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Media July 31, 2021

Media Release for July 31, 2021


Path of Garbage Leads to Charges

West End Store Merchants contacted the St. Thomas Police early on Friday morning after a distraught male was observed kicking over garbage cans into the roadway on Talbot Street.  The male left a trail of garbage down the west end of Talbot Street, causing local merchants and city staff to clean up the mess.  37 year old Joseph Penfound was located by officers and arrested for the Mischief.  Penfound was also currently at large and bound by a Probation Order, so he was arrested and brought before the courts on Friday morning.  Penfound was subsequently released by the courts, only to be arrested early Saturday morning for separate offences following an investigation into a theft allegation.  He was subsequently charged with theft under $5000 and failing to comply with conditions of his probation.  At the time of this arrested he was also in possession of 6.5 grams of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine.  He was later released, with a future court date.


Domestic Altercation leads to further charges

Police were called to a domestic incident on Friday, where it is alleged that a 22 year old female caused significant damage to an apartment and assault her former boyfriend.  It was learned that the same female was already being sought for a separate incident at the residence days prior, where it was alleged that she had assaulted the same male.  The female is currently wanted by police for numerous domestic related offences.


Arrest Made in Talbot Street Break-in

Police have arrested a 24 year old man in response to a break and enter investigation on July 29th.  The male turned himself into police on Friday night after learning that he was wanted following the investigation.  The male had allegedly broken into a neighboring apartment, damaging a door, and removing a mountain bike.  The male was released from custody with a future court date.


Small Fire on Talbot leads to Charges

Police responded with St. Thomas Fire shortly after 11pm Friday night to a fire on Talbot Street.  Upon arrival it was determined that the fire had been set in a garbage bin.  While crews were on scene a second fire was observed in front of a nearby business.  As a result Lynn Wall, 36, has been charged with Arson.  Wall would later be released from custody with a future court date.

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