Media for June 29th


City Police are warning the public about a grandparent scam that occurred in our city yesterday and is happening all over the area including Sarnia, Chatham and Peel Region.  The victims are told that their grandchild was involved in a motor vehicle collision and money is needed to bail them out of jail.  Victims are told not to say anything to anyone and they believe they are on a ‘gag order’ by Police.  The victim withdrew $10,000 cash from the bank and money was picked up from their residence by the suspects.  City Police are strongly urging our citizens to call us if you get a call like this one.  ST22009911


On June 28th Officers on Community Patrol were called to the Inn at 10 Princess Avenue in regards to an unwanted person who was refusing to leave the property.  Officers located 37 year old Lynn Wall in the front fenced in area.  Wall was asked to leave numerous times and refused to do so.  She threw her shoulder bag at Police and struck them in the body, she then spat on another officer.  Wall was arrested without incident and transported to the Colin McGregor building for processing.  She was charged with Assault Police, Assault Police with a weapon, fail to comply with her Probation Order, Possess Schedule 1 substance and Fail to leave premise when directed.  Wall appeared in court and was released with a future court date.  ST22009874


Sometime overnight a two vehicles were entered in the driveway of a Baldwin St. residence.  Stolen was some change and one of the vehicles ownership and insurance.  ST22009885


A warrant has been issued for 29 year old Kim Wismer after it was reported to Police that she had contacted a person that she was not to communicate with due to a previous Criminal Harassment charge.  ST22009890


A St. Thomas Builder reported to Police that sometime overnight 15 of their new homes in the cities south end were broken into overnight.  Entry was made either through the front doors or garage doors.  Stolen were numerous tools valuing approximately $4,000.   ST22009876


Officers on Community Patrol observed a male riding a bicycle in the area of Edward Street and Inkerman Street.  The cyclist was stopped for Highway Traffic Act infractions.  The male was identified as 41 year old Kevin Ashford.  He was in possession of a Milwaukee tool boxes that had the ‘spider’ security tags still on them.  Peavey Mart was contacted and it was confirmed that these tools and two other items that were in Ashford’s possession were stolen from their store.  Value of property stolen was $475.  Ashford was arrested without incident and was transported to the Police station for processing.  He was charged with Possession of stolen property obtained by crime and three counts of Breaching his Probation order.  He was held in cells overnight for court today.  ST22009910


A citizen who works at a local bicycle shop observed a bicycle on the front yard of a Princess Avenue residence.  One of his clients had told him that the bike had been stolen from him, so he stopped officers on Community Patrol and told them of his findings.  Police located the bicycle unattended on the lawn and were able to confirm that this bike had been reported to Police as stolen.  The bike was seized and the owner was contacted.




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