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St. Thomas Police Service
STPS  August Long Weekend Review

August 6th, 2019 - Weekend Call Tracker: 145 Incidents (between 4 pm Friday and 6 am Monday)

Theft

St. Thomas Police are investigating after several tools were stolen early Friday morning from a utility trailer parked in the lane way of a Chestnut Street home near the intersection of First Avenue. Residents report that sometime between 2 am and 8 am thieves entered the trailer stealing a set of Ryobi power tools (skill saw, drill, flashlight, batteries and charger) along with a Master Craft grinder. Some assorted hand tools were also reported stolen. If you have any information about this theft or know the whereabouts of the stolen property please contact STPS at 519-631-1224 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS stthomascrimestoppers.ca Refer to Case #ST19011268

Theft

St. Thomas Police are investigating after a battery charger for a mobility scooter was stolen from the lobby of a Hiawatha Street apartment building. The scooter had been left in the common area charging overnight Thursday when someone removed took the charger and left with it. If you have any information about this theft or know the whereabouts of the stolen charger please contact STPS at 519-631-1224 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS stthomascrimestoppers.ca Refer to Case #ST19011279

Warrant

Police arrested twenty six year old Justin Dobson early Sunday morning around 2 am. Dobson was wanted on a warrant for Theft Under $5000 and four counts Breach of Release Conditions. Dobson was located by officers at a motel on the edge of the city limits and taken into custody without incident. He was held at the Colin McGregor Justice Building for court. The warrant stems from an incident last week where Dobson is recorded on security video shoplifting from the Real Canadian Superstore. Dobson was arrested a second time Monday evening around 8 pm after he attended Walmart in contravention of a trespass notice. Police were contacted after Loss Prevention observed Dobson walking around the store. He was taken into custody without incident and charged five counts Breach of Release Conditions and one count Trespass to Property. He was held for court.

Warrant

A thirty year old London man wanted by St. Thomas Police was arrested Monday afternoon around 2 pm in London. London Police Officers were dealing with the man on an unrelated matter when they discovered the warrant for his arrest. He was taken into custody without incident and held at the London Police Headquarters for transfer to STPS custody. The man was later released on a Promise to Appear in Court. The warrant stems from an incident back in April where the man is alleged to have cashed a stolen cheque using a stolen debit card. He is facing two fraud related charges.

Wanted

A forty four year old St. Thomas man is wanted by police after being recorded on security video stealing two hundred dollars worth of supplies from the gardening center at Walmart. The man allegedly filled a shopping cart with potting soil, fertilizer and planters then left the store without paying Monday afternoon around 3:30 pm. The man loaded the stolen property into his vehicle and drove away.

Disturbance Leads to Arrest

A seventeen year old was arrested earlier this morning after reports he assaulted another youth during a disturbance in the parking lot of a south side high school Monday evening around 5 pm. Two youths were playing basketball in the parking lot of the school when the seventeen year old approached them and began to argue. The argument escalated and became physical resulting in the teenager being wanted for one count of Assault and one count Uttering Threats. He was taken into custody without incident and held for youth court. No injuries were reported.

Arrest

A thirty one year old St. Thomas man was arrested Monday night around 11 pm on Talbot Street after police identified him as the suspect recorded using a stolen credit card on security video at a downtown store. The card had been reported stolen from a vehicle parked on Victoria Street sometime Sunday night. Bank records indicated the card had been used several times at stores along Talbot Street shortly after being stolen. The man was taken into custody without incident and charged three counts Possession of Stolen Property and five counts Utter Stolen Credit Card. He was held at the Colin McGregor Justice Building overnight for court.

Break and Enter

A couple at home with their child were startled to hear breaking glass coming from the main level of their Wellington Street home early Monday morning just after midnight. The husband went downstairs to investigate and observed the window of their front door had been broken and a man standing on the front porch yelling. The man walked away from the house with the homeowner following him on his cell phone with police. Officers located the man a short distance away and took him into custody. Thirty eight year old Allen Slauenwhite of St. Thomas is charged one count Break and Enter, one count Trespass at Night and one count Utter Threats to Cause Death. He was held at the Colin McGregor Justice Building for court.

Theft

Thirty year old Kristina Cook of St. Thomas was arrested early Tuesday morning around 4 am after Police identified her as the suspect in a bicycle theft from the bike rack at Walmart on Sunday evening around 5:30 pm. The owner rode to the store and left the bike unlocked outside while he went in to make a purchase. Cook was recorded on security video taking the bike from in front of the store and riding away. Cook was located on Talbot Street by police and taken into custody without incident. Officers discovered Cook was in possession of a small quantity of Crystal Methamphetamine during the arrest. Cook is now charged one count Theft Under $5000, two counts of Breach of Release Conditions and one Count Drug Possession. She was held at the Colin McGregor Justice Building for Court.

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