POLICE SEARCH WARRANT RESULTS IN LARGE SEIZURE

 

On Tuesday August 23rd, the St. Thomas Police Service was able to effectively disrupt a hot spot for criminal activity in a residence near our downtown core.

As a result of a lengthy probe, members from the St. Thomas Police Services Street Crime and Property Crime Units executed a search warrant at a residence on Princess Avenue Tuesday morning.  Officers arrested several individuals, seized illicit drugs, weapons and recovered an estimated $25,000 worth of suspected stolen property.  The following individuals have been arrested and charged with the following offences:

Fifty year old Philip Arthur Zellman:

Three counts of Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order

Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a weapon

Two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5000

One count Drug Possession – Fentanyl

 

Twenty six year old Philip John Paul Zellman Jr.:

Fail to comply with Probation

Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a weapon

Two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5000

 

Forty seven year old Jason Robert Young:

Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a weapon

Two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5000

 

Forty four year old John Edward Joseph MacIntyre:

Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a weapon

Two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5000

One count drug possession – Fentanyl

All four men were taken into custody without incident and transported to the Colin McGregor Building for processing.  They were held in custody for a bail court appearance.  The investigation continues with the identification of owners pertaining to the seized property.  Further criminal charges are pending.

“We anticipate that this action will send a strong message to the several individuals now charged with numerous criminal offences, and to those that want to continue victimizing our community through property crime offences.  We will hold you accountable.  From a policing perspective, there are real challenges in piecing together the requisite information needed to legally justify police actions to this level.  We feel it is important that the community knows, your support on the many social media feeds was well-noted, and our attention has been intently focused on consistently gathering intelligence and piecing together this investigation for weeks.  This has been a collaborative effort and we thank the community for your assistance” says Deputy Chief Marc Roskamp.

 

 

 

 

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