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STPS  Arrest Made in Theft From Construction Site

Theft From Construction Site

January 10th, 2019 - Fifty three year old Richard Lawrence Schleihauf of St. Thomas has been arrested in connection to thefts from two stores and a construction site. Police took Schleihauf into custody on Monday Janurary 7th during a traffic stop on Elm street when he was stopped for driving without a licence. Police were looking for Schleihauf after he was recorded on store security video shoplifting from both Walmart and the Real Canadian Superstore. Schleihauf was was also recorded returning new merchandise he allegedly stole from a construction site to a local hardware store. As a result of the investigation, he is now charged with two counts Operation While Prohibited, one count Drive While Suspended, one count Drive No Licence, two counts Theft Under $5000, one count Possession of Stolen Property and one count Trafficking in Stolen Property. Schleihauf was released on a Promise To Appear in Court dated for February.


A sixteen year old has been arrested after an argument with a fifteen year old turned physical. The female victim was in the hall way of her high school when the female accused is alleged to have attacked her. The victim received several punches and sustained minor injuries. The sixteen year old turned herself into police the following day at the Colin McGregor Justice Building in the presence of an adult. As a result she is now charged with one count of Assault and was released into the custody of her parent on a Promise to Appear in Youth Court next month.

Arrest Made in Break and Enters

Forty Three year old Michael William Hansen of St. Thomas was arrested yesterday Wednesday January 9th in connection to three separate break and enters in the city. Police took Hansen into custody shortly after being called to a daytime break and enter at a Dunwich Street residence. Investigation revealed that Hansen was also responsible for two other break and enters that occurred on the 17th and 27th of December where a storage unit behind a plaza located on Elm Street and Fairview Ave was entered. Following Hansen's arrest, members of the STPS street crimes unit executed a search warrant at his residence on Noble Lane. Officers secured several items suspected to be stolen and are still sifting through evidence that may lead to additional charges. During his arrest, Officers discovered Hansen had four syringes loaded with suspected hydromorphone hidden in his backpack. Hansen is now charged with three counts Break, Enter and Theft and one count Drug Possession. He was held in custody at the Colin McGregor Justice Building for Court.

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