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Another Grocery Theft and First Quarter Stats

Another Grocery Theft

April 13th, 2018 - A thirty one year old St. Thomas woman was arrested yesterday around 4:30 p.m. at the Real Canadian Superstore after she tried to walk out with over six hundred dollars of stolen merchandise in her cart.

Thanks to an alert citizen who called police from the location, officers were able to stop the theft and take the woman into custody. The woman was held in cells at the Colin McGregor Justice building overnight for court. She is facing charges of one count of Theft Under $5000 and one count of Breach of Reognizance.

STPS Release First Quarter Stats

First quarter stats are in for 2018 and the data collected is as follows:

  • Calls For Service To Police 4,036 (up 971 from 3065 in 2017)
  • Criminal Code Charges 513 (up 191 from 322 in 2017)
  • Impaired Driving Offences 11 (up 7 from 4 in 2017)
    • 3 offences in the first quarter are by drug, creeping up to 2017's total of 5 for the year
  • Mental Health Calls 384
    • These calls are related to addiction, homelessness and mental health. The calls are time consuming for police and we are working closely with community partners and in house mental health response workers to alleviate the pressures on police resources
  • Drug Enforcement 40 (up 28 from 2017)
    • These numbers are the result of a newly formed Street Crimes Unit and frontline Uniform Patrol working together

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Last Updated: Friday, 13 April 2018 10:56:30 AM EST

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