On Wednesday May 16, 2012 St Thomas Police received a complaint from a concerned citizen regarding an adult female smoking inside of a vehicle while her small child occupied the passenger seat. Shortly after 12:00PM police located the vehicle on Talbot Street. The female was charged under the “smoke free Ontario act”. She was issued a $155.00 provincial offences ticket.
Youth arrested for breaching release order
On Wednesday May 16, 2012 St Thomas Police arrested and charged a 16 year old youth for breaching a condition of his undertaking interim release order by failing to notify police an address change. The youth was held at police headquarters pending a Thursday May 17 2012 court appearance.
Illegal conduct leads to criminal charges
During the past several weeks St. Thomas Police have been investigating several Criminal Harassment complaints involving threatening and harassing behaviour by a person residing in St. Thomas. Many of the complaints stemmed from constant videotaping with subsequent downloading of the material to the internet. During the videotaping, veiled threats and encouragement to commit further harassment against the victims were alleged to have been made. As a result investigation, search warrants were conducted at a South end residence on May 16th 2012. Police have charged Christopher Whitcroft a 34 year old St Thomas resident with Criminal Harassment, Mischief and three (3) counts of possessing a controlled substance. In addition, police have charged the accused persons female common law partner, Tiffany Butler with three (3) counts of possessing a controlled substance.
Christopher Whitcroft was held overnight at police headquarters pending a Thursday May 17, 2012 court appearance. Tiffany Butler was released on conditions that included a future court date.