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Stopping Downtown Hand Transactions

Stopping Downtown Hand Transactions

Drug Sales Seize $5,600 of Fentanyl Sudbury Police

SUDBURY, ONTARIO - December 2, 2019  (LSN)  On November 28 and 29, 2019, members of our Integrated Crime Team (I.C.T) with support from Patrol Operations and the Central Community Response Unit conducted focused patrols in the area of Elm Street, Cedar Street, Larch Street and Beech Street in relation to ongoing concerns of suspected illegal drug activity and loitering.

Over the two-day initiative Detectives from the I.C.T. arrested five individuals; four of those being on outstanding Arrest Warrants.

  • A 21-year old man for Theft Under $5,000 x2, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and Breach of Probation x3.
  • A 24-year old woman for Fraud Under $5,000
  • A 32-year old man for Breach of Probation
  • A 36-year old man for Fraud Under $5,000, Possession of a Credit Card and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.

The fifth arrest took place around 11:20 a.m. on Friday, November 29, 2019, when members of the I.C.T. witnessed a man making hand-to-hand drug transactions near the intersection of Cedar Street and Young Street. The Detectives approached the man, identified themselves as Police and told the man that he was under arrest.

The man attempted to flee from the Officers; however he did not make it very far. The man became aggressive with the Officers head-butting and kicking them while they were affecting the arrest.

Upon searching the man, Officers found multiple weapons including knifes and pepper spray, as well as, Fentanyl packaged for distribution and money. The drugs seized are valued at approximately $5,600 along with $1,435 in cash.

29-year old, Sean Menard has been charged with the following offences;

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Trafficking a Schedule I Controlled Substance
  • Assault Police with Intent to Resist
  • Assault Police x2
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose x2
  • Carry Concealed Weapon x2
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000
  • Breach of Probation

He was held in Police custody and attended W.A.S.H. Court on Saturday, November 30, 2019 to answer to the charges.

  • 2 December 2019
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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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