May 13th, 2019 - St. Thomas Police are investigating after a fifty four year old
woman reported her oxygen tank stolen. The woman had walked from her residence on
St. George Street to the Circle K convenience store at the west end of Talbot St
around 3 am Thursday morning (may 9th). The woman left her oxygen tank in a black
carrying case outside beside the door while making her purchases. When she came
out the tank was gone. If you have any information about this theft or know the
whereabouts of the stolen oxygen tank please call STPS at 519-631-1224 or Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS www.stthomascrimestoppers.ca Refer to Case #ST19006272
A twenty seven year old male is wanted after police received a report of a domestic
assault that occurred earlier last week. The man is alleged to have had a verbal
argument with his twenty four year old girlfriend that became physical. The man
is wanted for one count of Domestic Assault and three counts Breach of Release Conditions.
The man is already at large in the community released on court ordered conditions
not to associate/communicate or attend the residence of the female. No injuries
were reported as a result of the incident.
Twenty nine year old Joshua Marcotte of St. Thomas was arrested Thursday May 9th
after investigators linked him to a break and enter that occurred over the previous
weekend. A construction area at the intersection of First Ave and Edward St. had
seven hundred dollars worth of copper piping stolen sometime between Friday May
3rd and Monday May 6th. Investigators identified Marcotte as the suspect and arrested
him on Talbot St near Centennial Ave. During a search, Officers located some of
the stolen copper, two stolen ID’s and a few hundred dollars in cash believed to
have been proceeds from the sale of the stolen copper. As a result Marcotte is charged
four counts Possession of Stolen Property, two counts Trafficking Stolen Property,
one count Possession of Proceeds of Crime and one count Fraud. Marcotte was held
in custody at the Colin McGregor Justice Building for Court.
A sixteen year old wanted on a warrant for one count of Theft Under $5000 was arrested
Friday May 10th around 1:30 pm. The warrant stems from an incident back in April
where the youth was recorded on security video shoplifting from The Real Canadian
Superstore. Officers located a small amount of Cannabis during the arrest and issued
the youth a fine under the Cannabis Control Act for Possession of Cannabis Under
19 Years of Age. The youth was later released on a Promise to Appear in Youth Court.
A forty seven year old St. Thomas woman was arrested by Officers Sunday morning.
The woman was wanted in connection to a domestic assault that occurred Friday May
10th. The woman is alleged to have shown up at the residence of her former boyfriend
and assaulted him. The man suffered a bloody lip and scratched face. The woman was
charged one count of Domestic Assault and released on a Promise to Appear in Court.
A sixty six year old St. Thomas man was arrested Friday afternoon around 3:30 pm
after being observed shoplifting by staff at the Home Hardware Store. Officers took
the man into custody without incident and recovered a utility knife the man had
taken out of the packaging and concealed in his coat pocket. He was charged one
count Theft Under $5000 and released on an Appearance Notice for Court.
Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere
Officers from the St. Thomas Police Service conducted a R.I.D.E spot check on Friday
night around 10 pm. Approximately eighty drivers were stopped and one road side
screening device for alcohol was administered. The driver registered a pass. One
fine was issued to a driver for failing to have proper headlights.
A thirty two year old St. Thomas man wanted on a warrant by Sarnia Police was arrested
early Saturday morning around 2:30 am. STPS Officers were dealing with the male
on an unrelated matter on Talbot Street near Horton when they discovered he was
wanted. The man was taken into custody without incident and transferred to the Sarnia
Police Service for processing.
A thirty eight year old Woodstock woman wanted on a warrant by St. Thomas Police
was arrested in Tillsonburg on Saturday. The bench warrant was issued after the
woman failed to attend court to answer to charges that stem from an incident back
in February of 2018 where she was charged with one count Theft Under $5000, one
count escape lawful custody and one count Breach of Release Conditions. O.P.P. officers
were dealing with the woman on an unrelated matter when they discovered she was
wanted. She was taken into custody without incident and transferred to STPS for
processing. The woman was later released on a Promise to Appear in Court.
A thirty six year old St. Thomas man was arrested on a warrant early Sunday morning
around 12:30 am on Talbot Street. The man was wanted on a bench warrant after failing
to attend court to answer to the charge of Theft Under $5000. The theft charge stems
from an incident back in April of 2018 where the man is alleged to have stolen two
laptops from a downtown homeless shelter. He was taken into custody without incident
and later released on a Promise to Appear in Court.
Forty seven year old Shawn Hurl was arrested by Officers after a short foot chase
Sunday morning around 11:30 am. Officers spotted Hurl walking through a parking
lot near Centre and Hinks Street. Hurl took off running however officers caught
up with him a short block away. A warrant for Hurl was issued after he failed to
attend court to answer to charges of Forcible Confinement, Assault and Breach of
Release Conditions from an incident back in March. Hurl was held in custody at the
Colin McGregor Justice Building for Court.
Police are looking for a thirty four year old St. Thomas man after learning he was
not living at his residence during a compliance check. The man was released on court
conditions to reside at a particular residence and to notify STPS within twenty
four hours of any change. Officers attended the address to find he had not lived
there for a few weeks. The man is also wanted after he was recorded on security
video stealing a pair of work boots from inside a vehicle parked at a manufacturing