October 2017

Police Search For Missing 13-Year-Old

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 15:38 PM

A 13-year-old boy hasn't been seen since Sunday and police are asking for your help. 

They want to know if you've seen Maximus Fox-Kitchkeesic, who was last seen wearing a black hoodie, brown pants, and a red hat. 

He's described as 5'6" tall, 165 pounds, with dark hair and brown eyes.

You're asked to contact city police if you have any information on his location. (Photo supplied by Thunder Bay Police Service)

UPDATE: Crash Victims Identified

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 15:32 PM

Two people are dead and five are injured, following a tragic three vehicle collision.

Police say it happened last night at around 9 o'clock on Highway 102 at the Kam River Bridge.

They say that a west bound pickup truck and an  SUV collided in the initial crash, and then an east bound car also became involved. 

They say the man who was driving the car was pronounced dead at the scene while the man driving the SUV died at the Regional Health Sciences Centre.

Fire Hits North Side Apartment Building

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 15:05 PM

Fire crews have extinguished a fire on the north side in an older two-storey building. 

They arrived on the scene at 289 Park Avenue at around 2:45 this afternoon to find thick smoke pouring from one of the apartment units. 

The building has been evacuated, and Fire Rescue officials say power has been disconnected. 

Chief Kelly Patterson says nobody was injured, and it's too early to say what may have caused the blaze.

Lindstrom Back In Court Thursday

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 14:53 PM

46 year old Eric Thomas Lindstrom remains in custody awaiting his next court date.

He appeared in video court Tuesday afternoon. 

Lindstrom's lawyer Leon Nichol told the judge he had a falling out with his client last week and hadn't had a chance to speak with him since.

The matter is going to be back in bail court at 1:30 on Thursday.  

Nichol hopes they'll be able to set a date for pre-trial.

Lindstrom faces kidnapping, uttering threats and assault charges.

Charge Laid In Traffic Death

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 13:07 PM

A person has now been charge in connection with a fatal north side vehicle-pedestrian collision. 

Police say it was the accident that resulted in the death of Frank Tropea Sr. over the summer.

The driver of the vehicle has been charged under the Highway Traffic Act with careless driving. 

No name has been released. 

The collision took place July 26th on Algoma Street. 

New Program Aims At Helping Students Afford Food

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 12:00 PM

Many University and College students are having a hard time paying for food. 

Last year, the charity Meal Exchange conducted a study on student hunger on five Canadian campuses including Lakehead and found that 8% of students has experienced severe food insecurity. 

LU Researcher Charles Levkoe says there are a number of reasons for this.

"Part of that is due directly to the high cost of tuition generally, but also the high cost of housing and food in Northern Ontario." 

Police Service Act Hearing Set For Friday

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:56 AM

A Thunder Bay Police Constable is facing a Police Service Act charge of discreditable conduct.

Constable Robert Steudle will have a hearing into the matter on Friday morning at the force's Balmoral Street headquarters. 

The hearing is being directed by the Ontario Independent Police Review Director and is in relation to comments that were made about the Indigenous community on Facebook.

The statements were made on Facebook in September of 2016, and at the time he was suspended with pay. (File photo)

OPP Looking For Man After Assault In Kenora

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:54 AM

Kenora OPP are asking you to be on alert for a man wanted for a serious assault.  

They say an injured man was found just after 9 this morning, with the suspect fleeing on foot in the Minto area.

The suspect is Indigenous, about 5'11, 180lbs, black hair, hazel eyes.  He was last seen without a shirt, wearing black pants.  He has a tattoo on the upper right side of his face.

Police say he considered a risk to public safety, and not to approach him, but call police.  

Man Gets Two Years For Aggravated Assault

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:47 AM

A 32 year old man is going to spend another two years in prison.

Tyson Spence was given credit for the time he spent in jail awaiting his trial for aggravated assault.

Spence's concurrent sentence is in relation to a January 2015 incident that saw a 63 year old man assaulted when the good Samaritan went to check on a John Street home that appeared to be burgled.  

November 21st Court Date For Mayor Hobbs

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:35 AM

It will be another three weeks until we find out more about the next court date for Mayor Keith Hobbs. 

The Mayor and his wife Marisa are charged with extorition and obstructing justice and weren't in court this morning.

Local solicitor Gil Labine represented Hobbs' out of town lawyer Brian Greenspan and told the judge he wasn't sure when they would be ready to set a date for trial.

Labine noted they make take the same path of Police Chief JP Levesque whose lawyers opted to waive his preliminary hearing and have a trial by judge only.