THUNDER BAY – Crimebeat – Thunder Bay Police were not as busy over the past twenty four hours. The wintery weather might have kept some crime at bay. There were 15 traffic incidents however. The number of incidents responded to by police in the past 24 hours was 35. This included one weapons offence, and four incidents of theft. There were no assaults however.
Police report “The Thunder Bay Police Traffic Unit is continuing to investigate the crash of a dump truck that left a very large opening in a residence at Totem Trailer Court yesterday afternoon.
At about 3PM, an eastbound truck-trailer unit driven by a fifty-year old Thunder Bay male went off the road and struck a private residence, causing a significant injury to the 71 year old female resident who was in her living room. She was taken to TBRHSC by ambulance, treated and later released. She reportedly substained a broken leg and arm.
Damage to both the residence and the truck was substantial as well. Police Officers from the traffic unit were on scene until after midnight conducting investigation and co-coordinating the utility services and site security. Gas and electric power was cut due to the impact and service was interrupted for the area.
This morning, at the Thunder Bay Police Services board meeting, the new Zone Policing model was explained by Inspector Sylvie Hauth.
This model of policing will dictate how patrol officers will be deployed to meet the needs of the community. The goal of this program is to have an area patrolled by the same officers over a minimum one year time-frame to allow for familiarity of issues pertaining to that zone.
The current areas patrolled by Thunder Bay Police Service have been divided into six zones. Deployment of officers for this new model will commence in September 2013.
Thunder Bay Police Upgrade Internet Presence
The Thunder Bay Police Service also launch a new corporate Internet presence including social media on Facebook, and a new website at www.thunderbaypolice.ca.
The new Thunder Bay Police Service website is also linked to the new corporate facebook page, twitter accounts and a youtube channel.
The goal is to allow the Thunder Bay Police to get information out to the public in a variety of formats.
Educational material and crime prevention information will also be circulated to the public through these social media tools.
The NEW Zone Watch program was also launched today. The Zone Watch program is a community based secure online forum that allows citizens to communicate with the police about observations on what is going on in their neighbourhood and discuss grassroots crime prevention initiatives. The Thunder Bay Police invite members of the public to go to the website to download an application form to begin the process of joining Zone Watch