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Port Stanley News RSS Feed  Crime Watch STPS - Accidental 911 phone call leads to Arrest - Hatchet Man

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STPS  Accidental 911 phone call leads to Arrest  Hatchet Man

Accidental 911 Phone Call Leads To Arrest

June 2nd,2019 - At around 1030 am Saturday morning police received a dropped 911 phone call meaning there was no voice contact. Police were able to track the phone to a local address where they attended to make sure there was no emergency. Upon arrival police were met by a 38 year old resident who reported that it was an accidental dial. Upon checking the male it was discovered that he had 3 outstanding arrest warrants for traffic violations in which he never appeared in court for. The male was arrested and later released with a future traffic court appearance.

Hatchet Man

Just after noon on Saturday police responded to a Talbot street establishment regarding an angry older male who had threatened a staff member with a hatchet. The male had fled prior to police arrival however was located a short distance away from the establishment. The male was arrested and located on his person was the hatchet. Upon further investigation it was discovered that the accused male had used the axe in a threatening manner inside the establishment and also threatened the life of one of the staff members. As a result a 64 year old male was charged with assault with a weapon, uttering threats to cause death and using a weapon dangerous to the public peace. The male was held for a morning court appearance.


Also just past noon on Saturday an officer on patrol observed a male in the downtown area that is known to him and that he believed this male to have an outstanding warrant out for his arrest. The officers’ suspicions were confirmed and this 38 year old resident was wanted for failing to appear in court. The male was arrested, brought to the police station and held for a morning court appearance.


Around 2:30 pm officers responded to a Talbot street business in regards to a shoplifter that had just left the premises. This female shoplifter is known to staff at this business due to previous shoplifting occurrences involving her. This 36 year old St.Thomas resident gathered several food products from the shelves, placed them in a box and left without paying…telling staff that she was not going to pay! Police located this female not far from the store and arrested her for theft. All the stolen ‘booty’ was recovered. The female accused was taken to the police station where she was released later in the night with a future court date.

Intoxicated In A Public Place

At around 5:30 pm police responded to a complaint about a disoriented male in the area of Ross st. Police located a 51 year old St.Thomas resident intoxicated and unable to care for himself as he was almost struck by a vehicle. The male was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place and lodged in cells until he was sober enough to care for himself.

Outstanding Warrant

At 5:30 pm an 18 year old male attended at the police station to turn himself in on an outstanding arrest warrant for failing to appear in court. This St.Thomas resident was arrested and later released on a promise to Appear with a future court date.

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Last Updated: Sunday, 02 June 2019 10:42:50 AM EST

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