Saturday, May 5, 2012

Youth in Court For Car Robbery

A local youth is attending court later this morning after police arrested him for robbery yesterday. After an initial failed attempt, the youth managed to steal a car last night. Police pursued and identified him before he left city limits. He returned and after another chase was arrested at his home and charged with robbery, possession of stolen property, flight from police, and dangerous driving.

New Commanding Officer For Gliding Program

Thunder Bay's Air Cadet Gliding Program is going to have a new commanding officer. Spokesperson Rick Mortensen says they'll have a changing of command at one o'clock today at the Kakabeka Falls Gliding Centre. The commanding officer provides flight experience to the region's eight air cadet squadrons. Captain Jennifer Mortensen will hand over the command to Captain Matthew Craig.

Community Cup Hockey

Thunder Bay Police are hosting a First Nation hockey tournament today at the Fort William First Nation Arena. Aboriginal Liaison Officer Constable Larry Baxter hopes the tourney will boost young people's confidence. The Community Cup Hockey tournament is meant to foster a good relationship between youth and police.

Robbery On Cameron Street

Police are investigating a robbery that happened last night in the 200 block of Cameron Street. Two men attacked and severely beat a sixty-seven year old man who was walking alone around midnight. They stole his wallet and fled the scene. The man is now in the hospital with a broken arm. Anyone with information on the attackers is asked to call the Thunder Bay Police or Crime Stoppers.