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