Long Weekend Call Tracker: 163 Calls for Service (between Friday August 3rd at 4
pm and 6 am Tuesday August 7th)
Cheques Stolen back in 2010 Surface During Fraud Investigation
A St. Thomas resident contacted Police back on May 10th after noticing unusual activity
on one of his bank accounts. The man reviewed his statement after being notified
by the bank that his account was in overdraft. The man observed three cheques had
been fraudulently written on his account totaling sixteen hundred dollars. Officers
were able to collect scanned images of the cheques and bank security video of the
individual cashing them. The suspect turned out to be a former room mate who lived
with the victim in 2010. The suspect kept the stolen cheques for over eight years
before using them. As a result a thirty four year old London woman turned herself
into the Police at the Colin McGregor Justice Building Wednesday August 1st. She
was wanted on a warrant for one count of Fraud Under $5000, one count of Utter Forged
Document and one count of Possession of Stolen Property. The woman was later released
on a Promise to Appear in Court.
Neighbour Dispute Leads to Assault
A fifty five year old St. Thomas man was arrested around 1:30 am on Wednesday August
1st after a neighbour dispute turned violent. The man went outside for a cigarette
when he noticed his sixteen year old neighbour sitting on his scooter. An argument
ensued and resulted in the man grabbing the youth by the neck and pushing him. No
injuries were reported during the incident. As a result the man has been charged
with one count of Assault and was later released on a Promise to Appear in Court.
Porch Pirates Arrested
St. Thomas Police were contacted by a concerned citizen around 10 am on Friday August
3rd after they witnesses two men acting suspicious with a cardboard box from Amazon.
The two men were seen in a parking lot on Curtis Street opening a cardboard box
that appeared to be destined for delivery to a residence. Once the men opened the
box they were observed hiding a BOSCH reciprocating saw in a duffel bag. The alert
citizen photographed the two suspects just before they left the area leaving the
cardboard box behind. Officers seized the box addressed to a Hamilton Street home.
The two suspects were quickly identified by Officers using the photo taken by the
citizen. They were located about an hour later in a parking lot on Talbot Street.
During the arrest police seized the saw and 1.7 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine.
As a result a forty year old St. Thomas man is charged with one count of Possession
of Stolen Property and one count of Breach of Probation, he was held in cells at
the Colin McGregor Justice Building for court. A twenty two year old St. Thomas
man has been charged with one count of Possession of Stolen Property and one count
of Drug Possession, he was later released on a Promise to Appear.
Industrial Area Break and Enter
An auto shop located on Burwell Rd was broken into over the weekend and twenty thousand
dollars worth of merchandise was stolen. The business had been locked up for the
weekend at 1 pm on Saturday. When employees returned Monday morning, they discovered
the back door pried open. Missing items include: Four Cummins diesel transmissions,
four diesel performance converters and one diagnostic computer. STPS are asking
the public to contact police or Crime Stoppers if they have any information about
the break and enter or know the whereabouts of the stolen property. STPS 519-631-1224
www.stthomaspolice.ca OR 1-800-222-TIPS www.stthomascrimestoppers.ca
A 2011 Red Chevrolet Malibu was stolen from a William Street driveway sometime early
Monday morning. The owner reports last seeing his vehicle around midnight and noticed
it missing around 9 am Monday morning. The vehicle had licence plate BXCJ 841 attached
to it at the time of the theft. If you have any information about this theft or
the whereabouts of the vehicle, please contact St. Thomas Police at 519-631-1224
www.stthomaspolice.ca or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS www.stthomascrimestoppers.ca
A thirty five year old St. Thomas woman was arrested around 11:30 am on Monday August
6th after she was causing a disturbance at a St. George Street residence. The woman
was wanted on a warrant for failing to attend her July 17th court date to answer
to charges of Theft Under $5000 and Breach of Conditions. The woman was held in
custody at the Colin McGregor Justice Building for Court.