Crime Report Monday, February 26, 2018 – Impaired, Robbery, and Lost Person

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Thunder Bay Police Service Unit 200THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Busy weekend for Thunder Bay Police.

Shortly after 8:30 am on February 25, 2018, a call was received concerning a vehicle with three occupants that had collided with a snow bank in the 500 block of McDonald Street.

When officers arrived they observed two males attempting to shovel out the vehicle. The male driver provided a breath sample and was advised he was under arrest for being impaired. The male became combative with officers and was eventually handcuffed and escorted to the Balmoral Police Station.

The 27-year-old male has been charged with:
· Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle
· Operated with over 80 mg of Alcohol
· Breach of Probation
· Resist Arrest
· Assaulting a Peace Officer

He appeared in court February 26th.

This incident was captured on video by a resident on McDonald Street showing four officers taking the suspect into custody. The video was uploaded to social media, and has generated a lot of views.

None of the charges have been proven in court.

Thunder Bay Police Service uniformed patrol officers were dispatched to the Mac’s Convenience Store located in the 300 block of May Street at approximately 10:15 am on February 25, 2018, in response to a report of a robbery with a baton that had just occurred.

While driving to the store, an officer saw a male matching the description of the suspect. The male was detained while other officers attended the store to speak to the complainant and view the video footage of the incident. The suspect was arrested at 10:30 am for the robbery. He was searched during the arrest procedure, and a baton and cash were found on this male.

Josiah Thomas, 24-years-old of Thunder Bay was charged with Robbery. He appeared in court and has been remanded into custody.

None of the charges have been proven in court.

Thunder Bay Police Service uniformed patrol officers were dispatched on Saturday, February 24 at 5:30 pm to assist with locating a female who called 911 to advise she had become disoriented while snowshoeing in the wooded area behind the Parkdale subdivision with her dog.

TBPS Communication operators contacted the provider of her cellular phone to request assistance to ping the location of her phone.

Officers went to an area close to where she was believed to be and attempted to use a siren to give the female a direction to follow. Multiple officers entered the wooded area in an attempt to locate her. A short time later, officers entered the wooded area utilizing two snow machines and located the female at 5:50 pm.

The 65-year-old female was removed from the area and checked by paramedics before returning to her residence.

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