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Media for February 7th


The St. Thomas Police is pleased to announce that Victim Services Elgin has transitioned into a new office space at the St. Thomas Police Station.  This move will allow for enhanced collaboration between Victim Services and the St. Thomas Police, resulting in offering the best supports possible to our community.  Victim Services Elgin will continue to offer the same supports as always to community members served in the Elgin OPP and Aylmer Police catchment areas.  Victim Services Elgin works closely with Police, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Departments and Social Service advocates to ensure members of our community are supported during and immediately after a crisis or traumatic event, such as domestic violence, sexual assault, theft/fraud, homicide, fire and motor vehicles collisions.


Officers on Community Patrol were called to a downtown service in the west end yesterday morning after a report of an unwanted man.  A 32 year old St. Thomas man was located a short distance away.  It was learned that he was on a Probation Order not to attend that address nor to speak to staff members there.  He was arrested without incident and transported to the Colin McGregor Building for court.  He was later released with a future court date.  After his release it was determined that he had caused damage to his holding cell.  A warrant has been issued for him for the charge of Mischief under $5,000.


City Police were contacted by Parks and Recreational employees yesterday after they learned that three of the City By Law signs were stolen sometime over the weekend.  These signs  were located along the Lake Margaret Trail.  ST23001981


Officers on Community Patrol observed a male and female arguing in front of a downtown apartment building yesterday.  The Officer recognized the female to be wanted on a Warrant for failing to comply with her release order x 2.   The Officer attempted to speak to the couple and they fled inside the apartment building and into the males apartment.  The 27 year old St. Thomas woman was released by the courts with a condition to not communicate with this male nor attend his apartment.  A warrant has been issued for her arrest with two more charges for failing to comply with her Release Order.


Last night at approximately 9:o0pm a homeowner on Park Avenue heard a noise in his backyard.  He discovered that his shed had been broken into, the lock had been cut.  Nothing was stolen.  Officers on Community Patrol and attended and were unable to locate the suspect.  ST23002021


To follow up from the incident yesterday where a citizen on Wellington Street reported that their vehicle had been entered overnight and ID, credit cards/debit cards, cash and gift cards were stolen.  The victim also reported that the credit card had been used three times in the city.  Video surveillance of the crime was reviewed of the suspect, Police attended the stores where the purchases had been made and were able to determine that the same person broke into the car and used the cards shortly after for purchases.  The 21 year old male was identified and located and was arrested without incident.  He was transported to the Colin McGregor Building for processing.  He was charged with Theft Under $5,000, Use of credit card x 3 and Trespass by Night.  He was later released with a future court date.  ST23001933



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