Police Briefs – Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Crime Stoppers is looking for any information after a bronze plaque was stolen from the Chatham Court House.

The commemorative plaque was removed from the front garden area of the court house on Grand Ave. W sometime during the week of July 27.

The heavy plaque was mounted on a metal frame, was painted red, and is titled David Mills 1831 – 1903.

Plaque stolen from the Chatham Court House. (Photo courtesy of CK Crimestoppers via. Twitter)

Crime Stoppers say the plaque is irreplaceable, and the true value of it is unknown.

Chatham-Kent police say video surveillance shows a suspect on a bicycle around where the plaque was mounted. A picture has been provided to help identify the suspect.

Person at the Chatham courthouse captured on video surveillance. (Photo courtesy of Chatham-Kent Police Services.)

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


A heated argument has resulted in charges for a Chatham couple.

Police received a call around 10pm Tuesday after citizens in the area heard a man and woman fighting while in a tent in the backyard of a home.

When officers arrived they learned that the man was under a probation order to not communicate with that woman. The 28-year-old has been charged with failing to comply.

Police also learned that the couple has been living together, which lead to the 28-year-old woman being charged as well.


Power tools worth $2,000 are missing from a garage in Chatham.

Police say the various tools were taken from a detached garage on Murray St. sometime late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Chatham-Kent police or Crime Stoppers.