Santa Clause Parade
November 17th, 2018 - The Optimist Club of St Thomas will be hosting the annual
Santa Clause Parade today starting at 6pm. The route this year will be from Talbot
Street at First Ave and will continue west along Talbot Street to Elgin Street.
Side streets will be closed using barricades leading up to the parade and motorists
are reminded that there is no parking along Talbot Street. We are also asking motorists
to avoid Talbot Street immediately following the parade so that the barricades can
be removed quickly and safely.
Stuff the Cruiser
The St Thomas Police Association Stuff the Cruiser Event is continuing today. Officers
were at the Superstore and Walmart locations last night collecting food, toys, gift
cards and cash which will be donated to Christmas Care.
Today, we will be back out at the Superstore and Walmart between 10am and 4pm. Come
out and visit with our officers and support our toy drive!
On November 16th, 2018, the St Thomas Police were alerted to a potential scam. Two
males were in the downtown area attempting to sell gold rings on the street in exchange
for cash. They claim they need to pay for gas in order to return home to Montreal.
Both males were dressed in suits and possibly driving a silver Ford Taurus. This
is the second time these fraudsters have come into our city, each time fleeing the
area just before officers arrive. They are using rental cars in fake names making
it difficult to track the suspects. The best defense is to be aware of the latest
scams in town and to protect yourself.