On May 27, 2016 around 3:30am Officers were patrolling through Pinafore Park and observed a male standing by a vehicle located in the rear area of the park.
While speaking with the male about the park hours, Officers could detect a strong odour of freshly burnt Marihuana as well as a rolled Marihuana cigarette on the ground by his feet. The male became nervous and began fidgeting with something under the vehicle. Officer quickly intervened and located a loaded 22 cal. Riffle.
The 18-year old male from St. Thomas was placed under arrest and faces charges of Possession of a controlled substance, unauthorized possession of a firearm, knowledge of unauthorized firearm, careless use of a firearm and engage in a prohibited activity under the Trespass to Property Act. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Just a reminder to everyone that all City parks are closed at 11pm every night.