Theft of Statues
Police are looking for the public’s assistance after 2 elephant cement statues were stolen from a residence on Hughes Street near the Hwy. 3 bypass. Sometime after midnight on July 24th unknown suspects stole the statues from the front porch of the residence. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these statues is asked to call St. Thomas Police at 519-631-1224 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Refer to case ST20012120
Police responded to several theft from vehicles over the past weekend. An unlocked vehicle on Confederation Drive was entered sometime between 9 pm on July 24th and the morning of the 25th. Clothing, CD’s, medication and loose change were stolen in this incident (ST20012198). On July 26th a resident on Chestnut St. reported an unlocked vehicle entered overnight but nothing was taken. While responding to this call police learned another resident on Chestnut St. had their vehicle entered on July 12th. This resident had 3 pairs of sunglasses stolen from their motor vehicle.
On July 25th just before midnight a female entered a convenience store on Elm St. and concealed a grocery item inside her backpack. The woman left the store without paying for the merchandise. The theft was captured on the store’s video surveillance system. Police were able to identify the suspect and charges are pending.
At approximately 2:00 am on July 26th a Mondamin St. resident awoke to find a shed in the backyard was on fire. The resident was able to douse the fire with a garden hose. The damage was confined to the shed and no injuries were reported. Anyone with information is asked to call St. Thomas Police at 519-631-1224 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Refer to Case ST20012272
Break and Enter
On the afternoon of July 26th between 2:30 and 4:00 pm unknown suspects entered a garage on Rhonda Court and stole 2 bicycles. The bikes are described as a “Giant Dirt Jumper BMX” with unique features including pink lights on the wheels and pink valves stems on the tires. It also had purple brakes, a lime green front brake caliber and red bar ends and seat clamp. The second bike is a black and blue “Norco” mountain bike with an after market rear tire and rim. It had blue zipties around the brake cables and handwriting on the centre frame in “Sharpie” ink. Police are looking to re-unite these bicycles with their rightful owners. If you have any information please contact St. Thomas Police at 519-631-1224 or St. Thomas Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Refer to Case ST20012298.
On July 23rd at approximately 4:30 pm police received a call about a suspicious male in the downtown area who appeared to be looking at an unlocked bicycle on Talbot St. Moments later police received a call from a citizen reporting the theft of his “P1 Hardtail” bicycle parked outside the Scotia Bank on Talbot St. The witness was able to provide a detailed description of the suspect. Later that evening an officer on patrol located the suspect on Moore St. The suspect told police he left the bike at a nearby church. The area was searched but the bike was gone. The 33 year old St. Thomas man has been charged with 1 count of theft under $5000.00 and 1 count of failing to comply with probation. He was released from custody with a future court date. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the bicycle is asked to call St. Thomas Police at 519-631-1224 or St. Thomas Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Refer to case ST20012301
Police are investigating the theft of a blue and white “Trek” bicycle from the rear of Elgin Mall on July 26th between noon and 8:15 pm. Unknown suspects cut the lock from the bike and fled in an unknown direction. The bike is distinct as the front wheel is larger than the rear wheel. Anyone with information is asked to call St. Thomas Police at 519-621-1224 or St. Thomas Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Refer to case ST20012308.