On September 1, 2022 at approximately 1pm officers from the St. Thomas Police Service observed a 29-year-old male who was wanted on multiple arrest warrants. Officers attempted to catch up with the male who was on a bicycle and fled the area. The male eventually dropped the bicycle and began fleeing on foot where officers caught up with him and took him into custody.
The male person sustained an injury during the arrest. As a result of what occurred, the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) was notified and will lead the investigation in accordance with their mandate.
It remains our practice to be as transparent as possible with the public, having regard to the sensitivity of investigations and the limits placed upon us in releasing information in certain circumstances. When the SIU is engaged in an investigation such as this, we are prevented, by legislation, from discussing details of the matter.