Author: Pino Demasi (Pino Demasi)

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Thunder Centre Purse Snatching Leaves Victim Distressed

Thunder Centre Purse Snatching Leaves Victim Distressed

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Yesterday, an elderly woman fell victim to a ruthless theft that left her out of some personal items. A woman says that it happened in the parking lot near Michaels. The woman says that she heard a cry for help and rushed to assist the female victim of the purse snatching...

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The Devil Won’t Behave, Back Behind Bars

The Devil Won’t Behave, Back Behind Bars

(KENORA, ON) – How does the song go? The devil went down to the Kenora district Jail? or whatever. Anyways, 38-year-old Robert “The Devil” Sean Martell has wound up back behind bars yet again. This guy is alleged to have been misbehaving at the Ne Chee Bail Supervision program. It’s kind of like a “John...

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Yesterday’s Kenora Shooting Victim Gets Arrested

Yesterday’s Kenora Shooting Victim Gets Arrested

(KENORA, ON) – In a violent string of gun violence that rocked the city of Kenora yesterday, it ended odd-enough for one alleged victim. 32-year-old Leon Mcleod was arrested and held for bail court. After being shot at and sent to hospital for his injuries yesterday, Mcleod fled the hospital and police went on the hunt...

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Kenora District Jail Fight – 3 Involved

Kenora District Jail Fight – 3 Involved

(KENORA, ON) – Much like the overcrowded and understaffed Thunder Bay District Jail, the Kenora District Jail faces similar issues and violence. A source close to the Kenora District Jail tells us that there was a wild fight that broke out today inside the jail. Three inmates apparently were not getting along and things escalated....

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Attempts to Escape Custody, Numerous Police Assaulted

Attempts to Escape Custody, Numerous Police Assaulted

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A youth appeared in a Thunder Bay courtroom this morning while in custody at the Treaty Three Police Service detachment in Kenora, Ontario. The court appearance was made via telephone call. On November 16th, 2019, the youth was arrested by police for multiple assaults that took place. During the arrest, three...

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Massive Drug Bust Suspect Back Behind Bars

Massive Drug Bust Suspect Back Behind Bars

(SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON) – 22-year-old Emery Southwind has found his way back behind bars at the Sioux Lookout detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police. He’s alleged to have breached his probation order in which he was not to possess or consume any alcohol or substances. Further, it’s alleged he breached his bail condition to be...

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Sexual Assault, Forcible Confinement, Minor Involved

Sexual Assault, Forcible Confinement, Minor Involved

(POPLAR HILL FIRST NATION, ON) – Hardworking officers with the Poplar Hill detachment of the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service have arrested and charged 39-year-old Sandy Owen. Owen is alleged to have been operating a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs along with breaching various conditions of a previous bail plan which had him released...

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Intoxicated and Violent at Momma’s House

Intoxicated and Violent at Momma’s House

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Hardworking officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service responded to a call of an unwanted and violent person in a home and was requested to remove them. Upon police arrival, they located 22-year-old Chelsey Achneepineskum in her mother’s home. Allegations are that officers attempted to talk the girl into leaving but...

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Arthur Street LCBO Heist Arrest Made

Arthur Street LCBO Heist Arrest Made

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On November 9th, 2019, a woman entered the LCBO located at 1095 Arthur Street and stole a bottle of alcohol. She left behind a backpack. Hardworking officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service started an investigation and after reviewing surveillance footage, they identified the suspect who stole the bottle via the...

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DRUG BUST: Meth, Percs, Suboxone and Morphine

DRUG BUST: Meth, Percs, Suboxone and Morphine

(BROTHERS TOWNSHIP, ON) – Once again, hardworking officers with the Marathon detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police have taken more illicit drugs off these streets in northern Ontario. Allegations are that a traffic stop on Highway 17 in Brothers Township resulted in the seizure of an amount of methamphetamine tablets, oxycodone (percocet), suboxone and morphine....

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Assault with a Weapon: Woman Attacked with a Hammer

Assault with a Weapon: Woman Attacked with a Hammer

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On November 16th, 2019, hardworking officers were dispatched to an address on in Oliver-Paipoonge regarding a woman who was assaulted with a hammer. Allegations are that upon police arrival and an investigation, it was determined that the suspect was working on some renovations in a home while a woman was watching...

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Evacuee Charged After Woman Beaten at Hotel

Evacuee Charged After Woman Beaten at Hotel

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Yesterday, hardworking officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service responded to a call for service at the Victoria Inn regarding a woman that was beaten. Allegations are that the woman was punched several times in the face resulting in some cuts to her lip, a bleeding nose and scraps to her...

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UPDATE: Violent Shotgun Home Invasion Suspects

UPDATE: Violent Shotgun Home Invasion Suspects

(KENORA, ON) – EARLIER: On Saturday, November 16, 2019 at approximately 2:00 p.m, members of the Kenora Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call regarding a break and enter in the north side of the City of Kenora. Police attended and were advised that two suspects had forced entry into the residence and also had...

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H&H Automotive Holds Food Drive for Shelter House

H&H Automotive Holds Food Drive for Shelter House

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Good guy H&H Automotive along with Robin and Nita are reaching out to the public to assist in feeding vulnerable people in Thunder Bay. H&H Automotive, located at 720 Red River Road, is gathering donations of non-perishable food items and then getting them to the Shelter House to help out during...

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UPDATE: Kenora Shooting Incident

UPDATE: Kenora Shooting Incident

(KENORA, ON) Members of the Kenora Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Kenora Crime Unit, and Forensic Identification Unit are currently investigating an incident involving a firearm. On Saturday, November 16th, 2019 at approximately 8:45 a.m., Kenora OPP were advised that a victim sustained gunshot injuries outside an apartment building on the north side of Kenora. The...

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Kenora Firearm Home Invasion Update

Kenora Firearm Home Invasion Update

(KENORA, ON) On Saturday, November 16, 2019 at approximately 2:00 p.m, members of the Kenora Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call regarding a break and enter in the north side of the City of Kenora. Police attended and were advised that two suspects had forced entry into the residence and also had a...

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GUNSHOTS: Armed Home Invasion – 3 Shot

GUNSHOTS: Armed Home Invasion – 3 Shot

(KENORA, ON) – Residents in Kenora have reported to our newsroom that gunshots have been ringing in the city since this morning. Our sources, who wish to remain anonymous for their own safety say that they believe three people have been shot in Kenora today. The earliest gunshots went off around 8:30 am this morning on...

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TRAFFIC: Deer/Moose Splattered Between Balsam & Red River Road

TRAFFIC: Deer/Moose Splattered Between Balsam & Red River Road

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Reports have hit our newsroom about an animal being hit on Highway 11/17 between Red River Road and Balsam Street. News tipster Kris Maksymiw reports that she believes a deer or moose was struck and that police are enroute to ensure public safety. We responded to the scene and could see parts...

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Christmas Cheer Fund Fraud Arrest – $30,000

Christmas Cheer Fund Fraud Arrest – $30,000

(DRYDEN, ON) – On November 6, 2019, the Dryden Police Service Crime Unit arrested 57 year old Peggy LEDOUX of Dryden, who is now facing charges of Fraud and Falsification of Documents while she was employed with a local not for profit organization in Dryden. The investigation began in August of 2018, when the Dryden...

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METHot and chiKANE: Meth and Cocaine Bust

METHot and chiKANE: Meth and Cocaine Bust

(SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON) – Not long after this duo was arrested under drug trafficking allegations, they have found their way back behind bars. 31-year-old Katie Methot and 30-year-old Samantha Chikane appeared in a Thunder Bay courtroom this morning via telephone call from the Sioux Lookout detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police. They were located together in...

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Police Car Damaged, Officers Assaulted, Two Arrested

Police Car Damaged, Officers Assaulted, Two Arrested

(SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON) – Hardworking officers with the Sioux Lookout detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were investigating a wanted person, 45-year-old Vernon Chapman when they came across him. Upon attempting to confirm his identity, it is alleged Vernon attempted to obstruct the police from confirming his identity. As police attempted to arrest Vernon, an...

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Woman Assaulted Twice, Arm “Snapped”, Prowling at Night

Woman Assaulted Twice, Arm “Snapped”, Prowling at Night

(SANDY LAKE FIRST NATION, ON) – On November 9th, 2019, Hardworking officers with the Sandy Lake detachment of the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service were dispatched to investigate an assault that had taken place in which a woman is alleged to be the victim. The suspect arrived at a woman’s residence and an argument unfolded during...

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Home Invasion Arrest Made, Assault with a Bat

Home Invasion Arrest Made, Assault with a Bat

(LONGLAC, ON) – Hardworking officers with the Greenstone detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police have made an arrest following a home invasion that took place in the 200 block of Otter Road. Further, there was an assault that took place on October 18th, 2019 that involved a baseball bat. An investigation was launched and as a...

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Man Assaulted by Woman with Frying Pan, Knife.

Man Assaulted by Woman with Frying Pan, Knife.

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On November 15th, 2019, hardworking officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service responded to a call for service regarding a man who had been assaulted with a knife and a frying pan. Police began their investigation and as a result a 30-year-old Cassondra Rose Belmore was arrested and charged with: Assault with...