Police Briefs – Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Altering a police background check has landed a Wallaceburg man in trouble with police and his boss.

Back in August, police say the man got the report, altered it, and then used it to get a job with a local company.

But when the company was looking to expand, the general manager submitted the man’s name for another police check in a different region.

That’s when it came back that the man was not licensed to work in the region due to numerous criminal convictions and an outstanding charge for impersonating an officer.

The manager contacted Chatham-Kent police, and the 30-year-old was arrested on Monday. He’s charged with forgery and uttering a forged document.


A traffic stop has led to break and enter charges against a Chatham man.

An officer stopped a man around 3:45am Tuesday because he was riding a bicycle with a trailer on the sidewalk in the area of Lacroix St. and Park Ave. W.

Police say he didn’t have a light on his bike and was wearing a mask and gloves.

While the officer was talking to the man, he saw the man had numerous break-in tools in the trailer, including an axe , a pry bar, and a screwdriver.

He was arrested and during the search, police found the man also had a small hatchet, an iPod, a GPS, various tools, and a wallet with someone else’s ID in it.

The officer went to the home on the identification and learned that the garage at the residence had been broken into and a number of items had been taken.

The 27-year-old is charged with break and enter, possession of stolen property, and possession of break-in tools.


Police are investigating after an ATV was stolen from a locked shed in Wallaceburg.

The green 2017 Yamaha YFM700 4×4 ATV was taken from the shed on Snye Rd. sometime between 6am and noon on Monday.

$250 in damage was done to the shed during the break in. The vehicle is worth $8,000 and was last seen with the Ontario license plate 3FT86.

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


A 26-year-old Chatham man has been arrested in connection to a domestic incident.

Police say a woman went to their headquarters last night because she feared for her safety. While there she told officers she had been the victim of domestic violence while at his home earlier this month.

The man was taken in to custody and charged with mischief, assault, forcible confinement, and two counts of failing to comply.