Seat Belt Safety
March 14th, 2019 - Officers from the St. Thomas Police Service conducted a seat
belt check lane yesterday during the noon hour. Approximately eighty drivers were
stopped and two tickets were issued. The fine for not wearing a seat belt is $240
and two demerit points. Buckle up for safety!
Thirty two year old Michael John BROUGHTON of St. Thomas was arrested by officers
on a warrant yesterday afternoon around 2:30 pm. The warrant was issued by Probation
after Broughton breached one of his release conditions. Broughton was processed
and released on a Promise to Appear in Court next month.
Twenty eight year old Michael MAGINN of St. Thomas was arrested by officers yesterday
afternoon around 2:30 pm. Maginn was wanted on a warrant for Theft Under $5000 and
Breach of Release Conditions. The warrant stems from an incident last week where
police investigated a gas drive off from a station on Talbot Street. Maginn was
held in custody at the Colin McGregor Justice Building for court.
Police were called to the ATM vestibule at the Bank of Montreal on Talbot Street
last night after a customer reported a man sleeping on the floor. When officers
arrived they located at sixty four year old homeless man who had set up camp for
the night at the bank. The man was referred to several homeless support agencies
in the city however he refused assistance. The man was moved along by police and
did not return.
Twenty six year old Tanner Lindsay of St. Thomas was arrested last night after shoplifting
from the Real Canadian Superstore. Police attended the store after receiving a call
from another customer advising a male was in the meat department loading up a backpack
with steaks. The man then ran from the store making no attempt to pay for the items.
Officers located the suspect and took him into custody after a short foot chase.
Five premium steaks valued at $120 were located in his backpack. Lindsay was charged
one count of Theft Under $5000 and released on an Appearance Notice for Court.
Police arrested a thirty two year old St. Thomas woman during an early morning traffic
stop around 3:30 am. Officers discovered the woman travelling in the vehicle was
currently bound by court imposed release conditions to obey a curfew and several
non associations. The woman was out past her curfew and a second passenger in the
vehicle was a male the woman was not to communicate with. She was taken into custody
without incident and held at the Colin McGregor Justice Building for court.