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Thunder Bay Police Service seeking ATV Driver who fled arrest

By CJ Goater Apr 5, 2024 | 11:49 AM

TBPS Supplied photo - ATV

The Thunder Bay Police Service is looking for two people who were dangerously operating ATVs on city streets, and assaulting an officer.

Early Saturday morning officers were sent to the intersection of High Street and Oliver Road in response to reports of two males on an ATV who were not wearing helmets.

While on their way to the intersection, officers saw the ATV on Memorial Avenue where it turned into a parking lot.

Officers attempted to stop the ATV but the men fled.

The ATV was located near Logan Avenue where an officer attempted to arrest the suspects but successfully grabbed one of the individuals on the ATV, but they drove away dragging the officer leading to their escape.

The ATV is described as a 1990 to 1995 Polaris Trail Boss 350 ATV, primarily red with grey fender flares. It also had red front and rear racks with a larger black coloured rear rack affixed to the base of the red rack. It also had an LED light bar attached to the front rack.

The suspects are described as two males believed to be between the ages of 16 and 20. The driver had a medium to heavy build and was wearing a “Boon” style hat with earflaps and a light brown jacket. The passenger was wearing black clothing with a Vans camouflage backpack.

City police are asking anyone in areas of the city north of Central Avenue; including the vicinity of Hammarskjold High School, Boys and Girls Clubs of Thunder Bay, Centennial Park, Nordmin Engineering, and Strathcona Golf Course, that has property damage consistent with ATV tire impressions is asked to contact police.

TBPS Supplied photo – ATV