Thunder Bay Police Dealing with Increased Violence

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Thunder Bay Police Service

Crime Map for Thunder Bay South from May 1-10 2016
Crime Map for Thunder Bay South from May 1-10 2016

THUNDER BAY – So far in May, Thunder Bay Police have had to respond to over forty violent incidents. Assaults, bar fights, and other disturbances to the peace have impacted our city. There have been over 100 alcohol and drug related calls that have involved police over the past ten days.

Thunder Bay Police were called to a Cameron Street residence with several apartments to deal with an assault that had just occurred between tenants.

Officers arrived to find a thirty-four-year old male with injuries to his face.

Police report that, “Apparently a male from another apartment began banging at the victims door just before midnight and threatening him. When the victim opened the door he was struck with a hammer and then pepper sprayed. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries”.

Officers arrested forty-year-year old Paul Cameron Kelleher, who has been charged with Aggravated Assault, Uttering Threats and Breach of Recognizance. He appeared in court Tuesday, and has been remanded into custody.

There appears to be a slight upswing in the crimes of violence, including assaults over recent weeks. Warmer weather perhaps? Or is there something else happening?