THUNDER BAY – CRIMEWATCH – Thunder Bay Police had a busy weekend. Crime on long-weekends does not take a holiday.
First off Police responded to over eighty incidents over the past three days. This includes 41 Quality of Life calls, usually alcohol, drug or domestic violence-related calls. There were nine incidents involving violence of other natures.
Thunder Bay Police advise residents to be aware of many recent vehicle break-ins. Police say that an increase in break into vehicles has been reported to police over the past few weeks. Incidents are being reported from all part of the city but especially higher in the north core area.
Unlocked vehicles are being entered and items were stolen as well as vehicle windows are being broken to gain entry. In some reports, debit card are being taken and used at stores when the tap feature of the card is enabled. Police are encouraging citizens to not leave any valuable items in their vehicles that could be attractive to thieves.
Citizens are also encouraged to call police when they observe suspicious behaviour in their neighborhood, especially at night.
Officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 200 block of Ambrose Street just before 7:00 am on May 19, 20,18 to assist with an unwanted male.
Once officers were on scene they encountered a 48-year-old male in a room who was acting oddly and refusing to leave when directed to by the resident.
Officers attempted to intervene and have the male exit the room but the male became combative with officers. to He was arrested by officers and taken into custody for Breach of the Peace. Officers escorted him to the Balmoral Police station where he was lodged and eventually released once he was sober and cooperative.
Officers were dispatched to the LCBO on Cumberland Street just after 1:30 pm on Sunday, May 20, 2018 t,o assist security with and arrested a45-year-old male and a 47-year-old female. Police were advised by security staff they were under arrest for theft as they attempted to leave the store without paying for items.
The male resisted arrest and struggled while they attempted to take him into custody, officers arrived to assist. The 38-year-old security guard was taken to the hospital by ambulance for injuries sustained in the incident.
Linderbergh Waboose the 45-year-old male was charged with Robbery and Assault Causing Bodily Harm.
He appeared in court on the weekend and was remanded into custody.
Officers attended a residence on Limbrick Street at 6:00 p.m. on May 19, 2018, and located a 30-year-old male wanted on outstanding warrants.
Once the male was outside he became uncooperative with officers.
While attempting to secure him in the police vehicle, the male was resistant and combative.
Rick Sakakeesic, a 30-year-old male was charged with Assaulting a Peace Officer.
He appeared in court and was remanded into custody.