Three charged after Drug Search Warrant

St. Thomas Police Drug Unit executed a search warrant in a down town residence. A 45 year old female, 30 year old male and a 17 year old male from St. Thomas were all charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of a controlled substance. They were held for a morning court appearance.

Domestic Assault

A 46 year old St. Thomas man was arrested at his residence after police responded to a domestic disturbance at a down town residence. The male was intoxicated and had assaulted his common law partner of 16 years with a chair. Their 8 year old child was present during the incident but was not injured. The male was located after he fled the residence. He was charged with assault, assault with a weapon and resisting arrest. He was held pending a morning court appearance. Family and children services were notified of the incident. The female suffered non life threatening injuries.

Impaired driver strikes pole

A 40 year old St. Thomas man faces numerous criminal and provincial charges after he crashed the vehicle he was operating into a hydro pole. The incident occurred in the area of Centre and William Streets just before 1:00 am on December 19th. The driver and occupant fled the scene and were later located with the assistance of the public behind an apartment complex on Talbot Street. The driver was arrested for impaired driving and transported to the hospital to be assessed for facial injuries. The driver was unable to perform breath samples and police are in the process of obtaining a warrant to determine blood/alcohol results. The 19 year old passenger of Talbotville, ON was also transported to the hospital for facial injuries. The driver’s charges include but are not limited to the following;

1. Impaired driving cause bodily harm x 2
2. Fail to stop at the scene of a collision cause bodily harm
3. Operation of a vehicle while disqualified
4. Breach of probation
5. Drive while under suspension
6. Drive vehicle no licence
7. Plate not authorized for vehicle
8. Fail to have insurance card

The driver was remanded into custody pending a future bail hearing. Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

Computer Fraud Scam

Recently St. Thomas Police received information from a local resident regarding a computer fraud that they had encountered and wished that other residents be made aware.

They received a call from a male with an extremely heavy accent; he called himself “Ron”. He advised them he was from Windows in New York and was calling to advise them that their computer had been hacked into and was full of viruses. He then told them to hit the “run” button on the pop up icon that appeared and in doing so a large number of icons appeared with the word “Error” behind them. Ron told them that they needed to pay a onetime fee of $100.00 and it would make their computer “run like new”. More drop down screens appeared requesting personal information and credit card numbers. A fake phone number also appeared on the call display.

St. Thomas police would like to advise the community to be aware of scams like this one. Microsoft will not solicit for computer virus repairs. Should anyone receive a call similar to this or a call from anyone asking for your personal information to disregard it, hang up and check you r computer for viruses.

This scam started with a virus. Viruses are often spread by attachments in email messages or instant messages. It is essential that you never open email attachments unless you know who it is from and you are expecting it. Computer viruses also spread through downloads on the internet. Be careful where you surf!

To avoid computer viruses, it’s essential that you keep your computer current with the latest updates and antivirus tools. If you feel your computer has a virus, immediately disconnect it from the internet and take it to a local repair shop to have it fixed or call someone you know and trust to fix it for you. A list of repair services in that St. Thomas area can be found at: www.canpages.ca

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