Warrant / Theft / Scam Alert

Warrant

A thirty two year old male of no fixed address was arrested Monday morning on Talbot Street.  Officers on Community Patrol recognized the man as being wanted on a warrant.  The warrant was issued after the was identified as the suspect recorded on security video breaking into a business in the industrial area.  He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Colin McGregor Building for processing.  He was charged with Break and Enter, Breach of Probation x3 and Theft Under $5000.  He was later released on an Undertaking with court date.  ^12482

Warrant

A twenty nine year old St. Thomas woman was arrested Monday morning on Elm Street.  Officers on Community Patrol were dealing with the woman on an unrelated matter when they discovered she was wanted.  A warrant was issued after she was identified as the suspect recorded on security video stealing items from the front porch of a home on St Catharines Street back in July.  She was taken into custody without incident for processing and charged with Theft Under $5000.  She was later released on an Appearance Notice for court. ^12489

Theft

Police are investigating after a resident reported valuables missing from inside their apartment after they hired an individual cleaner into the home to do some work.  Several valuables were reported missing from a bedroom.  ^12496

Scam Alert

A seventy six year old St. Thomas man has been scammed out of $9000 after falling victim to the grandparent scam.  The man was awoken suddenly by a middle of the night call where he was told by someone posing as a lawyer that his grandson had been involved in a collision and needed nine thousand dollars cash to be released by police.  The lawyer had also conveniently arranged for a “court bailiff” to attend the residence and pick up the money.  The man attended the bank in the morning, withdrew the money and handed it over to a woman driving a black SUV who attended his residence that afternoon.  To all the grandparents out there who want to keep their grandchildren safe…..please know that this is not how the Canadian Court System works.  Even if your grandchild was charged with an offence IN ANY JURISDICTION and needed bail money, the money would have to be submitted at the court house.  INSIDE the courthouse to a clerk from the Ministry of the Attorney General.  No bail can be collected in cash at your house.  Your first step is to call your grandchild. Reach out and see if you can get ahold of them.  If you can’t, start calling everyone in your family to see where they are.  PLEASE if you ever have any questions…reach out to us here at the St. Thomas Police Service 519-631-1224 or visit www.antifraudcentre.ca for more info on regularly circulating scams.  Protect yourself and your money.  ^12505

Theft

A twenty six year old St. Thomas woman is wanted by police after she was identified as the suspect recorded on store security video shoplifting $175 worth of jewellery and electronics from a Grocery store on the east end of Talbot Street.  The woman dropped the items and fled when approached by Loss Prevention Officers at the store.  She is wanted for Theft Under $5000. ^12510

Theft

A bag and wallet containing cash, debit and credit cards has been reported stolen from inside a delivery truck parked behind the Foodland Store on Talbot Street Monday between 3 – 3:30 pm.  If you have any information about this theft please contact STPS at 519-631-1224 or www.stthomascrimestoppers.ca Refer to case #ST22012514

Warrant

A forty one year old St. Thomas man was arrested early Tuesday morning.  Officers on Community Patrol recognized the male as being wanted on several outstanding warrants.  He was taken into custody and transported to the Colin McGregor Building.  His outstanding charges included Possession of Stolen Cheques, Utter Forged Cheque, Defraud by Cheque, Breach of Release.  The man was additionally charged with Obstruct Police after trying to produce a false name to the Officer, Possession of Break and Enter Tools after they were located in his backpack during and Breach of Curfew.  The man was held in custody for a bail court appearance. ^12537

 

 

 

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