June 26th, 2019 - St Thomas Police have arrested four youths in connection to a
disturbance near a local high school that occurred back on Tuesday June 18th. Three
fifteen year old females and one fourteen year old female from London attended St.
Thomas with a group of youths over a disagreement with some students from St. Thomas.
The four were involved in a physical altercation that has resulted in them all being
charged each with one count of Assault. One fifteen year old was additionally charged
with one count Robbery with Theft and one count Breach of Youth Probation. The investigation
into the incident is ongoing and police urge victims to come forward to police if
they have not already done so. Anyone with any information or video of the incident
is asked to contact STPS at 519-631-1224 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS stthomascrimestoppers.ca
Refer to Case #ST19008642
A twenty nine year old St Thomas man was arrested Monday afternoon around 4:30 pm
as he rode his bike down Burwell Rd. Officers on general patrol recognized the male
as a suspect shoplifter from a Walmart security video. Loss Prevention Officers
forwarded the video to police after they recorded the male back on June 18th enter
the store and steal several tools. The man was taken into custody without incident
and later released on a Promise to Appear in Court. He is charged with one count
of Theft Under $5000.
An alert citizen who took the initiative to report suspicious activity has helped
police arrest a thief and return stolen property to the rightful owner. The incident
began when a citizen called police back on June 12th to report a suspicious male
walking down the street at 11:30 pm going into several back yards with a weed eater
over his shoulder. Officers attended the area, identified the male as thirty eight
year old Kevin Ashford of St. Thomas and seized the weed eater for investigation.
Information gathered later on by the STPS Street Crimes Unit revealed the weed eater
was stolen from an address close to where the male was stopped and questioned. The
owner was tracked down through a product serial number and the weed eater was returned.
Ashford is now charged one count Theft Under $5000, one count Possession of Stolen
Property and once count Breach of Release Conditions. Police urge anyone and everyone
who notices any suspicious behaviour in their neighbourhood to please call us! 519-631-1224
A thirty six year old St. Thomas man has been arrested after he smashed a car window
to steal a purple Calvin Klein purse. The theft occurred back on June 19th when
the suspect was recorded on security video a short time later using a stolen credit
card he located inside the purse. Officers were eventually able to identify the
man in the video and located him on Talbot Street yesterday afternoon. The man was
taken into custody without incident and is now charged one count Mischief Under
$5000, one count Theft Under $5000 and one count Breach of Release Conditions. He
was later released on a Promise to Appear in Court.