Sunday, March 13, 2011

Police station crash

Police didn't have to go far to get to the scene of an accident Saturday night. According to police, a woman had stopped her vehicle at the intersection of Balmoral and Central directly in front of the police station. A man crossed into her lane with his vehicle and hit her head-on. Both vehicles were damaged heavily, however there were no injuries. Police charged the man with impaired driving, he'll appear in court in April.

L-U gives Acadia the axe

The Lakehead Thunderwolves men's basketball team beat the Acadia Axemen 75-67 in yesterday's consolation match at the nationals. They'll play for fifth place today against the Dalhousie Tigers.

Afternoon assault

Police are investigating an assault that took place in broad daylight at the corner of Syndicate Avenue and Leith Street. According to police, three men were assaulting another man until a bystander intervened. The victim was seriously injured during the assault which happened around two yesterday afternoon. Police are looking for more information about the incident and would like to talk to the bystander as part of their investigation.

Close call

A Thunder Bay man may not be looking at pizza the same way for a little while. The man fell asleep Saturday night while warming up a pizza (along with a delivery box) in his oven. The box started burning and filled his Cumming Street residence with smoke triggering a fire alarm. Firefighters responded to the alarm and helped clear out the smoke when they arrived. There were no injuries as a result of the mishap.

Court Street Standoff

Three suspects are in custody after a standoff on South Court Street. Police say they were called to a home last night while a break and enter was in progress. A man and woman immediately came out to police while another man stayed inside with a firearm. The stand off ended when police tasered the man through an open window early this morning. The trio will appear in court this morning.