Firearms Stolen from Home
THUNDER BAY – NEWS – The Thunder Bay Police Service is currently investigating a break and enter to a residence in the 2500 block of Broadway Avenue between 11:00 am and 1:50 pm on April 26, 2018.
The homeowner arrived home to find that entry had been forced and the residence had been ransacked. A number of items have been stolen including numerous rifles, shotguns, handguns, and ammunition. Also taken was a custom three-foot long sword with a white handle, a television, significant amount of jewelry and other items.
Police are looking for information from any witnesses that may have seen a suspicious person or vehicle in the area of Broadway Avenue during the lunch hour yesterday afternoon. Police are also encouraging anyone with information about the location of these firearms to contact police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.tipsubmit.com.
Traffic Stop Results in Vehicle Impounded
On April 23, 2018, at 2:43 pm, an officer with the Thunder Bay Police Service Traffic Unit conducted a traffic stop of a black pick-up truck on Island Drive for using licence plates that were not authorized for that vehicle.
Upon approaching the driver, the officer noted something suspicious about the seating arrangement in the truck: The driver of the vehicle was sitting in a fold-up lawn chair in the place where the manufacturer’s driver seat ought to be.
In addition to this, the vehicle was deemed unsafe for a multitude of defects, including a broken windshield impeding the driver’s view; a defective door handle that effectively trapped the driver inside the truck; an insecure load in the box; and no seat belt buckles where the seatbelts could be fastened.
The young driver was charged with a number of offenses as a result of this incident.
The operator was also charged with being a suspended driver, and being the owner of a motor vehicle and operating it on a highway with no insurance.
The vehicle was subsequently impounded.
April 26, 2018 – Patrol Officers responded to a robbery that occurred outside the Mac’s Convenience Store on Cumberland Street just before 12:30 am on April 26, 2018.
The 44-year-old female victim stated she was in the parking lot when she was approached by a male and female who grabbed her, assaulted her and left with her cell phone and cash that was in her bag.
They left southbound on Cumberland Street on foot. The female was not injured in this altercation.
Suspect #1 is described as a Caucasian male approximately 35 years old. He is 5’9″ tall with a heavy build. Suspect # 2 is a Caucasian female with brown hair and heavy build.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information on either suspect is asked to contact the police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.tipsubmit.com .