On Saturday September 28, 2013 in the afternoon hours, the St. Thomas Police Services’ Drug Enforcement Unit and members of the Uniformed General Patrol Division simultaneously executed search warrants at four different residential properties located within the City. As a result of these search warrants, a large quantity of marihuana at different stages of production was seized. The estimated value of the marihuana seizure made by Police is $300,000. As a result of these warrants, four individuals have been arrested and charged. They include a 55 year old male and a 51 year old male who both face charges of Production of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking. A 20 year old male is charged with Production of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking and Breach of Probation. Lastly a 47 year old female is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking. All four individuals were held for a morning court appearance.
On Saturday September 28, 2013 at around 11:35pm, the St. Thomas Police responded to a motor vehicle accident which occurred on Talbot Street in the west end of the City. As a result of the investigation, a 36 year old female was arrested for Impaired Operation of a motor vehicle. After being transported to the St. Thomas Police station, the female refused to provide a sample of her breath for analysis. As a result of this incident the female driver is charged with Impaired Operation, Failing to Provide a Breath Sample and Drive Motor Vehicle – No Licence. The accused was later released with a future court date.
The St. Thomas Police are investigating the theft of two vehicles which were reported stolen over the last 24 hours. The first vehicle is a white 2006 Outback 30R camper trailer with Ontario licence plate D9895D which was taken from the driveway of a west end residence. The second vehicle is a 2012 red Honda CVR 250 motorcycle with Ontario licence plate 0736Z. This vehicle was stolen from the driveway of an east end residence. Police ask that if you locate or have any information regarding either of these stolen vehicles to contact the St. Thomas Police Service or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.