Media for July 18th


Officers on Community Patrol attended a Patricia Street address in regards to a mischief to a vehicle.  Sometime overnight of July 15th someone punctured two tires and used white spray paint to draw an obscene picture on a vehicle that was parked on the street.  ST22011060


An alert citizen called Police on July 17th at approximately 530am reporting they heard a ‘sawing’ noise coming from the back of a church on Elm Street.  Officers on Community Patrol attended and searched the area and  no one was located.  At the church, Police found pieces of copper wire that had been cut from the church’s air conditioning unit.  ST22011110

Officers on Community Patrol were called by Loss Prevention at Walmart on July 17th at approximately 415pm in regards to a shoplifter.  Loss Prevention reported a white male, with a thin build, wearing grey shorts, a blue sweater, black shoes and a beige hat entered the store, took a reusable bag from the display and proceeded to load up various items from around the store and put them in the bag.  The male made no attempt to pay for the items, and left the store and rode a bicycle westbound on Talbot St.  Stolen was beer, earbuds, a speaker, clothing and razors totaling $450.  The area was checked extensively and the suspect could not be located.  Video footage is being reviewed and the investigation is continuing.  ST22011126

Staff at The Inn on Princess Street contacted Police on July 17th in the evening hours to report that a hard drive was stolen from the community use computer in the shelter.  Video was reviewed and the suspect was identified.  Officers on Community Patrol located the 37 year old male shortly after and he was arrested without incident and transported to the Colin McGregor Building for processing.  He was charged with theft, mischief and two counts of failing to comply with his release order.  Investigation is on going in relation to other property in his possession upon his arrest and further charges could be added.  He was held in custody to await a court appearance today.  ST22011131


An officer on Community Patrol conducted a traffic stop on Talbot St. near First Avenue in the early hours of July 17th.  The passenger was identified as a 48 year old St. Thomas man who was on conditions not to communicate or be within 25 metres of the driver of the vehicle.  The male was arrested without incident and charged with two counts of Failing to Comply with his Release Order.


A Waterloo regional citizen reported to the St. Thomas Police that there was some fraudulent activity on her bank account that occurred here in St. Thomas and in Aylmer.  The citizen was alerted by her bank on July 14th that there was some suspicious activity on her accounts.  It was learned that someone entered her bank in St. Thomas and was issued a new debit card.  This debit card accessed three of the victims accounts.  $10,000 was transferred into an accessible account and $1,500 was withdrawn.  The suspect then attended the branch in Aylmer and withdrew $3,000 followed by $1,500.   The accounts are now frozen and the fraud is under investigation.   ST22011132



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