Police Respond to Several Calls

Noise Complaint Leads to Arrest

On August 11th at approximately 7:00 am police were called to an address on Hincks St. regarding noise described as yelling and screaming.  Upon arrival police observed a man coming out from behind the residence.  Police recognized the man and were aware he was on a court order not to attend that residence.  When the male saw police he took off running and was seen hopping fences in the neighbourhood to evade police.  Police caught up to the suspect behind a building on Talbot St. as he was removing his shirt.  At 7:11 am police apprehended the man and transported to the police station.  The 28 year old St. Thomas man was charged with 1 count of breach in relation to the prior release order.  He was held in custody pending a Bail Hearing.

Arrest Made in Break and Enter Investigation

A 29 year old St. Thomas man has been arrested for a break in on Devonshire Place that occurred last weekend.  On August 11th at approximately 7:30 am police on general patrol spotted the suspect in the downtown area.  He was arrested and transported to the station without incident.  The male has been charged with 1 count of Break and Enter, 1 count of Mischief and 3 counts of Fail to Comply.  He was held in custody for a court appearance.

Arrest Leads to Drug Charge

On August 11th at 9:03 am police observed a man near City Hall who was wanted for Theft and Fail to Comply with Probation. The man was taken into custody for these offences.  During the process he was found to be in possession of bolt cutters which he was prohibited from having from a previous court order.  He was also in possession of  0.1 grams of an illicit drug believed to be Fentanyl.  As a result of the arrest he was charged with 1 count of Possession of a Substance contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act., 1 count of Possession of Break In Instruments and 1 count Failure to Comply with a Release Order in relation to the bolt-cutters.  The 37 year old St. Thomas man was held in custody pending a court appearance.

Hit and Run

Police are looking for witnesses after a vehicle was struck on August 11th between the hours of 5:20 am and noon.  A 2010 black Ford Fusion was parked, unattended on the west curb of Alexandria Ave. north of Redan St. at the time of the accident.  The Fusion was struck by an unidentified vehicle that caused extensive damage to the driver’s side front corner and headlight.  The front wheels of the vehicle were also damaged. Witnesses are asked to call STPS at 519-631-1224 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  Refer to case ST20013391.


On August 11th at approximately 10:45 am a man wanted for failing to comply with a non-association court order was arrested on Talbot St.  He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the police station.  The 37 year old was held in custody for court.

On August 11th members of the STPS arrested a 22 year old man in London who was wanted on a warrant for failing to attend for fingerprints back in July.  The London resident was charged with the offence of  Fail to Attend for Fingerprints contrary to CC 145(4)(b) of his release order.  He was released with a future court date.  While in London on this matter the same officers were notified that London Police had another man in custody in relation to a separate warrant issued by STPS for the same offence.  The 34 year old man had failed to attend for fingerprints in June.  He was also charged and released with a further court date.

On August 11th at approximately 4:00 pm a 29 year old woman attended the police station to turn herself in on an arrest warrant issued last month.  The St. Thomas resident is alleged to have caused damage to a gazebo at the rear of an apartment building on Ross St.


On August 11th police took a report of mischief to a vehicle that had been parked on Station St. sometime between August 9th at 8:30 pm and August 10th at 7:00 am.  Unknown person(s) smashed the front passenger fog light of the vehicle and damaged the front bumper.  Witnesses are asked to call STPS at 519-631-1224 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  Refer to case ST20013402.

Hand Sanitizer Stolen

On August 11th at approximately 4:52 am an unknown man entered an apartment complex at 351 Elm St.  The suspect was captured on surveillance video entering the building and removing a hand sanitizer unit that was affixed to the wall.  The incident is under investigation and police are asking anyone with information to call STPS at 519-631-1224 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  You can also submit an anonymous tip by going to www.stthomascrimestoppers.ca  Refer to case ST20013383.

Weapons Call

At  5:47 am on August 12th police were called to 88 Confederation Drive after a male wielding a baseball started striking a vehicle occupied by three people, smashing the front windshield.  The vehicle attempted to flee the scene northbound on Confederation Drive as police arrived.   The first officer on scene observed the suspect with a baseball bat with arms raised as he was about to strike the vehicle again. As the officer approached the scene he noticed the occupants in the vehicle were in harm’s way.  The officer drew his Taser and the suspect immediately dropped the weapon and laid down on the roadway.  Several more officers arrived and the man was taken into custody.  Investigation revealed the vehicle’s occupants were known to the suspect and had been there waiting to purchase illicit drugs from him when the incident occurred.  Further investigation revealed the suspect was on court imposed conditions not to possess weapons.  The 21 year old man was transported to the police station and charged with Mischief and Failing to Comply with conditions of a recognizance of bail issued in May.




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