The other injured person suffered only minor injuries.
Drug Arrests in Sioux Lookout
In other parts of the region, the OPP in Sioux Lookout report that two people face trafficking charges. The charges stem following an investigation in a joint effort including police from Dryden, Sioux Lookout, and Kenora. OPP officers working in hand with the Dryden Police Service have confiscated $11,000 in drugs and cash.
Police report that 28-year-old James Maxwell along with 30-year-old Shara Gardner now face charges of possession of morphine and oxycontin for the purposes of trafficking, possession of marijuana, and possession of a weapon.