THUNDER BAY – Crime News – Thunder Bay Police Service report that just after 8:00PM EDT on April 7, 2014, two youth decided to run away from staff at the Creighton Youth Centre. The centre, located on Oliver Road is near Lakehead University and the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
The two youth were in custody at McGuire Youth Centre but were leaving Creighton Youth Centre after a presentation.
Staff members contacted police immediately and youth were arrested at Lakehead University.
Both males are held in custody and will be attending court later today answering to escape lawful custody charges.
Thunder Bay Police are also warning the public about a mail scam.
Police state that local residents have received letters stating they have been chosen for a consumer research program.
The letter comes with a fake cheque and instructions.
The cheque is usually made out to the resident for a large sum of money.
Police advise that the letter instructs the person to deposit the cheque, keep some of the money then send a Western Union money order to the scammers. By the time you receive information from your bank that the cheque is no good, you have already sent the money orders and you will be out the money.
Money orders can be picked up anywhere there is a “Western Union” company as long as the person has been provided the reference number.
These incidents are being followed up by TBPS.