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Further Update to Arrests Made


Broadcast time: 4:50 PM

Date: January 28, 2021

The Sarnia Police Service would now like to announce the name of the suspect that was arrested yesterday, January 27, 2021, in connection to the Devine Street homicide.

Joshua William Tomlinson, 35 years of age, of Sarnia, has been remanded into custody for the charge of first degree murder in relation to the death of Allen Schairer, of Devine Street. Tomlinson’s next court appearance will be on February 8, 2021.

The entire Sarnia Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance and support.

The investigation continues as officers remain on Devine Street as the scene is still being processed for evidence. We are still requesting assistance in the form of any information pertaining to this incident.

Also, our detectives continue to investigate the murder of Sue Elin Lumsden, of Essex Street, and would again appreciate any information that will assist in solving this tragic event.

If you do have any information pertaining to either of the two crimes, you are please asked to call the Sarnia Police Service’s Criminal Investigation Branch Information Line at 519-344-8861, extension 5300.

If you wish to remain anonymous you are please asked to call Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Constable Giovanni Sottosanti

Media Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6168

Email: 168@police.sarnia.on.ca