(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Almost 72 hours after the incident, police are still seeking the suspect believed to be responsible for the man who suffered multiple stab wounds during an altercation that spiralled out of the north side bar known as “Dragons Den”.
The situation unfolded shortly after midnight on New Years’ Day, almost right after the ball dropped and the new year started. This is the first known stabbing in the City of Thunder Bay for the year and decade.
26-year-old Drew Bishop Mitchell is currently at minimal, a person of interest but more likely to have a warrant ouf for his arrest regarding the midnight hour stabbing in the parking lot outside Dragons Den.
Mitchell is no stranger to violence or the criminal justice system. We have some of his previous police interactions and violent incidents in historic articles we wrote.
If anyone knows where Mitchell is, please do not approach him. Call the police immediately and inform them of his whereabouts. If you reach out to Crime Stoppers, you can remain anonymous and also be eligible for up to $2000. You can reach them via their website at www.p3tips.com/273
Stabbing update dated January 1st, 2020:
(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Around midnight, as the eastern standard time zone changed from 2019 to 2020, a male became the victim in this year’s, and decade’s first stabbing in the great city of Thunder Bay.
What we have pieced together is that the victim and the assailant were inside the notorious northside bar “Dragons Den”. This bar is in the same building as the Landmark Hotel and LCBO located at 1010 Dawson Road.
The two were engaged in some mouthing-off and general cockiness inside the bar throughout the evening.
Sources indicate that the stabbing victim went outside to enjoy some fresh air and suck back a cigarette, possibly two cigarettes. It is at this point that the assailant started a fistfight with the victim, in which the victim beat his ass.
The assailant was then being instigated to attack the stabbing victim by what appeared to be friends of the assailant. The assailant then approached the stabbing victim, swinging the knife at him numerous times.
The knife punctured the victim 4 times, twice in the chest, once in the armpit and once in the ear. One of the knife wounds on the chest punctured his lungs and came within 1 centimetre of striking the mans heart.
The victim was rushed to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre where he remains in serious but stable condition. It is unknown if the assailant was arrested yet.
HISTORY article dated August 17th, 2018:
(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Assistance from the public is being requested to help identify a male responsible for an assault on June 27, 2018 outside the Waverly Resource Library on Red River Road.
Officers responded to an assault in progress that sent a 52-year-old male to the hospital for medical attention.
When officers arrived, the suspect had already fled on a bicycle.
The follow-up investigation involved speaking to witnesses and obtaining surveillance video that helped to secure an image of the suspect in this incident.
The suspect is described as a 25-to-30-year-old Caucasian male who is 5’7″ tall with a medium build. He has brown hair and a mustache and goatee.
Anyone with information about the identity of this male is asked to contact the police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.P3tips.com .
HISTORY article dated August 21, 2018:
(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The Thunder Bay Police Service have identified and charged the male responsible for the assault incident that occurred at the end of June outside the Waverly Resource Library.
Thunder Bay Police Service put out a video of the suspect leaving the Waverly Resource Library within the last week.
Drew Bishop Mitchell, 24 years old of Thunder Bay has been charged with:
- Aggravated Assault
- Mischief Under $5000
- Breach of Probation.
He appeared in court and has been remanded in custody until his next court date.
Thank you to the public for your assistance in the matter.