St. Thomas Police Media Release – Saturday June 18th, 2022

Break and Enter / Theft

On June 17th 2022 St. Thomas Police began an investigation into a break and enter that occurred to a south end home, where a purse was stolen.  During the investigation it was learned that some of the credit cards had been used at a downtown business.  Subsequently, a separate complaint was received regarding a purse being stolen in the downtown area, with multiple transactions being placed on credit cards from the purse.  Officers were able to canvass the involved businesses, and after viewing video were able to identify that the credit cards from both incidents were used by the same female who was known to Police.  As a result of the investigation, a 40-year-old St. Thomas woman has been arrested and charged with break and enter, 10 counts of Unauthorized Use of a Credit Card, 2 counts of Possession of Property Obtained By Crime Under $5,000, and 2 counts of Failing to Comply with a release order.  The female was brought to the Colin McGregor Building and held for a court appearance.

Stolen Bicycle Located

On June 17th 2022 Officers on community patrol observed a bicycle matching the description of one that had been reported stolen from earlier in the week on Southwick Street (ST22009102).  Officers were able to retrieve the bicycle, and confirm it as the stolen bicycle.  The rightful owner has been notified and the bicycle will be returned.

Bicycle Located

An alert citizen located a bicycle that did not belong to him or any of his neighbours in the south part of St. Thomas on Friday morning.  The bicycle is a silver and blue Trek mountain bike.  If this is your bicycle, you can contact the St. Thomas Police Service at 519-631-1224 ext 4263.

Theft

On June 17th at approximately 1115am a St. Thomas resident mistakenly left a bag at the bus stop located at Fairview Ave and Steele St.  Approximately 30 minutes later when they returned for the bag, $400 in cash had been removed.  If you have any information regarding this incident please contact STPS at 519-631-1224 or submit a tip online at www.stthomascrimestoppers.ca.  Refer to case #ST22009215

Theft

Police are investigating after a male entered the Pioneer on the Run convenient store, selected several items, and fled the store without paying.  The male is described as Caucasian, slim build, approximately 6’ tall, scruffy facial hair, wearing baggy clothes and a backpack.  Photos and video will be available at a later time.   If you have any information regarding this incident please contact STPS at 519-631-1224 or submit a tip online at www.stthomascrimestoppers.ca. Refer to case #ST22009263

Case Solved – Mischief

On the 31st of May 2022 St. Thomas Police began an investigation into a male prying open a display case at Wal-Mart, causing approximately $800 in damage (ST22008112).  With the assistance of the Essex County OPP, a 42-year-old Windsor man is being charged with Mischief under $5,000.

Warrant Arrest

On the 17th of June 2022 the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre (EMDC) contacted St. Thomas Police to advise they currently had a male wanted on three separate warrants by the St. Thomas Police at their facility.  Officers from the St. Thomas Police Service attended EMDC and arrested the 47-year-old male on the outstanding warrants.  The male was later released from custody with a future court date.

Found Bicycle

On the 18th of June 2022 Officers from the St. Thomas Police Service retrieved a found bicycle from a downtown area home.  The bicycle is described as a Grey and Red Hyper Boundary Trail Mountain Bike.  If this is your bicycle, you can contact the St. Thomas Police Service at 519-631-1224 ext 4263.

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