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Threats/ Scam Alert

On Tuesday May 15, 2018 at around 2:30 p.m. the St. Thomas Police conducted a traffic stop in the area of Kains St. and St. Catharine St.  While on that traffic stop, a male exited a nearby residence and began to aggressively walk towards the officer. The 26 year old male started making a gun gesture with his hand and was yelling profanities at the officer. In an attempt to de-escalate the situation the male and the driver of the vehicle were asked to leave the area but the male continued at the officer getting in his face saying “make me”. The man then made a serious verbal threat of harm towards the officer at which point he was placed under arrest for Uttering Threats. The accused who is currently on probation was also charged with one count of Breach of Probation. The 26 year old man was held in custody for court.
Scam Alert
On May 15, 2018 the St. Thomas Police Service were made aware of an internet scam involving emails to people, informing them about unpaid charges on their ITunes account. The fraudsters are then asking for payment in Apple ITunes cards to rectify the problem.
Police want to remind people that legitimate organizations will not ask you to pay using iTunes gift cards. If you suspect that you may be a target of fraud, or if you have already sent funds, don’t be embarrassed – you’re not alone. If you want to report a fraud, or if you need more information, contact The Canadian Anti- Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or the St. Thomas Police Service at 519-631-1224.

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