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STPS  Special Investigations Unit  Seventy Three Incident In 24 Hours

Special Investigations Unit

June 27th, 2019 - On June 26th, 2019 the St. Thomas Police Service contacted the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) after receiving a complaint about an incident involving police that occurred in the evening hours of June 25th.

On Wednesday June 26th, the SIU invoked their mandate to investigate incidents where serious injuries occur and all further inquiries should be directed to the SIU Communications Coordinator at (416) 622-2342.

Seventy Three Incident In 24 Hours

June 27th, 2019 - St. Thomas Police Officers responded to seventy three incidents in twenty four hours on Wednesday.

Arrest

A forty year old Sarnia man was arrested yesterday morning after officers on general patrol observed him walking down Kains Street with a gun case over his shoulder. Police stopped to question the man about the case and discovered he was carrying a .22 rifle without a safety lock. The man was also not licensed to possess a firearm. As a result he was charged one count Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, one count Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm and one count Careless Storage. He was later released on a Promise to Appear in Court.

Theft

A sixty year old St. Thomas man was arrested yesterday around the noon hour after he allegedly stole boots from Walmart. The man was observed by Loss Prevention Officers putting on new steel toe boots and leaving his old shoes in the box. He put the box back on the shelf and proceeded to walk out of the store. The man was arrested by Loss Prevention and held until STPS officers could attend and charge him with one count Theft Under $5000. He was later released on a Promise to Appear in Court.

Warrant

A thirty three year old St. Thomas man wanted on a Probation Warrant was arrested by Court Security Officers at the Elgin County Court House yesterday just after the lunch hour. The man had attended the court house on an unrelated matter when officers discovered he was wanted. The man was taken into custody without incident and held for a court appearance. The warrant stems from the accused breaching his probation conditions.

Warrant

A thirty six year old St. Thomas man wanted on a probation warrant turned himself in at the Colin McGregor Justice Building last evening around 5:30 pm. The warrant was issued after the man allegedly breached the conditions of his probation. He was taken into custody without incident and held overnight for court the next day.

Theft

A twenty seven year old St. Thomas woman was arrested yesterday evening around 6:30 after allegedly shoplifting a watch from Walmart. Loss Prevention Officers observed the woman open the packaging for a watch set with matching bracelets. The woman then walked out of the store wearing the set. She was arrested by Loss Prevention and held until STPS officers could attend and charge her with one count Theft Under $5000. She was later released on an Appearance Notice.

Teens Wanted

A seventeen year old girl and her sixteen year old friend are wanted by police after attacking another sixteen year old girl in Athletic Park last evening. The victim attended the park with a couple of friends planning on meeting up with others. When the others arrived the victim was hit with a stick and punched in the face. Police are now looking to charge the seventeen year old with one count of Assault and one count of Assault With a Weapon. The sixteen year old is to be charged with one count of Assault. The victim received minor injuries and sought medical attention on her own.

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