Media Release for Tuesday June 28, 2022

Media Release for Tuesday June 28, 2022

A 22 year old male is wanted by police following a gas theft that occurred on June 24, 2022 at a local gas station. The male pumped $110.30 worth of gasoline into his pick-up truck and then left without making any attempt to pay. The incident was captured on video and police were able to positively identify the driver. ^9638

A local church in the downtown core has reported the theft of a copper downspout. The downspout is approximately 30 feet in length and 5 inches in diameter. If you have any information about this incident or saw anything suspicious in the area please contact the STPS at 519-631-1224 or www.stthomascrimestoppers.ca. Please refer to incident ST22009799.

Sometime overnight on June 26th, an unknown suspect attempted to remove the catalytic converter from a vehicle parked in a driveway on Costello Ct. The suspect was unsuccessful but caused some minor damage to wiring and left some bolts behind. If you have any information about this incident or saw anything suspicious in the area please contact the STPS at 519-631-1224 or www.stthomascrimestoppers.ca. Please refer to incident ST22009823.

Police are investigating the theft of a bicycle from the corner of Talbot St and Mondamin St. At 1:27pm on June 27th, a male wearing dark clothing cut the lock and took the bike. He and another party wearing a white top left with the bike northbound on Mondamin St. The bicycle is described as a black SuperCycle mountain bike with white lettering outlined in red and rust on the handlebars. If you have any information about this incident or saw anything suspicious in the area please contact the STPS at 519-631-1224 or www.stthomascrimestoppers.ca. Please refer to incident ST22009825.

Police are investigating a Break and Enter to a shed sometime between June 23rd and June 27th. The incident occurred at an address on Wawa St. The suspect(s) stole a re-built mountain bike, a bag of pickle ball equipment, and a bag of baseball equipment. If you have any information about this incident or saw anything suspicious in the area please contact the STPS at 519-631-1224 or www.stthomascrimestoppers.ca. Please refer to incident ST22009836.

A St. Thomas man is out $10, 000 after falling victim to a ‘grandparent scam.’ The man received a call from someone posing as an RCMP officer. The scammer told the victim his grandson was being held by the RCMP but if he paid $10, 000, he would avoid a criminal record. At approximately 4:30pm on June 27th, the victim paid an unknown female $10, 000 in cash. The transaction took place in the Barwick St/ Hill St area. If you have any information about this incident or saw anything suspicious in the area please contact the STPS at 519-631-1224 or www.stthomascrimestoppers.ca. Please refer to incident ST22009849.

‘Grandparent scams’ are all too common – please educate yourself and your loved ones. Be suspicious of urgent requests for funds; verify the story by contacting other family members before sending money; and never send money to anyone under uncertain conditions.

On June 27th, a St. Thomas citizen reported her small flower print bag stolen from an address on Princess Av. The bag contained miscellaneous papers and the citizen’s journal. If you have any information about this incident or saw anything suspicious in the area please contact the STPS at 519-631-1224 or www.stthomascrimestoppers.ca. Please refer to incident ST22009862.

A 38 year old London man was arrested Monday night by members of the London Police Service. The man was wanted by St Thomas Police following the investigation into a sexual assault on a 10 year old child. The man was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Colin McGregor building for processing. The man was later released on an Undertaking with a future court date. ^9867

While conducting late night patrols, police located a 32 year old female inside Pinafore Park well after the 11pm closing time. While dealing with the female, officers learned she was wanted by police following a shoplifting investigation. The female was taken into custody without incident and released on an Appearance Notice with a future court date. ^9868

Members of the St. Thomas Police Service conducted a R.I.D.E program early on June 28th. Thirty-five vehicles were checked and one warning was issued for a Highway Traffic Act offence. The STPS thanks those stopped for driving sober!

The STPS have located a lost bike in search of its owner. It is a grey BMX style bike with blue rims. See the attached photo. If this is your bike, please contact the STPS at 519-631-1224. Please refer to incident ST22009853.

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