THUNDER BAY – Crime – Thunder Bay Police responded to 42 calls over the past twenty-four hours. This included one weapons offence, three assaults, and as usual the majority of the work was 21 Quality of Life calls. The majority, 15 calls, were for liquor offences.
Police responded to an collision involving a cyclist and an mini-van last evening at about 8:30 p.m at the intersection of High St and Kenwood Ave. A 19 year old female cyclist was taken to hospital for significant but not life threatening injuries as a result of this collision. The intersection is controlled by a stop sign.
Thunder Bay Police Crime Report
Unfortunately, the cyclist will also be facing a charge of failing to make a turn in safety, If convicted, this charge carries a fine of $110.00.
Police would like to remind all cyclists that they are the drivers of a vehicle, and as such, are obliged to know and obey all rules of the road, the same as any motorist.
Police share, “An interesting aspect of this incident raises a point of discussion. Investigation showed this cyclist was wearing headphones and listening to music as she was riding her bicycle”.
The Ontario Highway Traffic Act says:
Entertainment devices — s. 78.1(2)
(2) No person shall drive a motor vehicle on a highway while holding or using a hand-held electronic entertainment device or other prescribed device the primary use of which is unrelated to the safe operation of the motor vehicle.
Mayor Hobbs makes arrest
Thunder Bay Police have added some additional information to yesterday’s report of an arrest of a man at the Community Auditorium.
Police state, “At 6:50 p.m. on April 9th 2013, the Thunder Bay Police were called to the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium for a disturbance. When officers arrived they observed a male being held down on the ground outside the main doors.
“The complainant in this incident was Mayor Keith Hobbs. He advised that the male had become verbally abusive in a meeting that was being held inside the Auditorium. As a result the male was escorted out of the building by the Mayor. Once outside the building the male became combative and the Mayor made an arrest as a Peace Officer for Causing a Disturbance under the Criminal Code. The male was brought to the ground to control him until the police could arrive”.
Once the officers were on scene they continued the arrest and spoke to the complainant and witnesses. The male was confirmed to be intoxicated and brought to the police station where he was lodged until he was sober. The male was charged for Being Intoxicated in a Public Place under the Ontario Liquor Licence Act. This charge results in Provincial Offences Ticket being issued with a fine of $65.00. A Trespass Notice was also issued at the request of the Auditorium staff for the male to not be on the property of the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium.