A 53 year old St. Thomas man was sent to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital for observations following a single Motor Vehicle Collision on Wilson Ave yesterday. His vehicle was Northbound on Wilson Ave when it entered the median and struck a tree. This incident is still under investigation.
A busy Day for Police
St. Thomas Police responded to 6 Motor Vehicle Collisions yesterday. Some were minor in nature and one very serious involving a motorcycle and car. With the spring season here that means construction season is also here. Police are reminding everyone that when travelling on roads you may be unfamiliar with as a result of many detours, please be patient. Take your time, watch for vehicles and make your turning movements safely.
A Red Line Taxi driver suffered minor injuries to his hand yesterday evening after having a knife put to his neck by a fare he had picked up at an East Ave address. At approximately 10:30pm the accused, 34 year old Todd Hanes had been picked up and asked the driver to take him to the hospital. Before reaching the destination he pulled a knife on the driver and asked for all his money. A struggle ensued and the accused fled the scene in the area of the hospital.
Through the assistance of the OPP canine unit and our police resources the accused was arrested 2 hours later. He is being held in custody and charged with Robbery, Transportation Fraud and Breach of Undertaking.
A 32 year old man was arrested on Wednesday after an argument with his 31 year old wife. The argument was over vehicle repairs. A television remote was used to assault her. The accused was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon and later released with conditions. The female did not suffer any injuries.
Four vehicles were damaged sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning on Forest Ave. The unknown suspects appeared to use a sharp object to scratch the vehicles from one end to the other. If anyone has any information pertaining to this incident please contact St. Thomas Police or call Crime Stoppers.
In the early evening hours of Wednesday May 15, 2013, Police attended a Chester St address in regards to a disturbance. Upon arrival Police spoke with a 51 Year old St. Thomas man. It was discovered that the man was on conditions not to associate with the persons residing at that particular address and was not allowed to have consumed alcohol. The male was found doing both and was arrested for breaching his conditions. He was charged with 3 counts of breaching his Probation order and held for a bail hearing.
St. Thomas Police arrested a 29 year old St. Thomas female yesterday after receiving reports of an intoxicated female walking on Talbot St in the area of Mc Donald’s. At 7:00pm the female was arrested and charged with being intoxicated in a public place, and while being searched over 3 grams of marihuana was located. She was also charged with possession of a controlled substance. She was released once she was sober.
A motorcyclist travelling eastbound on Kains Street was struck by a vehicle attempting to turn left onto St. Catharine Street from Kains Street. The collision occurred at 1:15 this afternoon.
The motorcyclist, a 49 year old man from St. Thomas was transported to local hospital and redirected to London area hospital with undisclosed injuries. The driver of the other vehicle, a 78 year old man from St. Thomas was treated by emergency medical services and released at the scene. The intersection was closed for a short period of time and is now reopened.
The collision remains under investigation.
Just before lunch hour on Monday May 13, 2013 a 2 year old child was struck by a vehicle after stepping out into traffic from behind a parked car on Centre St. The child suffered a broken leg and was transported to St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital for observation. There were no charges laid in this incident.
This is a reminder to all motorists that speed limits are in effect for a reason. They are designed to help with your reaction time should a pedestrian, cyclist or motorist enter the roadway unexpectedly. Please be cautious when driving on a roadway with parking along sidewalks and in and around School zones. Children do not always abide by the safety rules when crossing the streets while walking or biking. It is up to you the motorist to be a defensive driver and always expect the unexpected. Drive safe!
Please be advised that the St. Thomas Police arrested the wanted male party from the May 8 media release during the evening of May 8. The St. Thomas Police would like to thank the media and public for their assistance in apprehending the male.
An arrest warrant has been issued today for 24 year old Sonny Cloutier. He is wanted in connection with an early morning Break, Enter and Theft which occurred on Wednesday May 8th 2013. Approximately $500.00 worth of electronics was stolen from a North end residence. Anyone who may know the whereabouts of Cloutier is asked to contact the St. Thomas Police or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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