Stratford News Preliminary hearing for Chalmers set for June SHARE ON: Patrick Grapes, staff Tuesday, Mar. 11th, 2014 Thomas Chalmers’ preliminary hearing has been set for June. The 56-year-old West Perth man and a co-accused, who was a youth at the time, face charges dating back to an incident in the mid-seventies. Those charges include rape, abduction, and indecent assault. The hearing will take place on June 17th in Stratford.