New Members Sworn in

Here are our newest members who got sworn in at last nights meeting.  Lets all congratulate Samatha and Zach on a job well done!


St. Thomas cemetery targeted by vandals

St. Thomas police are looking for leads regarding a case of mischief at a local cemetery.

Police report that sometime between 2-3 p.m. on July 13, unknown suspects sporadically knocked over approximately 25 monuments and a concrete bench at the cemetery located on West Avenue.

Cemetery management have estimated the cost of repairs at $1 500.00.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the St. Thomas Police Service at 519-631-1224 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


Stolen Pickup Truck from Iona Station

A pickup truck was stolen from Iona Station.

Elgin County OPP says that the White 2006 GMC Sierra was taken sometime between 12:30am and 10:00am Friday morning.

The truck has Black rims, oversized side view mirrors and "Louie9" and "STP" decals in the rear window. It has an Ontario Licence plate - AC 67224.

Anyone with details is asked to contact the OPP or Crime Stoppers.


LICENCE PLATE THEFT CAUGHT ON VIDEO

Police are looking to identify the person who stole a licence plate off a trailer.

An alert citizen caught the man taking the plate from a trailer parked near Alma and Edward St on June 27th. The suspect could be seen riding away on his bike.

The licence plate # is: L2662M.

Anyone with information is asked to contact St. Thomas Police or Crime Stoppers.


Playground Arson at Park

St. Thomas Police are searching for those involved in setting some playground equipment on fire.

A slide at a park on Burwell Road was set ablaze Monday night.

Police are asking anyone who has information on this incident or noticed suspicious activity at the park on Monday night to come forward. You can contact St. Thomas Police at 519-631-1364 or Crime Stoppers.


Police looking for witnesses

The St Thomas Police are looking for witnesses of a mischief that occurred on Talbot Street. On July 5th around 5 pm a vehicle was exiting the parking lot of Global Pet and the driver was involved in a verbal altercation with another male riding his skateboard on the sidewalk. The male swung his skateboard and smashed the rear window of the vehicle before leaving the area. The suspect is described a caucasian male in his mid 20’s approximately 5’11” with a bushy red beard, wearing a ball cap, white T-shirt and beige pants. Police are asking anyone that has witnessed the incident or would have information to assist the police contact 519-631-1224 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips.


9th Annual Golf Tournament

Fun day at our 9th annual golf tournament at the St Thomas Golf and Country Club! Thanks to all who came to golf, volunteered to help and sponsored this great event to help us raise funds and awareness. Here's some fun pics to enjoy!


Successful year for Crime Stoppers

With many community supporters and sponsors to thank, Crime Stoppers of St. Thomas-Aylmer has had a successful year solving cases and paying tipsters.

Ruby Morse, president of the Crime Stoppers board for the past two-and-a-half years, got involved as a way to help the community. At one time she herself experienced the other side of the program, being a victim of a crime that to date has gone unsolved. It left her with a good understanding of the program and its impact in the community. “I was a victim of crime so I definitely feel the support is needed to help solve crimes. I think being on the board is a nice way to support your community, and being able to call in anonymously keeps our program viable.”

Crime Stoppers held their annual Appreciation Dinner on Jan. 26 at the St. Thomas Seniors’ Centre and used the event to thank the many sponsors that support their program throughout the year.

Insp. Chris Herridge, who will become Chief of the St. Thomas Police Service once Darryl Pinnell retires this fall, joked the new police building will have additional wall space to hold all the awards Crime Stoppers has been receiving. He thanked board members for their passion and commitment and thanked Const. Heather White, who he called Captain Crime Stopper, for her ability to balance the program with her job responsibilities.

The board is responsible for fundraising to create a pool of money with which to pay tipsters. Morse said sponsors help keep the program afloat so they can focus on using the funds they collect to help solve crimes. “Because of our sponsors we’re able to take the funds we raise and give them directly back to the community to help those people who help us.”

With nine members currently, Morse hopes to grow the board back up to 12. Applications are available online for those who are interested.

Two fundraising events coming up include the annual Snow Golf Tournament on the main beach in Port Stanley on March 4 and a golf tournament at St. Thomas Golf and Country Club May 11. Anyone interested in either event can contact Tim Sheridan at 226-210-0263.