THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police were working hard again Saturday night. Over the past twenty four hours, Police Officers responded to 105 calls for service. This included twelve assaults, and three sexual assaults. As usual Quality of Life calls topped the work for police officers.
Saturday Night Live for Thunder Bay Police
Police reported to the public about a Dangerous Situation at Boulevard Lake. Fishing line was strung across the cycling paths at five or six foot high heights – a cyclist at high speed could be seriously injured or even killed if they hit that line at high speed.
Likely keeping a careful eye out not only at Boulevard Lake, but at Centennial Park and other walking and cycling paths is going to be important. If you have any information that can assist police in making an arrest in this case, you are encouraged to come forward. You can contact Thunder Bay Police at (807) 684-1200.
Issues with alcohol continue to top the hit parade of calls for service for Thunder Bay Police.
There were forty-three calls for Quality of Life calls, and twenty-seven were alcohol related. Often however there are linking issues where assaults, sexual assaults, or other incidents that are fuelled by drug or alcohol abuse.
Mayor Hobbs comments that the new direction of policing recently announced by the Thunder Bay Police Service should help. Over the past forty-sight hours, Thunder Bay Police have been kept busy handling almost 250 calls for service.
Hobbs states, “About six years ago I was the Watch Commander and we handled 228 calls for service”.
“Zone Policing and flood the downtown cores with police. It’s not rocket science”, adds Hobbs.
The aftermath of the night can often be seen in our downtown streets, where the broken bottles smashed on our city’s streets litter sidewalks and roads.
On Saturday in the Fort William Business District downtown core, volunteers and several business owners were out cleaning their windows, sweeping streets, and cleaning up. This morning, broken glass from bottles are evident. A walking tour last night of the downtown core, after the LCBO and the Beer Store were closed showed clean streets. It is likely that the Alcohol and Gaming Commission needs to step up their efforts in education for serving staff and licenced establishments about smart serve rules and making sure bottles are not leaving licenced establishments.