Commercial Motor Vehicle Blitz
June 13th, 2018 - On Monday June 11, 2018 the St. Thomas Police in partnership with
the London Police, Aylmer Police, OPP Highway Safety Division, Southwestern Public
Health, Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Finance conducted a commercial
motor vehicle blitz in the City of St. Thomas. As a result of the blitz 11 commercial
motor vehicles were inspected which resulted in 61 violations. Of the 11 vehicles
inspected 8 of them were taken out of service due to the serious nature of their
violations. These types of blitzes are conducted throughout the year to ensure the
commercial motor vehicles on our highways are maintained and operated in a safe
On Tuesday June 12, 2018 at around 7:30 a.m. the St. Thomas Police conducted a traffic
stop which lead to the arrest of a 46 year old man who was wanted on an outstanding
warrant. The warrant was in relation to multiple incidents that occurred in late
April into May 2018. The accused was involved with an accomplice in selecting merchandise
off the shelf of a local store and immediately heading to the customer service desk
to do a no receipt return. They were then given a store gift card for the return
which they used at the store at a later time. As a result the accused is charged
with one count of Obtaining Credit by False Pretences. He was later released with
a future court date.
On June 12, 2018 at 11:05 a.m. Police arrested a 38 year old St. Thomas man on an
outstanding warrant. The accused was wanted for damage that he had caused to a vehicle
in the downtown area on Sunday June 3, 2018 after a verbal argument with the vehicles
owner. The accused is charged with one count of Mischief Under $5000 and he was
released with a court date.
The St. Thomas Police received a call from a local business on June 12, 2018 at
around 12:00 p.m. with regards to a shoplifter who had just exited the store. The
19 year old man had concealed numerous items in his back pack before leaving the
store without making any effort to pay for the merchandise. Police located the accused
a short distance away at which point he was placed under arrest for theft. The merchandise
was recovered and the accused is charged with one count of Theft Under $5000. He
was released on an Appearance Notice.
On June 13, 2018 at 7:10 a.m. police were dispatched to a St. Thomas residence with
regards to a stolen vehicle that had been taken sometime overnight. Stolen was a
red 2009 Dodge Ram 3500 tow truck that has the Loveday’s company name on the side,
along with truck #28. The vehicle has Ontario licence plate number AM42806. If anyone
has any information in relation to this incident they are asked to contact the St.
Thomas Police at 519-631-1224 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.