City police are reporting an unusually busy weekend.
Staff Sgt. Ryan Hughes says they dealt with over 500 calls for service and that's up to 100 to 300 more calls than on a normal weekend.
Hughes attributes the increase to the Halloween weekend along with a "pub crawl' on the northside.
He says the 35 people they took into custody was not any more than average, but says the call volumes were abnormally high.
October 31, 2016
Busy Weekend for Thunder Bay Police Service
The Thunder Bay Police Service responded to 532 calls for service this weekend during the time period of 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 28 and 6:00 a.m. on Monday October 31, 2016.
The calls ranged from liquor involved incidents and traffic enforcement to assaults and domestic violence incidents. In total 18 individuals were taken into custody for Liquor Licence Act offences, 17 individuals were arrested and taken into custody for various Criminal Code charges.
An average weekend for the TBPS can range from 300 to 500 calls for service that patrol officers must deal with. This weekend was definitely on the high end of the spectrum and kept officers very busy trying to handle these situations, offer assistance to victims and keeping the community safe.
Top 6 categories of Calls for Service
· Traffic Stops/Traffic Enforcement - 87
· Follow ups - 46
· Liquor Licence Act - 41
· Police Assistance - 32
· Domestics - 21
· Assault - 17