Dispute on First Ave

Continuous assaults over a 24 hour period resulted in a 46 year old St. Thomas man being arrested for Assault X2 and Choking. Two friends became involved in a heated argument beginning on August 18, 2013 over missing narcotics which turned physical. The 49 year old victim suffered only minor injuries and did not require medical attention. The accused was spotted a short time after Police were contacted. He remains in custody for a bail hearing.

Bicycles on sidewalks

Citizens of St. Thomas are reminded of our bicycle on the sidewalk By-Law 45-89. “[Operate/permit operation of] bicycle along sidewalk”. Sec 17 carries a $65.00 fine for anyone who is caught contravening this section. You will notice the signs posted at every cross walk down Talbot Street reminding everyone about the by-law. Riding your bicycle on the sidewalk on Talbot St. can be dangerous for pedestrians using the sidewalks to get to and from work or attending their favorite store or restaurant. Upon exiting these places the last thing they want to happen is to collide with a cyclist. Please adhere to the by-law for everyone’s safety.

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4 comments

  1. Gee I wonder why no one respects them “no bikes on the sidewalk” bylaws.. is it because of all the careless drivers out there… or how bout them people that just swing there door open after paralell parking without looking… or the drivers who are STILL distracted with their cell phones. Too many times do people come close to getting nailed while trying to obey this bylaw.. and alot of others say “F’it, fine me” and maybe if the STPD starts eliminating the dangerous drivers.. the bylaw will be respected. I know when they almost hit me and my daughter I take to the sidewalks… I also go slow and give way to people walking… I watch for the people exiting stores. All I am saying is that if you MUST take the sidewalk due to careless drivers.. do it safely. Who ever made this bylaw obviously never had to ride the side the road in this town.. some scary stuff.

  2. Gee I wonder why no one respects them “no bikes on the sidewalk” bylaws.. is it because of all the careless drivers out there… or how bout them people that just swing there door open after paralell parking without looking… or the drivers who are STILL distracted with their cell phones. Too many times do people come close to getting nailed while trying to obey this bylaw.. and alot of others say “F’it, fine me” and maybe if the STPD starts eliminating the dangerous drivers.. the bylaw will be respected. I know when they almost hit me and my daughter I take to the sidewalks… I also go slow and give way to people walking… I watch for the people exiting stores. All I am saying is that if you MUST take the sidewalk due to careless drivers.. do it safely. Who ever made this bylaw obviously never had to ride the side the road in this town.. some scary stuff.

  3. You know what the main problem is — is that there are not enough police in St. Thomas to control the drugs and crime rates. One policeman said quote from an incident “We have no place to put [Name] until they break the law but you do not want [NAME] hanging out with people north of St. Thomas because; “We cannot control the drugs in that area!” These are the exact words from one policeman in the area. A [NAME] also had their ipod stolen on them and evidence of a struggle on video at an apartment they still have not got back to [NAME] about the status quo on the report or the ipod. An innocent bystander can not walk anywhere in St. Thomas without walking into some arguement or someone setting them up or picking on them. Stalking and harassment runs rapid like a river in that disgruntled city. If the police can not control the drugs or help keep people safe then the military should take over in keeping law and order within that city.

  4. You know what the main problem is — is that there are not enough police in St. Thomas to control the drugs and crime rates. One policeman said quote from an incident “We have no place to put [Name] until they break the law but you do not want [NAME] hanging out with people north of St. Thomas because; “We cannot control the drugs in that area!” These are the exact words from one policeman in the area. A [NAME] also had their ipod stolen on them and evidence of a struggle on video at an apartment they still have not got back to [NAME] about the status quo on the report or the ipod. An innocent bystander can not walk anywhere in St. Thomas without walking into some arguement or someone setting them up or picking on them. Stalking and harassment runs rapid like a river in that disgruntled city. If the police can not control the drugs or help keep people safe then the military should take over in keeping law and order within that city.