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STPS  Stolen Bank Statement  Warrants  Mischief  Second Coppertone Sentencing

Second Coppertone Sentencing

June 7th, 2019 - A second court case has been settled as the result of "Project Coppertone"

Thirty three year old Andrew Ryan Dwyer of St. Thomas has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison after pleading guilty to several drug related charges in relation to Project Coppertone along with additional drug charges out of London. Dwyer's arrest was one of the many made by members of the Street Crimes Unit during a nine month crime sweep of the city that ended in October of 2018. At the end of the project, dozens of arrests were made, half a million dollars worth of crystal methamphetamine, cocaine and purple fentanyl was seized by police along with tens of thousand of dollars in cash and weapons.

Dwyer was charged by the Street Crimes Unit of the St. Thomas Police Service with five counts of Drug Trafficking.

Stolen Bank Statements

A thirty three year old St. Thomas man was arrested yesterday around the noon hour after he presented an account statement to a bank clerk and demanded the balance be withdrawn. The bank employee knew the male did not work for the business and contacted police. Officers arrived on scene and discovered the man had allegedly stolen the statement from the business mailbox and attempted to withdraw money. The man was taken into custody without incident and charged one count Possession of Stolen Property and one count Breach of Release Conditions. He was later released on a Promise to Appear in Court.

Warrant

A twenty three year old St. Thomas woman wanted on a warrant turned herself in at the Colin McGregor Justice Building yesterday afternoon. The bench warrant was issued after the woman failed to attend her court date to answer to charges of two counts Assault and three counts Breach of Release Conditions. The charges were laid by St. Thomas Police Officers in connection to an incident that happened just over a year ago in May of 2018. The woman was taken into custody without incident for processing and later released on a Promise to Appear in Court.

Warrant

An eighteen year old Goderich teen wanted on a warrant by STPS was arrested yesterday by Ontario Provincial Police. Officers from the Huron Detachment were dealing with the teen on an unrelated matter when they discovered she was wanted. The teen was taken into custody without incident and transported to St. Thomas. She was held at the Colin McGregor Justice Building for court. The bench warrant was issued after the teen failed to attend her court date. She is currently charged two counts Breach of Release Conditions, one count Obstruct Police, two counts Drug Possession, one count Theft Under $5000, one count Possession of Break and Enter Tools, two counts Fail to Attend Court that date back to an incident in March of 2018 when officers arrested the female after stopping a stolen vehicle.

Warrant

Thirty nine year old Corey Spizawka of St. Thomas was arrested yesterday afternoon around 3:30 pm. Officers on patrol saw Spizawka on Parkside Drive and recognized him as being wanted on a warrant for six counts Breach of Release Conditions and two counts Theft Under $5000. As officers placed him under arrest, Spizawka took off running. A short foot chase ensued ending just inside Pinafore Park. After Spizawka was taken into custody Officers located a syringe loaded with purple Fentanyl and several hydromorphone pills. Street value of the illicit drugs is around $170. As a result Spizawka is also charged one count Escape Lawful Custody, two counts Drug Possession and one count Breach of Release Conditions. He was held for court.

Mischief

A twenty seven year old St. Thomas woman was arrested yesterday evening around 5:30 pm after trying to break into the mailbox at her Gladstone Ave apartment. The woman was charged one count of Mischief Under $5000 after damaging the mailbox with a crow bar and hammer. The woman was allegedly trying to retrieve her Ontario Works cheque after losing the key.

Intoxicated Male

A sixty one year old St. Thomas man was arrested on Talbot Street last night around 8 pm after being belligerent to a cab driver. The intoxicated male was picked up at a downtown bar and was being driven to his destination when he started yelling at the driver. The driver pulled over and order the man out of the cab. The man refused to pay the fare and police were called. The man was taken into custody without incident, held at the Colin McGregor Justice Building until sober and fined for being Intoxicated in a Public Place. He later payed the cab fare and was released.

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