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Media Release May 7th, 2018

Media 07May/18
The St. Thomas police responded to 124 calls for service over the weekend from Friday evening until Monday morning.
On 05May/18 at approximately 11:30pm police attended a residence on Flora street regarding a domestic dispute called in by a neighbour. As a result, a 27-yr-old female was arrested and charged with one count of domestic assault and later released on conditions with a future court date. No injuries were sustained as a result of the assault.
During the early morning hours on 07May/18 police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle suspected to be involved with illicit drugs. A subsequent stop of the vehicle resulted in a 37-yr-old passenger being arrested on a warrant as well as being charged with 4 counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and 1 count of breaching a condition of his release. The driver of the vehicle, a 49-yr-old male was arrested and charged with 4 counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking as well as 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance. Police seized suspected fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine, and hydromorphone pills. The total of the seizure resulted in $6575 worth of drugs and cash. Both males were held in custody for a morning court appearance.
The St. Thomas Police Service in collaboration with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and participating  Municipal Police Services held a Gun Amnesty during the month of April.
The Gun Amnesty was for any Ontario resident who wished to voluntarily surrender unwanted or illegally-owned firearms, weapons, accessories or ammunition.
The Amnesty was a way to provide citizens with a safe way to surrender weapons and enhance public safety. During the Amnesty, Police did not recommend weapons-related Criminal Code charges that might otherwise apply to people who are turning in these items.
The firearms Amnesty in the city of St. Thomas resulted in 5 calls for service and the seizure of 7 firearms seized for destruction.

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