On 8 February 2013, at 1608hrs, the St. Thomas Police responded to a report of a break and enter into a garage of a home located in the south east part of the City. The homeowner reports entry was gained to the unlocked garage sometime in late January 2013. Taken from the garage was a quantity of tools. The St. Thomas Police reminds residents to keep their homes, garages and sheds locked to prevent thefts.
Window Tint, it’s a problem
The St Thomas Police are appealing to the public, in the interest of officer and public safety, to refrain from having coloured or reflective coatings applied to the windows of their vehicles. The guideline that is typically used is, can the driver be clearly seen, can the seatbelt be clearly seen.
In the Province of Ontario it is an offence under the Highway Traffic Act to have a coloured coating applied to the windows that are to the immediate right and left of the driver. It is also illegal to have a colour coating applied to the windshield.
Drivers of vehicles with window tinting may find themselves subject to being stopped by police and could be issued a ticket with an out of court settlement of $110.00 (fine of $85 plus $25 court costs)