Media Release for May 14th, 2022

Warrants

On May 13th, 2022, officers from the Oxford OPP were dealing with a 65 year old male on an unrelated matter when I was discovered that the St Thomas Police held a warrant for his arrest.  The man was taken into custody and later released on an Appearance Notice.  *7035

On May 13th, 2022, officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle.  Inside the vehicle was a 40 year-old female who was currently wanted on an outstanding warrant.  She was taken into custody and held for a court appearance.  She was later released by the courts.  *7042

On May 13th, 2022, a St Thomas police officer who was walking the beat in the downtown core came across a 36 year-old male who was known to have an outstanding warrant.  The man was taken into custody and held for a court appearance.  He was later released by the courts.  *7046

On May 13th, 2022, a St Thomas police officer who was walking the beat in the downtown core came across a 32 year-old male who was known to have an outstanding warrant.  He was taken into custody and later released on an Undertaking.  *7049

Sexual Assault

On May 13th, 2022, a 21 year-old male attended the police station to turn himself in.  He was currently wanted after a lengthy investigation by the Criminal Investigation Branch in regards to a historic sexual assault.  The man was taken into custody without issue and later release on an Undertaking.  *7053

Fail to Comply

On May 13th, a 67 year-old male was charged with 3 counts of failing to comply with conditions of his Probation Order after he was located at a downtown restaurant he is currently banned from attending.  He was released on an Appearance Notice.  *7078

Impaired

On May 13th shortly before 9pm, the St Thomas Police received calls in regards to a vehicle driving erratically.  Officers on Community Patrol located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.  It was determined that the 75 year-old male driver had been drinking alcohol and his ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired.  He was arrested and brought to the police station for breath tests.  The results of the breath tests revealed he had more than double the legal amount of alcohol in his blood and was additional charged with impaired 80 plus.  *7088

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