THUNDER BAY – CRIME – Thunder Bay had a fairy quiet night on Saturday.
Officers were called out to two weapons offenses, and thirty-three quality of life calls. The majority of those calls were alcohol related.
There were however four assaults overnight.
Thunder Bay Police Comment on Week that Was
Our city experienced one of the most tragic events in recent memory. The murder of a child has left us all with a sense of emptiness and profound sadness. Last night, hundreds of concerned citizens gathered to remember Brandi Marie Wingert and the other victims of violence in our community. Instead of giving up and falling into despair, they decided to join together as one voice to seek and end to the hurt and pain which only human beings can be capable of.
Out of this horrific week, came a glimmer of hope. Hope that Thunder Bay can be what many of us know it to be; a great city with the ability to be strong. This is our community. It belongs to all of us. This is time to say that we all have a stake in its future.
We will help victims of crime to overcome and recover. We will recognize the seriousness of mental illness, addiction, poverty and abuse. Most importantly, we will not give up on this place.
It’s been a tough week for our emergency responders. They know that it’s been a tough week for you too. Let’s not forget that evil exists in every community and in every corner of the world. We need to also remember that good exists everywhere. Good will eventually triumph over evil. It just takes all of us pitching in to help.