THUNDER BAY – NEWS – It was a busy night for Thunder Bay Police. Over the past 36 hours, Police have responded to six violent incidents, 17 property crime incidents, and ten quality of life calls.
TBPS report, “On October 5th, just before 2 pm, a twenty-eightyear old male riding a bike on Mountdale Ave, failed to stop for a red light on Arthur Street and struck a motor vehicle destroying the bike and damaging the vehicle. The male got up and ran away from the scene”.
“Fortunately, a witness spotted the male riding a bike down Arthur Street and alerted officers. The male was stopped and officers learned that he had just stolen a new bike from a local business and rode off.
“The male was arrested and held in custody after he was treated for minor injuries received in the accident.
“The male was charged criminally with 1) Possession of stolen property 2) Obstruct police and 3) Breach of probation. He was also charged with failing to stop for a red light, and failing to remain at the scene of an accident under the highway traffic act”.
In another incident, TBPS state that “Just after 9:00 pm, a twenty-five-year-old male attempted to rob a gas station located on John Street Road. When his attempt failed, he ran out of the business and got into a stolen vehicle he had waiting in the parking lot. During his escape, he backed into a display of washer fluid then drove into a hydro pole which was located just off of the property disabling the vehicle. The male then fled on foot.
Officers located and arrested the male shortly after the incident when a nearby resident called to report an unwanted person in their house.
The male will be held for court facing charges of robbery, possession of stolen property and dangerous driving. He was also wanted on previous charges of robbery and forcible confinement.