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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~  July 24, 2021  (LSNews)   Hardworking Sioux Lookout OPP Officers were busy yesterday.

Officers on patrol noticed a large group of people in front of 73 King Street standing in front of a No Trespassing sign drinking alcohol.

Officers were concerned because of patrons attending a nearby grocery store.

One male in particular was extremely intoxicated and causing a disturbance. He attempted to flee and resisted arrest.

At the OPP detachment, the man uttered threats to kill an OPP Officer and bragged about killing someone before.

A 34 year old PETER JOHN DEAFY was criminally charged with:

  • -causing a disturbance
  • -utter threats to kill OPP
  • -resist arrest

DEAFY spent the night in custody at the OPP detachment and appeared by phone in Thunder Bay Bail Court today, Saturday July 24,2021 before Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Sheree Scribner where he was quickly released on a $500 no deposit bail with conditions:

  • -do not attend Sioux Lookout except for court
  • -reside in his apartment in the 100 block of Court Street South in Thunder Bay
  • -no weapons
  • -not be outside his home with alcohol in his body

His next court appearance is August 24,2021 in Sioux Lookout

DEAFY has a very long criminal record

  • 2001-assault, breach court order
  • 2002-break & enter, assault X 2, fail to comply
  • 2004-robbery with violence
  • 2007-assault with a weapon
  • 2009-aggravated assault, assault with a weapon
  • 2010-assault with weapon, fail to attend court,breach of bail
  • 2012-possession of weapons, impaired driving

A 45 year old LEO WHITECROW of Seine River was found murdered on November 2, 2012 at a hotel room in Fort Frances.

In November 2013 PETER JOHN DEAFY of Seine River was criminally charged with the second degree murder of LEO WHITECROW.

In 2014 DEAFY plead guilty to manslaughter and received a 5 year prison sentence of which he served only 2/3 of that time.

DEAFY moved to Thunder Bay after his release from prison and resides at an apartment in the 100 block of Court Street South

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Murders Thunder Bay vs other Ontario Cities

Thunder Bay maintained its title as the murder capital of Canada in 2018,  For the third consecutive year - and the fourth time in the last five years

 It has been announced again that Thunder Bay is the Murder Capital of Canada for 2018 in Canada for CMAs with populations between 100,000 to less than 500,000 people

Thunder Bay had the highest rate in that category with 6.38 homicides per 100,000.
Barrie with zero
St. Catharines–Niagara  Region with 0.42


Thunder Bay has the highest Opiod death Rate in Ontario

Path 525 Thunder Bay Drug Injection Site  Lake Superior NewsIn 2018, 44 people died of opioid overdose in Thunder Bay.

It’s made Thunder Bay the highest per capita opioid death rate in Ontario.

The 44 deaths were a 40 per cent increase from 2017, a year in which Thunder Bay also held the highest provincial rate.

Between July 2017 and June 2018, nearly 3,900 naloxone kits were handed out by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit and local pharmacies, 



Thunder Bay is that the homicide rate for 2017 is down from 2016 when it stood at 6.62 per 100,000

Greater Sudbury's murder rate is  remains one of the lowest in Canada. murder rate was 0.61 per 100,000 people

Thunder Bay as the only Legal Injeciton site in Northern Ontario 

Murders by Ward 2019

  • Homicide #1  Leo Chiodo  Westfort Ward 108th Avenue Mission Island 
  • Homicide #2  Tanya Andy  McIntrye Ward Behind Landmark Inn
  • Homicide #3  Claude Justin KISHIQUEB Current River Ward Cumberland Street
  • Homicide #4  Robenson St Jean McIntrye Ward Hilldale and Melbourne
  • Homicide #5  Andrew Ayre McKellar Ward,  Victoria Ave East
  • Homicide #6  Nazareth Andrew KWANDIBENS Current River Ward  Arundel Street

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