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Impaired/Stolen Vehicle/Shoplifter

April 27 2018
On Friday April 27, 2018 at approx 8pm police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the west end of the city.  Police detected an odour of alcohol on the male driver’s breath.  Police administered the approved roadside screening device and the driver failed.  The driver of the motor vehicle was transported to the St. Thomas Police Station where further testing was completed.  The 48 year old St. Thomas resident subsequently was charged with having more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.  He was later released with a future court date.
April 28 2018
In the early morning hours of Saturday April 28, 2018 while on general patrol an officer was attempting to conduct a traffic stop when the officer came across a vehicle being stolen out of  a laneway in the south end of the city.  A lone male occupant exited the vehicle being stolen and ran to another waiting vehicle where he then fled in the second vehicle.   The second vehicle was confirmed stolen.  A short pursuit was initiated by police however it was discontinued for public safety.  Officers later located the same stolen vehicle parked at a local business.  When police tried to box the vehicle in again the driver drove across the lawn and away from police.  The stolen vehicle was last seen heading westbound on highway 3 from First Avenue in St. Thomas.  The stolen vehicle is described as a 2005 White GMC Sierra pickup truck with an Ontario licence plate (6225FL).  The driver of the vehicle has not been identified.  If this vehicle is located DO NOT approach it. Please contact the police immediately.   The original vehicle that was trying to be stolen by the suspect was recovered and will be processed by the forensic identification unit.  If anyone has any information relating to this investigation please contact the St. Thomas Police Service at 519-631-1224 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
April 29 2018
On Sunday April 29, 2018 a 22 year old St. Thomas female was arrested for shoplifting and for breaching her release conditions.  She was transported to the St. Thomas Police Service and was subsequently released with a future court date.

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