STPS Media Release for Saturday November 19, 2022


The Criminal Investigations Branch is investigating after a shotgun slug was fired through the front entrance door of an apartment building in the south end of the city. The incident occurred shortly before 7am on Friday. No one was injured during the incident. If you have any information about this incident please contact STPS at 519-631-1224 or Refer to case #ST22018708.


Police are investigating after a local St Thomas business reported a fraud related to an employee’s banking information. The business received an email from an unknown person posing as an employee. The fraudster requested to change their banking information and provided a void cheque. The change was made and when payday came, the money went to the fraudster’s bank account. The STPS reminds you to be alert to possible scammers and follow up with emails personally or on the phone before sending money or providing any personal information. ST22018709.


Police are investigating a shoplift incident that occurred on the afternoon of November 17th at a downtown business. A female filled a cart with numerous items and left making no attempts to pay. The female suspect has been identified through CCTV and charges are expected to be laid at the completion of the investigation. ST22018724.


On Wednesday night at approximately 11pm, several teenage males attended a fast food restaurant on Talbot St in a white vehicle. One of the male parties entered the store and stole a large promotional sign. If you have any information about this incident please contact STPS at 519-631-1224 or Refer to case #ST22018726.

Warrant Arrest

On Friday afternoon officers attended a downtown business for reports of a male party causing issues. The male was located a short distance away and a query revealed the 36 year old male was wanted on several warrants for failing to attend court. The male was arrested without incident and released with a future court date. ST22018729.

Impaired Driver

Shortly after 4pm on Friday police were called to check the on the well-being of a male asleep at the wheel of his vehicle. The vehicle was double parked on Talbot St. Upon arrival, Police woke up with male and after a brief conversation, formed a suspicion that the male was impaired by drug. Following a Standardized Field Sobriety Test, the male was placed under arrest for impaired operation of a conveyance. He was transported to the Colin McGregor Building and was evaluated by a Drug Recognition Expert who determined the male was in fact impaired by drug. The male was later released with a future court date. ST22018736.


At approximately 7:40pm police were called to the Elgin Mall for reports of a theft of an ice cream cake. A male youth has been charged with trespassing and theft. He was later released on an Undertaking with a future court date. ST22018744.

Mischief – Misuse of 911

On Friday night police received more than 60 nuisance 911 calls from a 35 year old St Thomas male. Police attended his residence on two occasions to offer assistance and warn him regarding misuse of the 911 system (mischief). The male continued calling 911 and as a result has been charged with mischief. The male was arrested and released on an Appearance Notice. ST22018749.

Break and Enter

Police are investigating a break and enter to the storage compound at Peavey Mart on Friday night. The suspect entered the compound via the east gate and set off multiple alarms. The premises were searched by police with the assistance of K9 Axle however, the suspect was not located. Police are reviewing video in hopes of identifying the suspect. If you have any information about this incident please contact STPS at 519-631-1224 or Refer to case #ST22018751.


Shortly after midnight on Saturday police were called to a residence on Highview Dr for reports of a male trying to break down a door with a bat or stick. Police attended and observed the door to be damaged. As a result of the investigation, a 17 year old is wanted by police for mischief. ST22018753.

Fail to Comply

At approximately 3:40am on Saturday police were called to an address on Elm St for reports of a disturbance. Police arrived and through investigation learned that one of the involved parties was on conditions to not attend the address as a result of previous domestic violence offences. The 42 year old male was subsequently arrested for Fail to Comply with Undertaking x 2. He was transported to the Colin McGregor Building where he was later released by the courts. ST22018759.


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