Impaired driver, Pharmacy Break and Enter, Two Teens charged with Arson

On July 14, 2014 at 9:19am a motor vehicle turned on to Talbot Street from a local store in front of an Officer on patrol. The Officer noticed that the driver was not wearing his seatbelt and was subsequently pulled over. Upon speaking with the driver the officer detected an odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from within the vehicle. The driver provided a breath sample into the roadside device in which he registered a fail.

The driver was arrested and transported to the Police station where he provided breath samples that registered nearly twice the legal limit.

As a result, a 57 year old St. Thomas man has been charged with driving in excess of 80 mgs and failing to wear his seatbelt. He was released pending a future court date.

Two Teens charged with Arson

Two St. Thomas teens were arrested around the lunch hour on Monday July 14, 2014, after an investigation to an early morning fire.

An Officer on patrol in the area of City Hall observed a garbage dumpster fully engulfed in flames just before Midnight on July 13, 2014. Flames were approximately 10 feet high and were causing damage to the building beside it. The St. Thomas Fire Department was contacted and quickly extinguished the fire. The Family and Children’s Services building on Talbot Street had extensive damage to the rear entrance area. No one was injured in this incident.

As a result of the investigation St. Thomas Police arrested and charged an 18 year old St. Thomas teen with Arson. A 17 year old St. Thomas teen was also arrested and charged with Breach of YCJA Probation X2, and Arson. They both were held in custody for a Court appearance.

Pharmacy Break and Enter

In the early hours on Saturday, July 12th, police were called to the Health Centre pharmacy located at 230 First Avenue for a break and enter in progress. Upon police arrival, it was determined that some curious persons had come across the break and enter and were not involved.

Through investigation it was determined that a vehicle, which had been stolen this morning from Aldborough Avenue, was used. Entry was gained via a rear window and quantities of narcotics were stolen.

A blue GMC Envoy is still outstanding, bearing Ontario licence plate 942 ZLH. If located, please do not approach but notify police.

Anyone with information about any crime is asked to contact the St. Thomas Police Service at 519-631-1364 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. Crime Stoppers is also available through a link at www.stps.on.ca

Breach of Probation

In the early morning hours of Saturday, July 12th, officers responded to a residence for an unwanted visitor. The unwanted 26yr old male was found to be breaching the conditions of his Probation. He was subsequently arrested and held for court.

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