At approximately 2:16pm on Tuesday June 18, 2013 Police responded to a motor vehicle collision involving 3 vehicles near Talbot St and Woodworth Ave. The driver responsible had been eating, and dropped food on the floor, when her vehicle rear ended the vehicle in front causing that one to strike another. The driver was ultimately charged with careless driving. One driver was taken to Elgin General Hospital for non life threatening injuries.
A 41 year old St. Thomas man was arrested and charged with one count of assault yesterday afternoon. The male was attending a West end home which was his girlfriends address. He had been consuming alcohol and was denied entry. The male forced his way into the residence and had assaulted the 14 year old son. The male was brought to the St. Thomas Police Station where he was released with a future court date and conditions. The youth did not suffer any injuries.
The St. Thomas Community is invited to come out and support the Law Enforcement Torch Run which will start at the West end Tim Horton’s on Talbot at 10:00am. There will be a brief stop at City Hall for Photograph’s and then will carry on to Pinafore Park.
The “Flame of Hope” will be carried across the Province in an effort to raise awareness and funds to support Special Olympics in Ontario. All money raised goes to program support which helps pay for the expenses incurred during the travel and the accommodations during the Special Olympic Games.
Police and Local athletes will be carrying the torch from Tim Horton’s to Pinafore Park, Tuesday June 18, 2013 starting at 10:00am
A 44 year old Port Stanley man charged with several indecent acts was arrested on Tuesday for breaching his recognizance. One of the conditions was a 24 hour curfew to remain in his residence. The accused was being monitored and located on Sunset Drive in the City of St. Thomas. He was held for court.
A 27 year old St. Thomas man fled from Loss Prevention Officers after being confronted over stolen property on Wednesday evening around dinner time. Police were able to catch up to the male a couple of minutes later. He was held for court and charged with breach of probation and theft. All this for two packages of lighters.
An argument over finances and contributions to the household chores resulted in an 18 year old man being arrested and charged with assault on his 18 year old girlfriend and mother of his child. He was charged on Wednesday with three counts of assault as a result of further investigation by Police involving two historical events. He was held pending a bail hearing.
A 19 year old man was charged with careless driving after being involved in a collision on Talbot St on Monday afternoon. The incident took place in front of Giant Tiger, when the male struck the other vehicle from behind. There were no injuries.
St. Thomas Police responded to a call regarding a possible impaired driver at approximately 6:35pm on Monday. The vehicle was located and although there was no odour of an alcoholic beverage the driver a 37 year old St. Thomas woman, showed obvious signs of impairment. It was later discovered the driver had been “Huffing” paint before driving. She was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and was taken to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital where a blood sample was taken. She was released on an undertaking with conditions.
Paint Huffing can be fatal on the first time. The peak age for Paint Huffing is between 12 – 15 years of age. Some examples of items that can be used are; paint, paint thinners, gas, glue, nail polish remover, hair spray. Huffing is the soaking of a fabric, usually a towel or sock and then placing it in front of the nose and mouth or sometimes in the mouth. Once the toxic fumes enter the blood, the toxins travel directly to the brain which creates a immediate high and can result in dizziness and/or hallucinations. The effects only last a short while and then become a depressant much like alcohol.
Signs that someone has been huffing paint are similar to those of alcohol; blood shot eyes, diarrhea, head ache and dizziness. Some long term and quite possibly lifelong effects can be chronic nose bleeds, hearing loss and brain damage. It also affects the liver, kidneys, heart, lungs and bone marrow. For more information on huffing and your child’s safety, here is a link to view:
In the early evening of June 9, 2013, a 37 year old St. Thomas female and her 44 year old male common law partner became involved in a verbal argument that quickly became physical. The female began slapping and kicking the male causing minor bruising to his face. The female was arrested later that evening for assault and was held for a bail hearing.
Once again St. Thomas Police have been inundated with calls regarding scam letters involving a very realistic looking cheque for just under $4000.00 asking to be a secret shopper. As the saying goes, ”if it’s too good to be true – it probably is”.
It’s not always easy spotting a scam, and new ones are invented every day. If you feel that you may be a target of fraud, or if you have already sent funds, don’t be embarrassed – you’re not alone.
To report a fraud, contact the St. Thomas Police Service. To find out more about frauds you can contact PhoneBusters toll free 1-888-495-8501 or their website at www.phonebusters.com . There is a direct link on the St. Thomas Police Service website as well.
PhoneBusters is a national anti-fraud call centre jointly operated by the Ontario Provincial Police and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. PhoneBusters plays a key role in educating the public about specific fraudulent telemarketing pitches.
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