January 23, 2020 - Officers have had a busy twenty four hours responding to sixty
four calls for service.
Police are investigating after a nineteen year old woman reported being approached
by an unknown male driving a van. The woman was walking on South Edgeware Road Wednesday
morning around 8 am when she reports a male driving a silver cube van approached
and asked her name. The woman walked away into a nearby store and the man left the
area. The woman reports seeing the word "drywall" on the side of the van. The driver
is described as a white male, mid 30's average height with short scruffy whiskers.
If you have any information about this incident please contact STPS at 519-631-1224
or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS Refer to Case #ST20001033
Police have received reports that 3 vehicles parked on Acorn Trail, Forest Ave and
Peartree Ave were entered sometime Tuesday overnight. One vehicle had a wallet taken.
Please remember to lock your vehicle and take valuables inside.
Police are investigating a theft at the LCBO that occurred Wednesday evening around
5 pm. A man and woman entered the store and split up to shop. The woman allegedly
hid a 1.4 litre bottle of vodka in her bag while the male made a small purchase.
The couple were last seen leaving the store in a vehicle. No photos are available
at this time.
Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere
Officers conducted a RIDE spot check Wednesday evening and stopped approximately
fifty five drivers. One roadside screening device was administered. The driver registered
a pass and was sent on their way. No other infractions were found.
Later Wednesday night around 11:30 pm Officers on patrol spotted a suspicious vehicle
and conducted a traffic stop on Sunset Drive just south of the city. The driver,
a forty year old Port Stanley woman was administered a roadside screening for alcohol
and registered a fail. She was arrested at the scene and transported to the Colin
McGregor Justice Building for further testing. Results indicated the woman had one
and a half times the legal amount of alcohol in her system. She was charged with
Operation while Blood Alcohol Concentration 80 plus and held in custody until sober.
The woman was also fined for several Highway Traffic Act infractions including G1
Driver, unaccompanied by qualified driver, Novice driver Blood Alcohol Concentration
above zero and Drive motor vehicle without proper rear lights. The woman was later
released on an Undertaking to appear in court. Her vehicle was seized and impounded
for seven days.
Forty one year old John Kellogg was arrested early this morning around 1:30 am on
Curtis Street near Mondamin. Officers on general patrol saw Kellogg and recognized
him as being wanted on a probation warrant. Kellogg was taken into custody without
incident and transported to the Colin McGregor Justice Building for processing.
The warrant was issued after Kellogg was alleged to have breached his probation
conditions. He was charged one count Breach of Probation and later released with
a court date.
An alert resident living in an apartment building on Avon Road called police early
this morning around 3 am after seeing two men in the parking lot trying car door
handles and a dark SUV running nearby. The men had left the area in the vehicle
heading southbound prior to police arrival. Officers discovered licence plate BAWS
902 had been taken from one of the vehicles in the parking lot and was attached
to the suspect vehicle. If you have any information about this incident or see a
dark SUV with licence plate BAWS 902 please contact STPS at 519-631-1224 or Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS Refer to Case #ST20001156
Thirty nine year old Corey Spizawka of St. Thomas was arrested early this morning
around 5:30 am at a downtown restaurant. Police were called after staff noticed
a male sleeping in the washroom. When police arrived they discovered Spizawka and
recognized him as being wanted on a probation warrant. The warrant was issued after
Spizawka allegedly breached his probation conditions. Spizawka was taken into custody
without incident and transported to the Colin McGregor Justice Building. He was
charged with one count Breach of Probation and held for a court appearance.
A thirty six year old Talbot Street business owner has been arrested and charged
with three counts of Fraud after leaving a trail of victims. The first victim is
a contract employee. The owner is alleged to have defrauded the employee of over
$3000 after trying to pay them with a cheque written on a closed account. The second
victim is another business owner. The man is then alleged to have defrauded a second
business owner of over two thousand dollars after scamming them into a charity act.
The victim agreed to front over two thousand dollars to purchase a transport truck
of discounted food for the local food bank just before Christmas. The accused cashed
the cheque keeping the money knowing the food was never going to be delivered. The
third victim was a private investor. The third victim is out $7500 after being offered
a bogus investment opportunity. The accused allegedly claimed to be buying a transport
truck full of coats and boots at a discounted rate to be resold at a profit. The
private investor forwarded the money. The transport truck never showed up because
it never existed. As a result the accused business owner is charge with two counts
of Fraud Under $5000 and one count of Fraud Over $5000. The owner was taken into
custody without incident yesterday after turning themselves in at the Colin McGregor
Justice Building for processing. The owner was later released on an Undertaking
with a court date to answer to the charges.
Laptop Stolen at Library
Police are investigating after a Dell laptop was stolen from the St. Thomas Public
Library. Sometime over the last two days someone cut the security cord on the laptop
and took it. The thief left behind an old broken laptop as a decoy so the staff
would not notice the theft right away. If you have any information about this theft
please contact STPS at 519-631-1224 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS Refer to
Twenty six year old Tyson Cushman of St. Thomas was arrested yesterday afternoon
in London by Officers from the London Police Service. Police were dealing with Cushman
on an unrelated matter when they discovered he was wanted on a warrant by St. Thomas
Police. Cushman was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Colin
McGregor Justice Building for processing. The warrant was issued after Cushman was
identified as the suspect recorded on security video shoplifting at Walmart earlier
in the week. As a result he was charged one count Theft under $5000 and four counts
Breach of Release Conditions. Cushman was later released on an Appearance Notice
Officers apprehended a 59 year old male in distress Wednesday night around 8 pm
on Talbot Street near Hiawatha. The man was in crisis, carrying a metal bar he believed
he needed for protection. The man was apprehended without incident and transported
to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital for treatment. Two officers escorted the
male for his own safety and waited two hours for him to be assessed by a doctor.
Officers were called to assist EMS with a 32 year old suicidal male on Forest Avenue
last night. When police arrived they discovered the man in crisis harming himself.
The man was apprehended and transported to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital
by EMS for treatment. Two officers escorted the male for his own safety and waited
three and a half hours for him to be assessed by a doctor.
Thirty nine year old Sarah Beer was arrested Wednesday afternoon around 4:30 pm
after she turned herself in at the Colin McGregor Justice Building. Beer was wanted
on a bench warrant for break and enter, theft under $5000 x4 and breach of release
conditions. The warrant was issued after Beer failed to attend several court dates
to answer to the charges. Beer was taken into custody without incident and later
released with a new court date.