Category: Theft

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“The Source” Heist Arrest Made: Jason Ritchat

“The Source” Heist Arrest Made: Jason Ritchat

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On July 30th, 2019, a retail outlet located in Intercity Shopping Centre called “The Source” fell victim to a theft valued around $8,000. Police investigation has concluded that Jason Ritchat is believed to be the one responsible for the heist. The reported theft had taken place just before 9 p.m. on...

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ALERT: Jeff OGushing Released From Jail

ALERT: Jeff OGushing Released From Jail

(GERALDTON, ON) – Following a police raid of a home which resulted in numerous stolen items being uncovered, the hardworking officers of the Greenstone OPP detachment will once again have to continue working hard as the justice system has released 23-year-old Jeff OGushing from jail. August 8th, 2019 OPP were advised of a theft from...

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Police Arrest Another Car-Hopper Downtown PA

Police Arrest Another Car-Hopper Downtown PA

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On September 6th, 2019 officers of the Thunder Bay Police Service were dispatched to the north-side downtown area around the Thai Kitchen after reports were made that a male was lurking around parking lots and attempting to get into vehicles and rummaging through them when he did. A REAL Concerned Citizen...

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Thefts and Parking Lot Crimes Increase in Dryden

Thefts and Parking Lot Crimes Increase in Dryden

(DRYDEN, ON) – Similar to Thunder Bay, Dryden is also experiencing a rise in “crimes of opportunity”, likely related to rising drug addiction issues. Below is the media release from the Dryden Police Service regarding their ongoing issues. Note, the parking lot incidents and thefts from vehicles which are rampant in Thunder Bay. PUBLIC WARNING...

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More Fraudsters and Thieves Headed to Thunder Bay

More Fraudsters and Thieves Headed to Thunder Bay

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – As we reported in the last week, thefts and fraud are on the rise. Thunder Bay Police are now informing the public about a group of Romanian fraudsters that are headed to Thunder Bay. We have reason to believe they are already here. Click here to read our previous article. Below...

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Theft-type Crimes on the Rise

Theft-type Crimes on the Rise

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – It appears more people are coming forward about their wallets and purses being stolen out from under their nose. One woman reports that her mother was victimized at the Arthur Street Wal-Mart while in the parking lot. The woman says that a woman approached her and attempted to explain in broken English...

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(VIDEO) THEFT: Donation Box Heist

(VIDEO) THEFT: Donation Box Heist

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A small business in Thunder Bay has been the victim of a theft which saw the donation box to a dog rescue being stolen. ”Unfortunately donation jars at small businesses are becoming a thing of the past.” A Pet-Tastic spokesperson stated. “Certain individuals, like the middle aged man pictured in this...

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(VIDEO) – Police Cruiser Blockade Rammed During Stolen Truck Pursuit

(VIDEO) – Police Cruiser Blockade Rammed During Stolen Truck Pursuit

(NIPIGON, ON) – Officers with the Nipigon detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police had their hands full attempting to apprehend a suspect that is alleged to have stolen a truck from an area resident. During the pursuit, it is alleged that the driver of the stolen truck smashed the vehicle through two police cruisers that...

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Police Investigate Copper Wire Heist

Police Investigate Copper Wire Heist

(KENORA, ON) – On Thursday August 15, 2019 members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a complaint of a theft on the Northside of the City. It was determined that a large quantity of copper wire was stolen from the business’ storage compound. The heist happened sometime between the evening of...

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Half-Way Motors Nissan Helps Victims of Theft

Half-Way Motors Nissan Helps Victims of Theft

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – We can’t stress enough how literally almost every area of the city experienced car hopping thieves every night. Dave and Shawn, two great members of our community had recently experienced the sharp edge of this crime. Below is a statement of what happened from Half-Way Motors Nissan. “Shawn and Dave were...

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String of Recent Thefts and an Arrest of One Man

String of Recent Thefts and an Arrest of One Man

(DRYDEN, ON) – A recent string of thefts occurred in Dryden over the last few days. Crystal meth and other drugs are rampant in the city, resulting in a rise of property crimes along with other “crimes of opportunity. One male is in custody but it is not certain if he is responsible for all the...

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Car Hopping Thieves Ransack Citizens Vehicles

Car Hopping Thieves Ransack Citizens Vehicles

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Another day, and as expected, another neighbourhood has been ransacked by car hoppers. A “car hopper” is a thief that goes from parked vehicle to parked vehicle, checking if the doors are unlocked and stealing anything of value once gaining entry. The really bold ones will smash out windows if the...

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(VIDEO) North Vickers Break & Enter Suspect

(VIDEO) North Vickers Break & Enter Suspect

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A resident on North Vickers has been victimized after a male suspect broke into and looted their home. A man and his children live in the home. This break and enter happened in broad daylight, around 2:00pm on July 24th. The resident returned home to find their door broken and their...

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(VIDEO) – A Duo, One With No Pants Steal Car

(VIDEO) – A Duo, One With No Pants Steal Car

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Earlier this week a pair of brazen criminals were doing their nightly rounds, breaking into vehicles to loot the pocket change and odd item of value. This is a daily occurrence in Thunder Bay and if we go a day without an incident as such, it is rare. As you can...

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Identify This Car Hopper Caught on Camera

Identify This Car Hopper Caught on Camera

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – It’s no surprise to anyone when a vehicle is ransacked and looted for any contents of value in the city these days. Last night was no different. Jay Phillips has reached out for help in identifying this thief and hopefully get his items back that were stolen from his vehicle last...

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Police Make “Gas and Dash” Arrest

Police Make “Gas and Dash” Arrest

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service investigated a “Gas and Dash” that the Superstore Gas Bar fell victim to in early June. Once police knew who their suspect was, they issued a warrant for the arrest of 50-year-old Jeff Miller on June 7th. Police have made the arrest and held...

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Hakuna Ma’Vodka: LCBO Heist Arrest

Hakuna Ma’Vodka: LCBO Heist Arrest

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service have made an arrest regarding a theft that took place at the LCBO on Fort William Road, beside the McIntyre Floodway on March 1st, 2019. 30-year-old Temerity Kakekagumick was present in a Thunder Bay bail court his morning via video from the Thunder Bay...

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UPDATE: Located

UPDATE: Located

(THUNDER BAY, ON) -UPDATE: Located We have had a busy weekend in Thunder Bay and the region for crime, and Sunday evening was no exception. Around 8:00 pm this evening some thieves made off with a tow truck from a south side neighbourhood. The victims family tells us that there was a black Honda Civic...

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Stolen Vehicle Arrest Made, One Man in Custody

Stolen Vehicle Arrest Made, One Man in Custody

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Thefts from vehicles and vehicles being stolen is a common occurence in Thunder Bay and the surrounding region. Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service have been working hard to return stolen property to their rightful owners. Police have arrested 31-year-year-old Terry Pelto in regards to a stolen vehicle. He appeared...

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Stolen DeWALT Power Tools, Aggravated Assault, Theft & MORE

Stolen DeWALT Power Tools, Aggravated Assault, Theft & MORE

(COUCHICHING, ON) – Appearing in a Thunder Bay bail court today via telephone from the Couchiching detachment of the Treaty Three Police Service is 34-year-old Kevin Yerxa. Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Jennifer Neill was presiding along with Crown Attorney Delaney and duty counsel lawyer Morris. Yerxa was arrested while allegedly in possession of...

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(2 VIDEOS) “Street Justice” Served Up Quick After Theft Attempt

(2 VIDEOS) “Street Justice” Served Up Quick After Theft Attempt

(LONGLAC, ON) – A convenience store located in the northern community of Longlac, Ontario had quite the interesting situation unfold. Now, let’s make it clear here, this ain’t no Shoppers Drug Mart, this is a small town that has similar crime and addiction issues as Thunder Bay. Except it appears their citizens are sick of...