July 5th, 2019 - On Thursday July 4, 2019 at around 8:00 a.m. police arrested 30
year old Christopher O’Connor on an outstanding warrant stemming from a drug related
incident in December 2017. After being taken into custody, O’Connor was found to
be in possession of 3.5 grams of Fentanyl. The accused is charged with one count
of Possession of a Controlled Substance and he was later released to the custody
of the Elgin County O.P.P. who also held arrest warrants for the accused.
At 11:00 a.m. on July 4th the St. Thomas Police arrested 32 year old Dillon Churchill
at the Elgin County Courthouse on an outstanding warrant. The warrant was in relation
to a fraud incident that had occurred in July 2018. The accused was held in custody
for a court appearance.
Police responded to a report of theft at Walmart around noon hour on Thursday July
4th. Loss prevention staff observed a male run from the store exiting through the
emergency exit at the garden center. The male was carrying a white and green bag
over his shoulder. Store video was reviewed and it was determined that the male
took $144.00 worth of merchandise which he made no attempt to pay for before exiting
the store. In review of the video, police recognized the 39 year old male suspect
from previous dealings. Police checked the area but were unable to locate the male.
As a result of this incident a warrant will be sought for the accused who will be
charged with one count of Theft Under $5000 and one count of Breach of Recognizance.
A 21 year old male turned himself into police on Thursday July 4, 2019 in relation
to a breach of release conditions that had occurred earlier in the week. The male
is charged with one count of Breach of Undertaking and was later released with a
future court date.
Just before 1:00 p.m. on July 4th the St. Thomas Police were called to a Talbot
St. apartment for an unwanted person. In dealing with the original complaint police
discovered the complainant 30 year old Julia Brownlee was wanted on an outstanding
warrant relating to threats. As a result Brownlee was arrested on the power of the
warrant and taken into custody. The accused was later released on a Promise to Appear.
On Thursday July 4, 2019 at around 4:00 p.m. police responded to a report of loud
music and a possible disturbance at a downtown apartment. When police arrived they
located a 47 year old male at the address who was on conditions not to be there.
The male was arrested and charged with one count of Breach of Recognizance and one
count of Breach of Probation. The accused was held in custody for a court appearance.
Just after 6:00 p.m. on Thursday July 4th police were dispatched to a west end residence
with regards to a domestic disturbance. A 55 year old female had left her residence
seeking help from neighbours as a result of the confrontation. Investigation revealed
that the female had been pushed, punched and grabbed by her 54 year old husband
during the altercation before she left the residence for assistance. The 54 year
old male was arrested and charged with one count of Assault. He was later released
with conditions and a future court date. The victim’s physical injuries appeared
to be minor in nature and did not require medical attention.
The St. Thomas Police were called to a report of a domestic disturbance at a west
end residence around 7:00 p.m. on July 4th. Investigation revealed that earlier
in the evening the victim an 18 year old female had been involved in a heated argument
with her 16 year old ex-boyfriend. This argument turned physical when the ex-boyfriend
threw the victim to the bed and held her down not allowing her to get away. The
victim was eventually able to get free but again was stopped from leaving the bedroom
by the 16 year old male who got the victim in a bear hug from behind. This back
and forth struggle continued for about an hour before the victim was finally able
to get free and leave the residence to call police. Police located the 16 year old
male later in the evening and as a result of this incident at 10:40 p.m. the 16
year old male was arrested and charged with one count of Assault and one count of
Forcible Confinement. The accused was later released to a parent with conditions
and a future court date. The victim sustained minor physical injuries that did not
require medical attention.
On Thursday July 4, 2019 at 11:25 p.m. police were called to a downtown address
for an unwanted male. Investigation revealed the male was 26 year old Justin Dobson
who was currently wanted by the St. Thomas Police on an outstanding warrant relating
to a breach of release conditions. Dobson was placed under arrest on the power of
the warrant and he was held in custody for a court appearance.