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Wabaseemoong First Nation death under investigation

Yesterday at 16:23

Treaty 3 Police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 30-year-old Wabaseemoong First Nation man. Charlie Fisher was found dead after police responded to a reported assault at a residence in the remote community located 120 kilometres northwest of Kenora. Upon arrival...

Suspect flees

Suspect flees

Yesterday at 11:27

THUNDER BAY -- A suspect is in custody after allegedly trying to flee from officers following an early Saturday morning traffic stop. Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service attempted to pull over a vehicle on Wentworth Avenue around 4:30 a.m. When the officer approached the vehicle...

Armed robber strikes E. Victoria Avenue business

2014-09-26 at 9:00 AM

Thunder Bay police are seeking an unknown male wanted for questioning in conjunction with a Thursday night robbery. Police say a man brandishing a knife entered an unnamed E. Victoria Avenue business demanding cash. The suspect was wearing a handkerchief and fled with an undisclosed amount...

Major child porn bust

Major child porn bust

2014-09-25 at NOON

VAUGHAN, Ont. -- Police have charged more than 50 people from across Ontario in a massive online child exploitation investigation. On Thursday officials with the OPP announced at a media conference in Vaughan, Ont., the arrests, which follows an investigation by the Provincial Strategy to Protect...

Police looking for man who attacked a cab driver with a knife Sunday

Police looking for man who attacked a cab driver with a knife Sunday

2014-09-24 at 10:29

THUNDER BAY -- City police are looking for a man who assaulted a taxicab driver Sunday. Just shortly before 8:00 p.m. on September 21, 2104, Thunder Bay Police Service investigators say the cab driver picked up a man outside the Casino just after 8 p.m. The man requested to be taken to a Manitou...

Reports of man with a pistol leads to gun-drawn arrest

2014-09-23 at NOON

THUNDER BAY -- City police responded to reports of a firearm Monday evening in the city’s north end. Thunder Bay Police Service officers received reports just before 8 p.m. of a man pointing a firearm at the rear wall of a home on High Street, near Red River Road. When officers arrived they...

OPP arrest suspect with assistance from canine unit

2014-09-14 at 9:00 AM

MARATHON, Ont. -- The OPP have arrested a suspect accused of ditching a stolen vehicle Saturday afternoon. Police discovered a vehicle, which had been reported stolen from Sudbury, in a ditch on Highway 17 a short distance from the Pic River Bridge around 2 p.m.. One of the occupants of the vehicle...

Man in critical condition after Marathon crash; driver facing charges

2014-09-14 at 9:00 AM

MARATHON, Ont. -- A 25-year-old man has been airlifted to Thunder Bay hospital with critical injuries after a Thursday night vehicle crash in the town. The OPP, along with Superior North EMS and the Marathon Fire Department, responded to a single vehicle crash on Marina Road near the Peninsula Road...

City police call overnight vehicle and garage fires suspicious, homeowner is

City police call overnight vehicle and garage fires suspicious, homeowner is "devastated."

2014-09-09 at 11:21

THUNDER BAY -- Police are investigating suspicious overnight fires at a residence on the city’s south side. Thunder Bay Fire Rescue crews responded to calls of a vehicle and garage fire in the 1700 block of East Victoria Avenue early Monday morning, and alerted the Thunder Bay Police Service...

Pharmacy robbed

Pharmacy robbed

2014-09-09 at 11:02

THUNDER BAY -- Police are seeking a suspect accused of robbing a pharmacy at knife point Monday afternoon. The man entered the Shopper’s Drug Mart location in Grandview Mall just before 1:30 p.m. and went behind the pharmacy counter, wielding a knife and demanding drugs. The suspect was able...

OPP arrest suspect accused of setting fire to cruiser

2014-09-08 at 13:44

TERRACE BAY, Ont. – The OPP have arrested a suspect accused of setting fire to an unattended police cruiser early Sunday morning. A 36-year-old Terrace Bay man was arrested in the town shortly after midnight Monday after being sought by police throughout the day. Officers from the Schreiber...

Robin's robbed

Robin's robbed

2014-09-05 at 15:22

A supsect in the latest Robin's robbery is on the loose after an unknown male entered the May Street coffee and doughnut shop and stole money from the cash register early Friday morning.  A Nishnawbe Aski Nation Police Service canine unit conducted a search, but were unsuccessful in located...

Suspect in Andras Court stabbing remanded until Oct. 3

2014-09-05 at 11:30

THUNDER BAY -- A man charged in an alleged stabbing death at a north-side apartment complex will return to court next month. Randel Wabasse, 23, was charged with second-degree murder and breach of probation following an incident at Andras Court on South Cumberland Street on May 14. Police...

Trio arrested after string of Kenora break-ins

2014-09-04 at 13:35

KENORA, Ont. -- Provincial police have charged three people in connection with a number of reported break and enters. Officials with the Kenora detachment of the OPP say they received reports on Monday just before 1 p.m. that a home in the Lakeside area had been broken into. Police say unknown...

Police recover body of Marathon man wanted in domestic dispute

2014-09-04 at MIDNIGHT

A Marathon man wanted in an alleged domestic dispute has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Bobby Charbonneau, 26, was the subject of an intense manhunt since the Aug. 31 incident. Police warned nearby residents to stay in their homes and then later to ensure their...

Homicide confirmed

Homicide confirmed

2014-09-03 at 20:03

Thunder Bay Police are on the hunt for suspects in the city’s eighth homicide of 2014. Police spokeswoman Julie Tilbury said a passerby found the body of an as-yet unknown male who was pronounced dead after police arrived at about 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning. “It was deemed a suspicious...

OPP hunt for 26-year-old wanted in domestic dispute, may be armed

OPP hunt for 26-year-old wanted in domestic dispute, may be armed

2014-09-02 at 16:44

MARATHON, Ont. -- OPP in Marathon are looking for a possibly armed suspect involved in an alleged domestic dispute. They say they're looking for 26-year-old Bobby Charbonneau, described as tall with a thin build and short dark hair. He was last seen wearing dark clothing.  OPP tactics and...

Body taken away

Body taken away

2014-08-26 at 08:38

Thunder Bay Police have taped off a large swath of wooded property between Blucher and Picton avenues and say they are responding to the city's second suspicious death of the day.  In a release issued Monday, police say they arrived at the scene at about 8:15 p.m. where they found a seriously...

'Amazing little girl'

'Amazing little girl'

2014-08-25 at 22:33

THUNDER BAY – The eight-year-old girl tragically killed in a domestic incident early Monday morning was angelic and well-mannered, say her upstairs neighbours. Barb Fraser is close friends with Kim Stajkowski, who lives in the upstairs unit of the house. Living so close, Fraser got to know the...

Suspicious death

Suspicious death

2014-08-25 at 16:09

THUNDER BAY -- City police are awaiting autopsy results before they provide details about a suspicious death that is being investigated. The Thunder Bay Police Service was called at about 10:45 p.m. Sunday night to a Machar Avenue residence where they found a deceased person upon arrival. “That...

Weapons charge laid in Fort Frances night club incident

2014-08-25 at NOON

A 43-year-old Fort Frances man is in custody facing weapons charges after an incident Saturday night at a Fort Frances night club.  OPP say the suspect was intoxicated and allegedly threatening others inside the establishment with a knife. He was subdued by staff and arrested.  ...

Sexual assault charges filed against two former University of Ottawa hockey players

Sexual assault charges filed against two former University of Ottawa hockey players

2014-08-23 at 19:37

THUNDER BAY -- Sexual assault charges have been filed against two former University of Ottawa hockey players in connection with an alleged incident in Thunder Bay earlier this year. Police allege the assault occurred in the early morning hours of Feb. 2 at the Victoria Inn, involving a 21-year-old...

Driver caught doubling speed limit on Rosslyn Road; charged with stunt driving

2014-08-22 at 15:15

THUNDER BAY -- A 19-year-old man is having his vehicle impounded and driver's license suspended after doubling the posted speed limit during a Thursday joyride. Police clocked the sedan at 103 kilometres per hour down Rosslyn Road just before 5 p.m. near 20th Side Road. That zone has a 50...

Armed robbery charges laid against 25-year-old in taxi-driver theft

2014-08-18 at 14:28

A 25-year-old man is in custody in conjunction with an Aug. 4 armed robbery against a taxi driver.  Thunder Bay Police say they arrested Aaron Michael Edward Ducharme without incident on Sunday outside of his South May Street apartment. He also faces charges in a break and enter that occurred...

Arrest made

Arrest made

2014-08-18 at NOON

Police have made an arrest related to a pair of recent pharmacy robberies. In a release issued on Monday, police say they were running the plates of a suspicious vehicle at the corner of Frederica and James streets on Saturday night around 11 p.m. when the owner approached. Police recognized...

Kenora shoppers dealing with purse snatchings

2014-08-18 at 11:33

Kenora shoppers are being encouraged to keep an eye on their carts. OPP in the Northwestern Ontario city say a rash of purse snatchings have taken place in recent weeks, numbering about 13. Police remind shoppers to keep their valuables in sight, to not leave their purses unattended...

Memorial erected at home where young girl was murdered

Memorial erected at home where young girl was murdered

2014-08-13 at 15:14

THUNDER BAY - Rebecca Zajac doesn't want to live in a violent city anymore and she knows she's not alone. In the wake of the city's sixth homicide this year, an eight year old girl who died Monday, Zajac is planning a candlelight vigil and march to city hall Thursday evening for the little...

Robin's robbed overnight

2014-08-07 at 08:38

An overnight robbery at a south side coffee shop has police on the hunt for a lone male suspect. Police say the man entered Robin’s Donuts’ South May Street location at about 3:30 a.m. on Thursday armed with a weapon and demanded cash. The suspect, described as a 6-foot-1 Aboriginal...

Taxi robbed

Taxi robbed

2014-08-05 at NOON

A cab driver got more than he bargained for when a fare armed with a syringe robbed him of cash over the long weekend. Police say the robbery took place after the driver picked the suspect up in the May and George streets area on Aug. 4 at about 10:30 p.m. The suspect is described as...

Northside drug store robbed

Northside drug store robbed

2014-07-25 at 16:32

THUNDER BAY -- City police are investigating a northside drug store robbery. Officials with the Thunder Bay Police Service say the robbery took place at an Algoma Street pharmacy at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Police say a man entered the pharmacy and demanded narcotics. The man then fled the scene...

Hotel clerk sprayed with chemical agent during robbery

2014-07-13 at 04:55

A hotel clerk suffered injuries early Sunday after a knife-wielding man allegedly sprayed the victim with a chemical agent during an alleged robbery. Thunder Bay police say a lone male entered the Arthur Street establishment at about 1:30 a.m. and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money....

Domestic dispute

Domestic dispute

2014-07-11 at 13:11

A 29-year-old man is in custody following an Egan Street domestic dispute on Thursday. Thunder Bay Police say the suspect, who can’t be named to protect the identity of the victim, was found in possession of a pellet gun – although the initial call suggested the weapon was a handgun....

Serious assault near City Hall

2014-07-02 at 6:00 PM

Thunder Bay Police are seeking public assistance after a serious assault near City Hall early on Canada Day. Police ask anyone with information about the assault, that took place at the intersection of Donald and May streets to contact them at 684-1200 or call Crime Stoppers. Police have... Tbnewswatch.com(1)

Police seek suspect in hit and run that sent teen to hospital.

Police seek suspect in hit and run that sent teen to hospital.

2014-06-23 at 10:52

THUNDER BAY -- A 19-year-old man was sent to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle Friday evening. A release issued by the Thunder Bay Police Service says the man was hit by a silver hatchback at the corner of Northern Avenue and N. Syndicate Avenue shortly after...

NAPS lay child pornography charges

2014-06-15 at 13:54

SIOUX LOOKOUT, Ont. -- One man is facing multiple charges following an investigation into child pornography. The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Northwest Region Crime Unit executed a search warrant in Kenora on Wednesday, seizing all electronic devices in possession of the accused. As a...

Ex-girlfriend testifies

Ex-girlfriend testifies

2014-06-05 at 14:16

THUNDER BAY -- The ex-girlfriend of a local man accused of drug trafficking testified the accused told her he accumulated $1.2 million from drug dealing over a five-year period. Marcel Breton, 48, faces charges of possession of cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy for the purpose of trafficking, possession...

Atikokan man assaulted with hammer: OPP

ATIKOKAN, Ont. -- A 40 year old man from this small Northwestern Ontario town has been charged with assault. On  Tuesday, May 20,  OPP officers were called to a report of two men in a physical altercation outside a Gorrie Street home. An investigation revealed that the accused had assaulted...

Suspect sought

Suspect sought

2014-05-24 at 10:23

THUNDER BAY -- City police are searching for the suspect in a north side stabbing that sent two to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service responded to the Picton Street area at about 1 a.m. Saturday morning and found two victims suffering from...

Suspect charged in recent break-ins

Suspect charged in recent break-ins

2014-05-22 at 10:43

A 47-year-old man was in court on Wednesday to answer break-and-enter and robbery charges in several recent break-ins. Police say the man is a suspect in overnight robbery attempts at a north-core baker and barber shop that occurred on May 19. He was later linked to a May 16 Mr. Sub robbery. The...

Quebec man who killed teen daughter with slap gets 60 days in jail

2014-05-21 at 23:29

LONGUEUIL, Que. - A Quebec man whose teenage daughter died after he slapped her because he wasn't happy with a chore she had done was sentenced Wednesday to 60 days in jail. Moussa Sidime, 74, will be incarcerated on 30 consecutive Mondays and Tuesdays. He had previously pleaded guilty...

Investigation into missing minor hockey funds leads to arrest of Marathon woman

Investigation into missing minor hockey funds leads to arrest of Marathon woman

2014-05-21 at 11:04

MARATHON, Ont. - A woman from this Northern Ontario town has been charged with theft after an investigation into missing funds from a minor hockey bank account. Officials with the OPP say an investigation began after the provincial police force received reports that about $15,000 from the Marathon...

Police investigating restaurant robbery

2014-05-17 at 13:35

THUNDER BAY -- City police are investigating a Friday evening robbery at a north side sandwich shop. A release from the Thunder Bay Police Service says a man entered the downtown Mr. Sub location on Red River Road with a knife and was able to flee with an undisclosed amount of cash. An OPP canine...

Red Lake RIDE leads to arrest of OPP officer

2014-05-12 at 21:45

Red Lake, Ont. -- A recent police RIDE checkpoint led to one of their own officers being charged in this Northwestern Ontario town. Officials with the OPP say they set up the RIDE checkpoint on Highway 125, just west of Dellenor Road in Red Lake. That led to the arrest of OPP Const. Caitlyn Van...

Drug raid nets police pot, cocaine and MDMA

2014-05-11 at 01:00

THUNDER BAY -- City and provincial police have seized a massive supply of marijuana and cocaine from a southside home. In a news release issued Friday, the Thunder Bay Police Service confirms that their officers, along with members of the OPP, conducted a drug raid at an unspecified address around...

'Swirl Face' pedophile who breached conditions gets three months, plus probation

2014-05-07 at 08:56

RICHMOND, B.C. - A British Columbia judge expressed "concern" that a convicted pedophile had installed software designed to conceal computer activity on a laptop he admitted owning in breach of conditions that had allowed him freedom in Canada. Judge Patrick Chen, who first curbed...

A 53-year-old man arrested on weapons charges

2014-05-01 at 9:00 AM

A Thunder Bay man has been arrested on weapons charges stemming from a September 2012 incident. City police charged James Murray Hinter, 53 with unsafe storage of a firearm and unauthorized possession of a firearm in relation to an incident on Sept. 26, 2012 when officers were called to a North...

Cigarettes, lottery tickets stolen in County Fair break-in

2014-04-28 at 08:43

An undisclosed number of lottery tickets and cigarettes were stolen early Sunday morning from a County Fair Plaza business. Several people are alleged to have broken into the mall about about 1:34 a.m., set off the alarm and fled the scene, last spotted running behind a nearby hotel. Thunder...

Stabbing sends man to hospital

2014-04-27 at 16:33

THUNDER BAY -- Thunder Bay Police have a 23-year-old Weagamow Lake man in custody after an alleged stabbing Saturday sent a 33-year-old man to hospital. The alleged incident occurred in the 400 block of George Street, where the victim was found with non-life threatening injuries. Police said in...

Nabbed again

Nabbed again

2014-04-26 at 17:20

City police continue to be kept busy by an individual who has yet to learn not to drink and drive. Less than two weeks after being found passed out in his car in a south side drive through, a 55-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a Saturday evening hit-and-run. Thunder Bay Police...

Two men rob gas station with hatchet

2014-04-23 at 14:04

THUNDER BAY -- City police are looking for two men who robbed a southside gas station with a hatchet Tuesday night. Thunder Bay Police Service officials say the two men entered the Shell Gas Station at 251 W Arthur St. at about 11:30 p.m. The men were disguised and one man was armed with a hatchet....

12-year-old suspected of arson in Onion Lake Road fire

12-year-old suspected of arson in Onion Lake Road fire

2014-04-09 at 17:25

A 12-year-old boy has been charged with arson after a fire tore through an Onion Lake Road home last week. Thunder Bay police say the suspect was in foster care at the home at the time of the blaze, which cause serious damage to the home, but did not injure anyone. The boy, who cannot be named...

Drive-thru napper busted for impaired driving, hit-and-run

Drive-thru napper busted for impaired driving, hit-and-run

2014-04-08 at 10:28

The drive-thru lane of a fast food restaurant isn't the best place to sleep one off. According to a release from the Thunder Bay Police Service, a 55-year-old Thunder Bay resident learned that lesson the hard way when police responded to a south-side restaurtant shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sunday...

OPP asking for assistance in pair of thefts

2014-04-07 at 11:19

The OPP are seeking public assistance in a pair of cases involving theft. Police are investigating a silver 2001 Mazda van that was reportedly stolen Saturday evening after being parked on Rudolph Road in Shebandowan. The van was found at around 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning on the side of...

Criminal chase

Criminal chase

2014-04-03 at 16:28

A hit-and-run drama that led to a trailer on fire at the Cascades Conservation area has ended in Sault Ste. Marie. Police in the northeastern Ontario community arrested a couple after disabling their grey Ford pick-up truck with a spike belt late Wednesday. Thunder Bay police, who will work in conjunction...

Child-porn charges laid against 23-year-old

2014-03-31 at 16:56

A 23-year-old man is facing child-pornography charges after two computers, flash drives and a series of SD cards were seized from a Hodder Avenue residence. Thunder Bay Police say Roger Constantin was charged with possession of child pornography and make available child pornography following a peer-to-peer...

Police car involved in accident on way to Mac's robbery

2014-03-22 at 23:13

In its haste to respond to a possible robbery call, a city police car wound up in a crash. A Thunder Bay Police Service marked cruiser collided a sedan at about 9:30 p.m. on Friday. The police car was heading south on Waterloo Street when it came into contact with the sedan at the Victoria Avenue...

Fate of a man accused in a fatal hit-and-run to be known in May

Fate of a man accused in a fatal hit-and-run to be known in May

2014-03-21 at 10:30

A decision on an alleged fatal hit-and-run case from 2010 is now expected in May, nearly four-and-a-half years after the initial incident. Submissions were made Monday in the case of Christian Hernandez, who is charged with impaired driving and failure to remain at the scene where 45-year-old Richard...

Witness describes violent incident in Day 2 of Jacob manslaughter trial

2014-03-21 at 10:27

Day 2 of the Kesley Jacob manslaughter trial saw testimony from one of the witnesses who was with the accused and the victim that evening at the Victoria Inn. The 35-year-old Jacob is free on bail as he awaits the outcome of this trial by jury. He's charged with manslaughter in connection with...

Crown rests

Crown rests

2014-03-21 at 10:26

The face of a victim of a violent fatal assault was one of the most disturbing things a local paramedic had seen in his 23 years on the job, a  courtroom heard Wednesday morning. The Crown, represented by attorney Rob Kozak, wrapped up its case against Kesley Jacob, 35, who faces a manslaughter...

Distracted driving law could be given more teeth, deal demerit points against lawbreakers

Distracted driving law could be given more teeth, deal demerit points against lawbreakers

2014-03-21 at 10:25

Ontario is again looking at ways to give its distracted driving laws more teeth. The province may soon issue demerit points along with an intensified fine against drivers caught breaking the new distracted driving laws. Ontario Transportation Minister Glen Murray says drivers caught using cellphones... Tbnewswatch.com(17)

Impaired driver attracts suspicion after colliding with OPP cruiser

2014-03-21 at 10:24

Impaired driving , an illegal turn and crashing into a police cruiser led to the eventual discovery of a local man's small stash of cocaine Saturday. OPP officers became suspicious of the 31-year-old driver after he collided with the cruiser at the corner of Arthur Street and Highway 61 just before... Tbnewswatch.com(11)

Washagamis First Nation death ruled suspicious

2014-03-10 at 9:00 AM

Kenora OPP are calling the death of a 39-year-old Washagamis Bay First Nation man suspicious. Officials said the man was located in a residence and pronounced dead by emergency crews. A post-mortem examination is scheduled for Monday at Lake of the Woods District Hospital. The victim's name...

RCMP warns city residents to look out for counterfeit goods

2014-03-06 at 13:13

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. That’s the message from the Thunder Bay detachment of the RCMP, which is now cautioning consumers to be wary of counterfeit goods. RCMP Staff Sgt. Normand Roy said the force has recently seized counterfeit professional sports jerseys and cell... Tbnewswatch.com(6)

Vandalism case tips coming in since brief release of surveillance video

2014-03-06 at 13:12

City police have been getting tips from the public ever since they briefly released video footage of young men they described as "persons of interest" Monday. Thunder Bay Police Service spokesman Chris Adams on Tuesday said tips were starting to come in after the security video was briefly...

Stiffer penalties

Stiffer penalties

2014-03-06 at 13:12

Sending that text while driving is about to get more expensive. The province will be putting some more teeth behind its distracted driving laws starting March 18. Motorists charged with using a cell phone or similar electronic device while driving after that date will receive a fine of $280, which... Tbnewswatch.com(47)