August 21st, 2019 - A sixty eight year old St. Thomas man wanted on a warrant was
arrested Tuesday morning around 8 am after he turned himself in at the Colin McGregor
Justice Building. The Bench Warrant was issued after the man failed to appear in
court to answer to an impaired driving charge from July. The man was taken into
custody without incident and later released on a Promise to Appear in court.
Police are investigating after a bike was stolen from the lobby of an apartment
building on Talbot near John Street sometime Saturday night. The bike is described
as a black and grey huffy. If you have any information about this theft or know
the whereabouts of the stolen bike please contact STPS at 519-631-1224 or Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS stthomascrimestoppers.ca Refer to Case #ST19012419
Police are warning the public to be aware of their personal surroundings after a
seventy six year old St. Thomas woman had her bank cards stolen during a distraction
theft. The woman had parked at Walmart in an accessible parking spot when she exited
her car and began to make her way into the store. The woman was approached by a
man who advised her she dropped a twenty dollar bill. Even though the woman knew
she did not drop the bill, the man insisted she check by opening her wallet. Once
the woman opened the wallet the man was able to take her debit and credit card.
Police continue to investigate the incident as the cards were used shortly after
Arrest Made in Stolen Bike Investigation
Police have recovered the bike that was stolen from behind Wimpy’s Diner on the
weekend and arrested thirty five year old Joseph Claire Penfound of St. Thomas.
The arrest happened last night around 7:30 near First Ave and Brant Street after
Penfound was observed riding the bike. Police took Penfound into custody after a
short foot chase. Penfound is charged one count Possession of Stolen Property and
one count Escape Lawful Custody. He was held at the Colin McGregor Justice Building
for court. Officers were able to return the bike to its rightful owner.