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CBP officers seize counterfeit Rocket Copters at International Falls - Monday, June 19, 2017
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#LSN_Crime  Rocket Copters

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — June 19, 2017   (LSN) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers working at the International Falls Port of Entry (POE) recently targeted a rail container destined to arrive at the Ranier POE. In early June, CBP officers inspected the rail container and discovered merchandise that violated multiple laws and regulations.

The merchandise consisted of 7,760 Rocket Copters. Examination of the merchandise revealed counterfeit trademark violations on the Rocket Copters. As a result, CBP seized those items. The counterfeit merchandise had an aggregate manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $116,322.

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OPP provide officers with naloxone protective and equipment - Friday, June 2, 2017

#LSN_Crime   #LSN_Health  OPP provide officers with naloxone

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -- June 2,d 2017   (LSN) "We take the health and safety of our members and our communities very seriously. With the increased prevalence of fentanyl, fentanyl analogues and synthetic opioid powders on our streets, there is a very real danger of exposure and these steps are being taken to ensure the safety of those we serve and our officers."  stated - Commissioner J.V.N. (Vince) Hawkes

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will provide naloxone to all frontline members and to those in designated specialized units.

 

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Victim Marks Street Homicide Identified - Monday, May 29, 2017
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Thunder Bay, Ontario, May 29, 2017  (LSN) The victim of the May 22, 2017. on  Marks Street homicide has been positively identified as Edmond Clovis, 21 years old of Toronto. His family has been notified.

 

Police continue to receive information from the public about various aspects of this investigation. Investigators are very appreciative of the assistance and will follow up all leads to determine if they are relevant to this case.
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CBP arrests man on warrant related to Iowa homicide - Monday, April 17, 2017
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn

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INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn.  / THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO — (LSN) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations at the International Falls Port of Entry arrested a man Sunday who is wanted as a material witness to a homicide in Iowa.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the International Falls, Minnesota, Port of Entry detained a man Sunday who is wanted as a material witness in a homicide investigation.
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147 prohibited and undeclared weapons seized at the Pigeon River - Tuesday, December 13, 2016
CBSA Seized Weapons.

CBSA Seized Weapons  #LSN_Crime

THUNDER BAY, ON ----  December 13, 2016  (LSN)  On November 17, 2016, officers at the Pigeon River port of entry (POE) seized 19 prohibited brass knuckle knives and 128 undeclared knives from a returning resident who failed to declare them.

The 61-year-old traveller was returning to Canada after a trip to the United States. The officer referred the traveller for a secondary examination. During the examination, officers found boxes of prohibited and undeclared knives in the trunk. Officers subsequently seized the weapons and arrested the traveller.

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OPP Launches Festive R.I.D.E. - Monday, November 21, 2016

OPP Launches Festive R.I.D.E.  #LSN_Crime

THUNDER BAY, Ontario ---  November 21, 2016   (LSN)  – Last year (2015), the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated 65 road collisions in which a drug-impaired driver was found to be the primary cause of the crash. So far this year (2016), the same factor was behind 59 such collisions on OPP-patrolled roads. Tragically, 35 people have died so far this year in alcohol/drug-related crashes, which has the total number of road deaths in this causal category over the last ten years nearing the 650 mark.

With its annual Festive “Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere” (R.I.D.E.) campaign getting underway this week, the OPP is determined to dispel the myth that driving while high on drugs cannot be detected by police and is a safe alternative to driving under the influence of alcohol. 

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2016 Mayor’s Community Safety Awards - Wednesday, November 9, 2016

2016 Mayor’s Community Safety Awards  #LSN_Crime

 THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ---November 9, 2016  (LSN) Two individuals and three community projects were recognized during the sixth Annual Mayor’s Community Safety Awards ceremony for their work to make Thunder Bay a safer community.

“I wish to offer my sincerest congratulations and thanks to each of this year’s recipients,” said Mayor Keith Hobbs.

“Thunder Bay's 2016 recipients are setting an example through their outstanding efforts to make our community safer and more welcoming for everyone. I hope we can all look at these recipients as inspirations as we work together to make our own changes to better our community.” read more ...
PHISHING AND RANSOMWARE POSE SERIOUS SECURITY THREATS OPP - Monday, October 17, 2016

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(ORILLIA, ON) – October 17, 2016  (LSN)  Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) remind everyone to be aware of the email scams criminals use to commit identity theft and other crimes.

Ransomware and phishing emails seek to elicit personal information and data needed to fuel further criminal activities.  Together, we need to do all we can to convince victims to report phishing emails and ransomware incidents, which can reduce harm and victimization.” – Deputy Commissioner Rick BARNUM, OPP Investigations and Organized Crime

 

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District Jail Escapee still at large - Saturday, October 15, 2016

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 THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO --- October 15, 2016  (LSN) The Thunder Bay Police Service continues to ask for the public's assistance in locating the inmate who escaped from the District Jail.

At approximately 9:00 a.m., October 11th, 48 year old Philip Robert Crosby escaped through a service entry as deliveries were being made. A search of the immediate area with the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police did not locate Crosby. The search has been terminated. Police remain vigilant in looking for Crosby during regular patrols. read more ...
MARATHON OPP INCREASING SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME - Friday, October 14, 2016

SNVS and OPP  #LSN_Crime

 MARATHON, ON – October 14, 2016 (LSN) On October 14th, 2016 the Marathon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Superior North Victim Services entered into an Agency Agreement to better support victims of crime in the Municipalities of Marathon and Manitouwadge.
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MNR Seeking Help in Forest Fire at Swallow Lake - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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Swallow Lake Fire
Swallow Lake, Boreal Road area west of Thunder Bay, May 23, 2015

THUNDER BAY, ON  ------  May 27, 2015  ----  The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is seeking the public’s help in identifying the person or persons responsible for starting a forest fire that burned part of an island on Swallow Lake, in the Boreal Road area, west of Thunder Bay, on May 23 to 24, 2015.  

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Full Moon Memory Walk for Missing/Murdered Anishinabe & Metis Women

THUNDER BAY, ON  ----   September 10, 2014 ---10th Annual Full Moon Memory Walk - A community effort to raise awareness, to bring comfort to families and to bring about positive change.Full Moon Memory Walk

The Full Moon Memory Walk for Missing/Murdered Anishinabe & Metis Women was held Tuesday to call attention to the disproportionate number of Anishinabe and Metis women who die or go missing as a result of violence against women and girls, the Full Moon Memory Walk brings together families of missing and murdered Anishinabe women in a spirit of love, acknowledgement and support.

“These are families who have suffered losses and who have never achieved closure because these cases remain unsolved and, as a community, we come together to acknowledge their loss and to support them by walking with them as a show of support,” said event organizer and founder Sharon Johnson, noting that the walk is deliberately held on a full moon in observation of the traditional teaching of Grandmother Moon’s power and her cleansing tears, the rain. Lake Superior News Crime  read more......>

 
IT’S TIME TO RALLY TO END THE VIOLENCE

THUNDER BAY, ON  ------  September 4, 2014Boshcoff vows to call town hall meeting to address violence in the community,

Ken Boshcoffwithin one week after election.

Since records have been kept by Police no year has ever exceeded the first 8 months for murders as 2014.

You will surely agree that even one homicide is too many. With 4 months to go I share your frustration and your fears about the
direction in which these statistics are heading. Because we all know they are more than numbers. People are dying right in our
neighbourhoods and parks.

Since I have last written about crime and violence I am as shocked as you are that it continues so steadily.

Many of you have called, written, or talked to me when I am out in the community about what can be done.

This matter has become top of mind for everyone in the community. I cannot promise as others have that I can end crime, but I

am certainly willing to work with anybody or any group that REALLY is willing to commit to dealing with this head-on. 
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MDPV-Bath Salts Discovered in Police Raid

THUNDER BAY, ON ----- April 27, 2013 ------ On April 24, 2013 2012 Drug Enforcement Officers assisted by officers with Thunder Bay Police the Guns and Gangs Unit and Community Response Team executed a Controlled Drug and Substances Act search warrant on a residence situated in the 100 block of Heron Street Thunder Bay.

Police advise that this is the first known seizure of Bath Salts in the City of Thunder Bay. Bath Salts are a Schedule 1 drug as defined in the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. It is a very dangerous street drug and may have contributed to two (2) known deaths locally

Search of the residence resulted in the arrest of a 32 year old Hamilton Ontario male. Search of the residence also resulted in the seizure of approximately 73 grams of Marijuana, 18 Oxycodone 5 mg tablets, 4 grams of Psilocybin, 6 mg Hydro morphine and approximately 25 grams of MDPV-Bath Salts. The street value of all drugs seized is approximately $4,355.00. Also seized was approximately $5,685.00 in Canadian currency. Lake Superior News Crime 
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Aboriginal Liaison Anna Gibbon Appointed to Justice of the Peace

THUNDER BAY, ON --- January 30, 2013 – The City’s first Aboriginal Liaison, Anna Gibbon, Anna Gibbon Justice of the Peacehas been appointed Justice of the Peace to the Ontario Court of Justice by the Ministry of the Attorney General, effective Feb. 6.

“The City of Thunder Bay is pleased to congratulate Anna on this esteemed appointment,” said Mayor Keith Hobbs. “We know that she will bring the same depth of commitment and valuable skill set to the position of Justice of the Peace, as she did as the City’s inaugural Aboriginal Liaison. She will be missed by the Corporation, the Elders Advisory Council and the many community groups that she worked diligently with to advance Aboriginal relations within Thunder Bay. We wish Her Worship all the best.”

Justice of the Peace Gibbon is one of seven newly appointed Justices of the Peace in Ontario and has been assigned to Thunder Bay in the Northwest region. Justice of the Peace Gibbon has been the Aboriginal Liaison for the City of Thunder Bay since 2008. She has several years’ experience as a human resources manager and more than 16 years’ experience as a correctional officer with the former Ministry of Correctional Services. In 2005, she achieved level one certification in Alternative Dispute Resolution and in 2006, was certified as a human resources professional.  Lake Superior News Crime read more.....>

Honouring Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

THUNDER BAY, ON ---- September 23, 2012 ---- Currently, there are approximately 600 known cases of missing and Ontario Native Women’s Association Pow Wowmurdered Aboriginal women in Canada. Today (Saturday, September 22nd), as a way to raise awareness and to pay respect to the countless families affected by these tragedies, the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) hosted the First Annual Honouring Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women Pow Wow.

Bernadette Smith has a personal connection to the cause of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal women. She lost her sister, Claudette Osborne, when she went missing over 4 years ago. She has since become a passionate public speaker and an advocate for Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women across Canada. “I am proud to be a part of ONWA’s First Annual Honouring Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women Pow Wow,” says Smith. “We all need to honour our missing and murdered Aboriginal women and ensure that they are never forgotten. It’s great to see organizations like ONWA stepping up and taking the lead in the fight for justice and equality for our women and families.” Lake Superior News Crime read more.....>

Call for Community Safety & Crime Prevention Award Nominations

THUNDER BAY, ON ------ September 15, 2012 – The City of Thunder Bay is calling for Tom Walters, Vice Chair - Crime Prevention Council, Wendy Landry, Chair - Crime Prevention Council and Mayor Keith Hobbsnominations for the second annual Mayor’s Community Safety & Crime Prevention Awards, presented by TBayTel and the Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council. The awards will be presented on Nov. 5, in Council Chambers.

Tom Walters, Vice Chair - Crime Prevention Council, Wendy Landry, Chair - Crime Prevention Council and Mayor Keith Hobbs open the Call for Nominations for the 2012 Awards.

The City of Thunder Bay has made community safety and crime prevention top priorities to enhance the quality of life for all residents. The first annual awards last November recognized the work of nine groups and individuals who made a difference in our community through programs and services that promote community safety and crime prevention. Lake Superior News Crime read more....>

Inquest deaths of seven First Nations youths

Dr. Andrew McCallum, Chief Coroner for Ontario, today announced the appointment of the Presiding Coroner and Dr David Eden Coroner's Counsel for the joint inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations youths who died after leaving their remote home communities to pursue secondary education in Thunder Bay.

The presiding coroner will be Dr. David Eden, Regional Supervising Coroner for Operations. Coroner's Counsel will be Ms. Karen Shea, Assistant Crown Attorney for Hamilton, and Mr. Trevor Jukes, Assistant Crown Attorney for Thunder Bay. The inquest is expected to begin in the spring of 2013.  Lake Superior News Crime read more......>

Behind the Scenes of “Save Sammy”

THUNDER BAY, ON   ------  August 4, 2012   ----   An article featuring information on youth Regional Multicultural Youth Councilviolence in Thunder Bay, the tragic murder of Joshua Hunt, the anti-violence efforts of groups such as the Regional Multicultural Youth Council  (RMYC), and the explanation of the newly created “Save Sammy” anti-violence video and campaign.

The “Save Sammy” campaign video involves the creation of Sammy. I used fictional pictures of Sammy’s youth to help the audience develop a connection and empathy for the character. Then, I proposed a future scenario where the character (who the audience has now grown fond of) is killed at the young age of 15, in front of bystanders who do nothing to help him. Lake Superior News Crime  read more....>


 

Dubreuilville Man Fined $4,000 Careless Hunting At Night

THUNDER BAY, ON   -----  February 4, 2012  ---  Stephane Lavoie pleaded guilty and was fined $2,500 for careless Ontario Ministry Natural Resourceshunting and $1,500 for hunting at night. He is banned from hunting in Ontario for two years and must retake the Ontario Hunter Education Course before applying for a future licence. His rifle was permanently forfeited to the Crown.

The court heard that on November 2, 2011, conservation officers were called to assist the Rainy River Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in an investigation involving the accidental discharge of a firearm inside a vehicle on Highway 71, near the hamlet of Finland. Lake Superior News Crime  read more....>

$4,200 In Fines For Shooting Moose From A Road

THUNDER BAY, ON  ------- January 31, 2012  -- Three Dryden residents have been fined a total of $4,200 for illegal moose hunting.

MooseEdward Smith was fined $2,600 for shooting a moose from a road and being in possession of illegally killed wildlife. He is banned from hunting in Ontario for two years, and the moose was forfeited to the Crown. A firearm and an all-terrain vehicle were also seized and will be returned upon payment of fines.

Lisa and Russell Smith were each fined $800 for being in possession of illegally killed wildlife. They are both banned from hunting in Ontario for one year. Lake Superior News Crime read more......>

Vermilion Bay man fine for illegally killing a wolf

THUNDER BAY, ON  ---  January  16, 2012   ---  A Vermilion Bay man received a hefty fine for illegally killing a wolf. Ontario WolfTrevor Robinson pleaded guilty and was fined $1,000 for hunting and killing a wolf without a licence.

The court heard that in the fall of 2011, Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officers received information that Robinson had harvested a wolf without a licence. An investigation revealed that in November 2008, Robinson shot a wolf along Little Clay Road near Vermilion Bay. Robinson was not licensed to hunt wolves and had another person attach a seal to the wolf.

Justice of the Peace Robert McNally heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Kenora, on January 10, 2012.  Lake Superior News Crime  read more......>

Parents talk trick-or-treaters about safety strategies

WINNIPEG, MB: October 25, 2011  ---  To help ensure this Halloween is a safe one, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection is encouraging parents to set some time Billy Halloween Gameaside to talk to their children about ways to stay safe while trick-or-treating.

“Personal safety discussions should happen year-round with children of all ages. With Halloween just around the corner – it’s a perfect opportunity for parents to sit down with their kids and discuss the importance of using the buddy system and other tips that can help keep them safe,” said Lianna McDonald, Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. “The more regularly these discussions happen with children, the more likely we are to reduce their risk of victimization.”  Lake Superior News Crime  read more.......>

llinois man  fined a total of $2,000  having too many walleye

FORT FRANCES, ON  ----      October 25, 2011   __  Andrew Coates of Frankfort, Illinois, pleaded guilty to having 13 walleye over the legal limit in his possession.

The court heard that on July 24, 2011, a conservation officer was performing a routine inspection on Little Pine Lake near Highway 71. Coates had his legal limit of walleye on his boat, but further investigation revealed he had more fish frozen at his camp.

Justice of the Peace Pat Clysdale-Cornell heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Fort Frances, on October 14, 2011. Lake Superior News Crime read more.....>

Poachers Fined $45,700

THUNDER BAY, ON  -----  April 21, 2011 ------  Seven southern Ontario residents have been fined a total of $36,500 for 30 offences relating to illegal hunting, and were ordered to pay an additional $9,200 in applicable court costs.

 Six men and one woman pleaded guilty to numerous offences under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act related to the poaching of three adult moose and a deer in the Dog River Road area, Thunder Bay District. 

 Scott Walker of Badjeros was fined a total of $14,000 for hunting a bull moose, two cow moose and a white-tailed deer during the closed season, possessing and abandoning the illegally killed animals, unlawfully using another person’s licence and obstructing a conservation officer. His rifle was forfeited to the Crown and his hunting licence was suspended for 10 years. Lake Superior News Crime read more.....>

NAN Deputy Grand Chief Terry Waboose on selection of juries in Ontario

 

 

 Fines for  For Walleye Over-limit & Obstructing a Conservation Officer

THUNDER BAY, ON - March 4, 2011 -  Allan Ricky Martin of Pickle Lake has been fined $2,250 for MNR logopossessing an over-limit of 15 walleye. The court heard that on May 23, 2010, a Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officer contacted Martin and six passengers on his boat as they returned from fishing on Kapkichi Lake in Sioux Lookout District. Forty-three walleye were on the boat. The seven anglers were each allowed a legal daily catch and possession limit of four walleye. Martin accepted responsibility for the 15 walleye over the legal daily catch and possession limit of 28 for the group. The over-limit fish were seized and forfeited to the Crown and then donated to charity.Lake Superior News Crime read more...>

Search continues for Jordan Wabasse Sunday

THUNDER BAY, ON   ---   February 12, 2011    ---    Sunday, search effort in the area near Holt Place Jordan Wabasse and Mary Street continues,  today. The 15 year old Jordan WABASSE was last seen exiting a city transit bus at approximately 10:00 p.m. on Monday February 7, 2011.

On Saturday Febrary 12, Thunder Bay Police on their website asked residents in that area are asked to check sheds, garages and potential places of shelter on or around their properties in the area of Holt Place and Mary street.  read more......>

 

 

Thunder Bay Police slow to respond to  Missing Aborginal Youth

THUNDER BAY – It has been almost a week since Jordan Wabasse, 15 has gone missing.  And yet  Jordan WabasseThunder Police has not bothered to send an email to Lake Superior News about this being missing 15 year old. One has to hope it is not because he is a First Nation Youth.

One hopes that Thunder Bay Council, and especailly their representative Joe Virdiramo will report to council on why it took so long for Thunder Bay Police to do everything in their power to find this youth.

 

The power of the Internet, social networking, friends and family all are working together to find Jordan Wabasse a missing 15-year-old. The teenager, who is 6’1″ tall, and has dark hair was last seen on Monday, February 7th. The effort to find Jordan has continued to grow over the week, as friends and family working with the Thunder Bay Police Service are searching for the teenager.

In stories like this, it is easy to forget how the parents, family and friends are impacted. Jordan, is from Webequie First Nation. Webequie is located on the northern peninsula of Eastwood Island on the Winisk Lake, 540 kilometers north of the city of Thunder Bay, or 450 kilometers north of the town of Sioux Lookout. Access is only by air or a seasonal winter road. There is no year-round road access. The nearest year-round road access is the town of Pickle Lake, 250 km to the southwest, or the town of Nakina, 320 km to the southeast. Charter air service to Webequie is available from both of these communities. Lake Superior News Crime read more.....>

Three Anglers Fined $1,350 For Having Too Many Pike

THUNDER BAY, ON    ---  January 28, 2010  ---    Three Michigan men have been fined a total of $1,350 for having more than the legal limit of northern pike.

Scott King and John Young of Constantine and Russell Reiff of Three Rivers, Michigan were found guilty and fined $450 each. The fish were forfeited to the Crown and donated to a charity.

The court heard that on August 19, 2010, the three men were checked by a Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officer. The men had been fishing in the Goldfield Road area, southwest of Geraldton. They had 27 northern pike with them – nine more than the legal limit. Crime and Court  Lake Supeiror Newsread more.....>

THUNDER BAY, ON  ---   March 16, 2011  ----   Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Terry Waboose Terry Waboose today responded to Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General statements regarding the selection of juries in Ontario.

“Many of the initiatives referred to in the Attorney General’s release were only commenced in 2009 following public revelations at the Kashechewan Inquest (September 2008) that First Nations had been systematically excluded from jury rolls in the Kenora district,” said NAN Deputy Grand Chief Terry Waboose. “Even though Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) stopped circulating lists in 2000, neither Ontario nor the federal government informed First Nations that they were being left off jury rolls. The truth came out because an affidavit surfaced at an inquest and not because the Attorney General’s office was upfront about the problem.” Lake Superior News Crime read more.....>

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Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council members

THUNDER BAY, ON  -----  December 18, 2010 – The Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council held its Thunder Bay Crime Prevention CouncilInaugural Meeting last evening which brought together more than 25 agencies to begin engaging the community in the task of preventing crime, increasing safety and fostering the well-being of everyone in Thunder Bay. The community-based, evidence-driven Council approved its Interim Terms of Reference and elected Wendy Landry as Chair and Jon DeFaveri as Acting Chair.

Ms. Landry is President of the Thunder Bay Council of the Métis Nation and has 22 years experience in the Corrections field, including Youth Justice and Restorative Justice. She is also an instructor with the Police Foundations, Protection-Security and Investigation Program at Confederation College.  Lake Superior News Crime  read more.....>

 

Run Bambi Run

THUNDER BAY, ON   ----  November 21, 2010  ---Lawrencia Bembenek, former waitress at the Columbia Grill on May Street across from the Royal Edward Hotel died in Portland, Oregon Saturday. She had been admitted to a hospital in recent days and then was transferred to a hospice. Her health problems included hepatitis C and liver and kidney failure. Right to the end she continued to state her innocence

The Columbia Grill at the time was a place for Senior Police office to go for their coffee break as it was a short walk from the Donal Street Police Station which is now the Thunder Bay Museum.

The extradition hearings took place in the DaVinci Centre in one of the basement rooms.  Everyone who dealt with her had nice things to say about her.  People watching her walk in and out of the hearing rooms would comment that she does not look like a Play Boy Bunny.

The prison escape of former Playboy Club bunny and Milwaukee police officer Laurie "Bambi" Bembenek popularized the phrase "Run Bambi Run" and seemed tailor-made for the TV movie it inspired.  Lake Superior News Crime read more.....>

 

 

 Ontario Amber Alerts on Facebook

THUNDER BAY, ON   ---    October  10, 2010   -----    Canada is the first country in the world to launch an Amber Alert Facebook page, and Facebook Canada’s managing director Jordan Banks said he is “proud that Ontario has stepped up” to find abducted children under the age of 18.

Banks and Aftab were among the spoke at a news conference on Friday to launch the Facebook page after reaching a partnership agreement with the Ontario Provincial Police.

“It’s not in the U.S., it’s not in the U.K. It’s in Canada first,” said Dr. Parry Aftab, executive director of WiredSafety.org , which is a key member of Facebook’s Security Advisory Board.

Canada is the first country in the world to launch an Amber Alert Facebook page, and Facebook Canada’s managing director Jordan Banks said he is “proud that Ontario has stepped up” to find abducted children under the age of 18.

By late Saturday afternoon almost 38,000 people have Like the Amber Alerts page. Including Lake Superior News.  Lake Superior News Crime  read more....>

 RCMP Most Wanted Fugitives Arrested in Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY, ON,  October 7, 2010  ----    Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Thunder Paul Douglas GallagherBay Detachment have apprehended a fugitive that was wanted on a Canada wide warrant for parole violation.

In November 2009, a Canada wide arrest warrant was issued for Paul Douglas Gallagher (age 46) for Parole Violation.  Gallagher was also listed on the RCMP most wanted list and is described as a highly manipulative individual with an extensive criminal history of fraud related offences. Gallagher has previously operated under the stolen identity and is known to impersonate others and utilize identity theft.  He is also known to have connections to organized crime.  Lake Superior News Crime read more.....>

 

 

 

$7,000 In Fines For Illegal Moose Hunting

THUNDER BAY, ON ----  August 11, 2010 --- Four Ontario men have been Moosefined a total of $7,000 for charges related to illegal moose hunting.

Todd Risto of Golden Lake pleaded guilty to illegally hunting a cow moose and making a false statement to a conservation officer. He was fined $2,850 and his hunting licence was suspended for two years. He also forfeited his rifle to the Crown. Lake Superior News Crime read more.....>

 

 

Manitoba man Void Outdoors Card fined

THUNDER BAY, ON ----- July 28, 2010 ------  A Manitoba man has been fined Ontario Outdoor Card$2,500 for using an Ontario resident Outdoors Card.

 Paul Laderoute of Winnipeg pleaded guilty under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.

 Court heard that on April 11, 2009, conservation officers on routine patrol on Osbourne Bay in Eagle Lake checked Laderoute’s fishing and hunting licences and found both a current and expired Ontario resident Outdoors Card. Lake Superior News Crime read more.....>

 

 

 

 

 

Vandalism Cascades Conservation Area

THUNDER BAY, ON ----  August 5, 2010 ---  Officials with the Lakehead Cascades Conservation Area VandalismRegion Conservation Authority are frustrated with the latest act of vandalism to hit the Cascades Conservation Area.
Sometime over the August long weekend someone attempted to set fire to interpretive panels which had just been installed last week. The new panels replace an identical set which were destroyed by arsonists over a year ago.

This time vandals attempted to set fire to one of the panels, causing some fire and smoke damage to a corner of the panel but did not destroy it. Lake Superior News Crime read more.....>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Introduces Community-Based Crime Prevention Council

THUNDER BAY, ON   -------   September 29, 2010 – Community leaders and citizens from across Lynn Petersonvarious sectors gathered today for the introduction of the Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council. The Crime Prevention Council is currently being established at the direction of City Council. Its working mission will be to engage the community in the task of preventing crime, increasing safety and fostering the well-being of everyone in Thunder Bay.

“This is such an important step forward for Thunder Bay,” said Mayor Lynn Peterson. “We are taking an innovative, problem-solving approach that works because it involves the entire community.” Lake Superior News Crime  read more....>

 

 

Thunder Bay Rank in the top four most dangerous cities in Ontario

THUNDER BAY – October 17, 2010  -----  Maclean's Magazine has again filed in report on the most MacLeans Magazine Most Dangerous Cities Thunder BayDangerous City's in Canada.  Thunder Bay came in 23, not a number to be proud of, and ranked in the top four most dangerous city's in Ontario.

Thunder Bay is ranked #2 in Homicides in all of Canada per 100,000 populations, 99 cities were reviewed.

To be fair the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) have started Crime Mapping so that the residents can go on line and see what crimes have occurred in their neighbourhood. Except for Homicides, which are not listed on the list by the TBPS. Lake Superior News Crime  read more......>

 

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Crime Mapping Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY, ON  ----  June 29, 2010 ----  Thunder Bay Police  are Thunder Bay Crime Mappingproviding the public with the location of incidents involving crimes of violence, property crime and motor vehicle collisions (Other calls for service are not displayed). Similar to what the City of Duluth have been doing for sometime. The aim is engage the community in crime prevention. For example, most property crimes can be prevented by taking simple steps such as locking doors and removing valuables from plain view.  If you know that these crimes are being reported in your neighbourhood, you can better prepare to protect your property.  Lake Superior News Crime read more.....>

 $9,000 Fine and ordered to comply with work permit conditions

THUNDER BAY, ON   ----  May 31, 2010 -----  A Winnipeg, Manitoba, resident Ontario Ministry of Natural Resourceshas been fined a total of $9,000 and ordered to comply with the conditions of his work permit after attempting to construct a building illegally

Ian Rentz was fined $1,000 for constructing a building without a work permit. He was also fined $4,000 for continuing construction after receiving a stop work order from the Ministry of Natural Resources and another $4,000 for failing to comply with the terms and conditions of a work permit. He was ordered by the court to comply with the work permit by June 30, 2010. Lake Superior News Crime  read more....>

Big Fines for Illegal Deer Hunting

THUNDER BAY, ON  ------  May 26, 2006 ------  Two Atikokan men have been fined a total of $4,500 for charges relating to illegal deer hunting.

 Mike Krassey was fined $3,500 for illegally hunting white-tailed deer, being party to the offence of attaching a seal to a deer killed by another person, and making a false statement to a conservation officer. Cecil O’Flaherty was fined $1,000 for attaching his seal to a deer killed by another person and possessing illegally killed game. Both men had their hunting licences suspended for two years. Lake Superior News Crime read more.....>

Hunters Fined $3,500 For Deer Hunting

THUNDER BAY, ON - February 24, 2010 - Two Americans have been fined a total of MNR$3,500 for illegal deer hunting.  Michael Kautz of Hiles, Wisconsin, and Jeffery Kautz of Embarrass, Wisconsin, both pleaded guilty and were convicted under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act for unlawfully hunting and killing a white-tailed deer during the closed season. They were fined $1,500 and $1,000 respectively, with an additional fine of $500 each for making false statements to a Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officer. Lake Superior News Crime read more...>

Anglers Fined for Setting Up Illegal Camp

THUNDER BAY, ON - February 24,  2010 - Eight men have been fined a total of $3,100 for MNRoffenses related to an illegal camp on Crown land.  Otto Klassen, John Loewen, Peter Schaan, Garry Loewen, John Rempel, Ozzie Rempel and Reinhardt Penner of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Peter Hamm of Calgary, Alberta all pleaded guilty and were charged under the Trespass to Property Act for illegally setting up a camp on Crown land north of Werner Lake in Kenora District.  Each man was fined $150. In addition, Klassen, Penner and John Loewen were fined $500 each under the Public Lands Act for disobeying a posted sign. Hamm and John Rempel were fined $200 each under the Ontario Fishery Regulations for fishing without a licence. The group must remove the camp and all of their belongings by the end of June, 2010. Lake Superior News Crime read more...>

Fines For Attempting To Smuggle Live Bait Into Ontario

THUNDER BAY, ON - February 9, 2010 - Two Minnesota residents have been fined a total MNRof $1,300 after attempting to smuggle live bait into Ontario through the Canada Customs Entry Station on Sand Point Lake, Rainy River District.  Arthur Eggen, of Crane Lake, and Thomas Bergman, of North Oaks, were fined $900 and $400 respectively for bringing live minnows into Ontario for use as bait.Lake Superior News Crime read more...>

The door that’s not locked - New Internet Safety Website

WINNIPEG, MB – February 8, 2010 - Canadian parents will receive a new tool to help keep their children safer on the Internet today with the national launch of The Door
that’s not Locked (www.thedoorthatsnotlocked.ca).  This unique, one-stop-shop for Internet safety information will provide parents, teachers and anyone else interested in keeping kids safe online with the tools and resources they need to do so. The Door that’s not Locked refers to safety concerns regarding the unlocked door of the Internet.   In time for Safer
Internet Day on February 9th 2010, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection has partnered with the Government of Canada to help families understand the good, bad, and ugly about the web. Lake Superior News Crime read more...>

Richmond North Property Corp. Fined $37,500 For Asbestos Violation

LONDON, ON - December 18, 2009 - Richmond North Property Corp. pleaded guilty and Ontario News Roomwas fined $37,500 on December 14, 2009, for asbestos violations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). Lake Superior News Crimeread more...>

Penalties Toughened for Serious Traffic Offences

THUNDER BAY, ON - December 10, 2009 - Ontario is cracking down on some of the most Ontario logopersistent, dangerous driving behaviors.  
Effective January 1, 2010, penalties for the following offences will increase: Lake Superior News Crime read more...>

$2,500 Fine and Hunting Suspension for Illegal Moose Hunting

THUNDER BAY, ON - December 9, 2009 - A Winnipeg man has been convicted of hunting moose in Ontario without a licence.  Barry C. Arnason was charged under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act and fined $2,500 for hunting moose in Ontario without the authority of a licence.  Arnason is also prohibited from hunting in Ontario for two years.  His firearm was seized and will be returned once his fine is paid. Lake Superior News Crime read more...>

Ontario Conservation Officers Receive Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medal

THUNDER BAY, ON - December 9, 2009 - Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medals were Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medalpresented to 17 conservation officers from across northwestern Ontario in recognition of 20 years of exemplary service. Lake Superior News Crime read more...>

 

 

 

Man Nabbed For Over-Limit Of Walleye On Lake Of The Woods

THUNDER BAY, ON - November 26, 2009 - A Minnesota angler has been fined $3,025 for possessing more than his limit of walleye.  James Merton Neilson, of Andover, Minnesota, was convicted of possessing 11 walleye over his legal possession limit of four and fined $275 for each over-limit fish.Lake Superior News Crime read more...>

Fined for Failure to Report Acquisition of Wildlife Parts

THUNDER BAY, ON - November 13, 2009 - A Dryden resident has been fined $250 for MNR logofailing to report the acquisition of a carcass and $500 for making a false statement to a conservation officer.  On October 20, 2009, Lee-Anne Corbin pleaded guilty to failing to report the acquisition of moose and deer antlers and other wildlife parts, and making a false statement to a conservation officer. Lake Superior News Crimeread more...> 

Four teenage females arrested in Duluth 

DULUTH, MN ---   October 18, 2009  ----  Duluth Police arrested four teenage females today Duluth Poice DepartmentDuluth in connection with Friday’s robbery on Duluth’s Lakewalk. On Friday, October 16th, 2009, at 10:48 AM, Duluth Police responded to the Lakewalk, in the area of the Fitger’s complex,
on a call from a 55 year old woman who stated she had just been robbed by four teenage females as she was walking on the Lakewalk. During the incident, the victims’ fanny pack was taken. Some of the contents were recovered a few blocks
from where the assault occurred. The victim suffered minor injuries, including bruises and abrasions, but did not require medical treatment.  Lake Superior News Crime read more......>

 

Hunter Fined $1,500 For Shooting Moose From Roadway

THUNDER BAY, ON - May 14, 2010 - A hunter from Tweed has been fined for illegal MNRhunting.  Jamie Palmateer was fined $1,500 for shooting a moose from the roadway.

Court heard that on October 10, 2009, a conservation officer doing a routine patrol on Highway 105 in Perrault Falls near Kenora came across Palmateer and others retrieving a cow moose from the east side of the highway. Palmateer claimed he shot the moose from the ditch. The next day conservation officers and a canine unit returned to the site and found casings over 100 metres away from where Palmateer said he shot the moose. Forensic testing matched the casings to Palmateer’s gun. read more...>

 


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