Shoplifters arrested

On Tuesday September 11, 2012 a St Thomas Police officer investigating an unrelated incident intercepted a theft in progress at a Talbot Street retail store. Police say shortly after 2:30PM the officer observed two adult females and an adult male loading property into a vehicle.

The officer stopped the vehicle a short distance from the store and while approaching the vehicle the adult male bolted from the back seating area running in a Northerly direction towards a ravine. Both females were arrested. A search of the area failed to locate the male.

The male’s identity is known and a warrant for his arrest has been processed. Property which included clothing and grocery items were recovered.

Canine thief arrested

Shortly after 7:21PM Tuesday September 11, 2012 St Thomas Police attended an apartment in the downtown core regarding a disturbance. Police say several months ago a 20 year old female gave her dog to a female acquaintance.

On Tuesday evening she forcibly entered an apartment rented by the acquaintance demanding her dog back. When her request was refused the accused grabbed the dog which resulted in a physical confrontation between both females. The accused eventually gained control over the dog and left the apartment.

A short time later, officers confronted the accused as she entered her own residence. During the arrest the she actively resisted officers. The accused has been charged with robbery break and enter, resist arrest and breaching the conditions of her probation order.

She was held in custody at police headquarters pending a Wednesday September 12, 2012 court appearance.

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