Police Investigate Overnight Weapons Incident in Limbrick Neighbourhood

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Major Crimes Unit and Forensic Teams Lead Investigation; Public Urged to Avoid Area

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – On the morning of Friday, May 31, 2024, Thunder Bay Police Service officers responded to multiple reports of gunshots in the area of Ashland Place and Limbrick Street shortly before 4 a.m.

Members of the Emergency Task Unit were deployed to assist in the response. The Major Crimes Unit and Forensic Identification Units are conducting an ongoing investigation into the incident.

As of now, there have been no reports of injuries. A significant police presence will remain in the area, and the public is advised to steer clear of the vicinity.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Thunder Bay Police at (807) 684-1200. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com.

How to Help Police Reduce Crime in Your Neighbourhood

Creating a safer neighbourhood is a collective effort that involves not just the police, but every member of the community. Here are some practical steps residents can take to help police reduce crime:

1. Stay Informed and Vigilant:

  • Stay Updated: Keep informed about local crime trends and issues by subscribing to community alerts and following local news.
  • Report Suspicious Activity: If you notice anything unusual or suspicious, don’t hesitate to report it to the police. Quick reporting can prevent crimes from escalating.

2. Build Strong Community Ties:

  • Get to Know Your Neighbours: Building strong relationships with your neighbours fosters a sense of community and encourages everyone to look out for each other.
  • Join or Form a Neighbourhood Watch: Neighbourhood watch programs are effective in deterring crime. Participate in or initiate such programs to create a united front against crime.

3. Improve Home Security:

  • Enhance Physical Security: Ensure your home is well-lit, use deadbolts, and consider installing security cameras. Visible security measures can deter potential criminals.
  • Secure Valuables: Keep valuables out of sight, both inside and outside your home, to reduce the temptation for theft.

4. Engage with Local Police:

  • Attend Community Meetings: Engage with local law enforcement by attending community meetings. These meetings are a platform to discuss concerns, ask questions, and learn about police efforts.
  • Provide Feedback: Constructive feedback helps the police understand community needs and improve their services.

5. Promote Awareness and Education:

  • Educate Others: Share safety tips and crime prevention strategies with friends, family, and neighbours.
  • Support Youth Programs: Encourage and support programs that engage youth in positive activities, reducing their risk of engaging in criminal behavior.

6. Utilize Crime Stoppers:

  • Submit Tips Anonymously: Use Crime Stoppers to report any information about crimes or suspicious activities. This can be done anonymously, making it easier for people to come forward without fear of retaliation.

Conclusion: Your proactive participation and cooperation with law enforcement can significantly contribute to a safer community. By staying informed, building strong community ties, enhancing home security, engaging with local police, promoting awareness, and utilizing Crime Stoppers, you can help reduce crime in your neighbourhood.

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