Fraud / Theft / Break and Enter / Assault / Robbery

Fraud
St. Thomas Police have arrested a forty two year old local man in relation to a fraud investigation that began back in December of 2017.  The man along with his forty one year old female accomplice deposited bogus cheques through the ATM at a downtown bank on several occasions throughout the month of December.  Each time the cheques were deposited, the two immediately withdrew the funds knowing the cheque would be returned insufficient funds.  The images of the couple were captured on the bank’s security camera allowing police  to quickly identify the two accused.  As a result the man is charged with nine counts of Fraud Under $5000 and nine counts of Utter Forged Document.  He was held in cells at the Colin McGregor Justice Building overnight for court the next day.  The woman is still at large and is wanted for three counts of Fraud Under $5000 and three counts of Utter Forged Document.
Theft
An eighteen year old male has been charged after running from a downtown jewellery store with a stolen watch in is hand.  The suspect entered the store on Wednesday and asked staff to show him a gold and diamond watch valued at $475.00.  When the clerk held up the watch the suspect snatched it and ran from the store.  Officers located the watch and arrested the suspect on Talbot Street the following day.  Police discovered the male had also stolen two bottles of liquor from the LCBO.  He was taken into custody without incident.  As a result the accused is charged with two counts of Theft Under $5000 and six counts of Fail To Comply With Sentence.  The accused was held in cells at the Colin McGregor Justice building overnight for court the next day.
Break and Enter
A twenty year old St. Thomas woman has been arrested after she broke into the enclosed front porch of a home on Elizabeth Street Thursday around 10 am.  The woman stole a pair of Timberland boots valued at one hundred dollars from the porch and ran away.  The owner of the house was home at the time of the incident and called police after being alerted by her barking dogs.  The owner was able to give police a description of the suspect and officers arrested her a short distance away.  As a result the accused is charged with one count of Break and Enter To Commit Theft.  She was held in cells at the Colin McGregor Justice Building for Court the next day.
Assault
A twenty four year old man wanted in connection to an assault back on January 30th was arrested by officers Thursday.  The arrest stems from a fight between two men near the intersection of Ross and Lydia Streets earlier in the year.
Robbery
A twenty six year old St Thomas man has been arrested after assaulting an employee of the Metro Grocery Store during a theft.  The accused was observed by staff filling a large bag with meat at the back of the store when they became suspicious.  Two employees stood near the exit and when the accused tried to leave the store without paying for the meat he was confronted by staff.  The thief tried to escape and punched one of the employees.  He was held until police arrived and  taken into custody without incident.  As a result he is charged with two counts of Utter Threats To Cause Harm, one count of Robbery and one count of Breach of Probation.  He was held in custody at the Colin McGregor Justice Building overnight for court.  No injuries were sustained in the incident.
 
 

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