Police Briefs – Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Copper Wire Theft Arrested

A Wallaceburg man who has been wanted by police for more than a year has finally been arrested in connection with a copper wire theft.

Police say their investigation started back in April 2016 after a man sold some coiled copper wire to a scrap metal company in Wallaceburg. After they bought the wiring, company officials learned it had been cut and stolen from several transport trailers in the same area.

Officers were able to identify a suspect and confirm that the wiring came from the nearby trailers, but they couldn’t track down the suspect until Tuesday night.

Police arrested a 30-year-old man from Wallace St. in Wallaceburg at around 7:30pm Tuesday in connection with the case.

He is charged with possession of stolen property and released with conditions and a future court date.

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Domestic Assault Suspect Arrested In Windsor

Chatham-Kent police say a 45-year-old Tilbury man, who’s accused of pushing a woman to the floor and threatening her, was picked up by officers in Windsor early Wednesday morning.

Police say the man allegedly pushed the woman into a table, then to the floor while they were having an argument back in June.

Investigators say the man ran away after the woman called police, so the officers who showed up to the scene couldn’t find him.

He couldn’t hide forever, though. Officers in Windsor arrested a suspect at around 1am Wednesday morning and took him to Chatham-Kent police headquarters.

He’s now charged with assault and uttering threats.

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Police Look To Identify Suspect

Police suspect. (Photo courtesy of Chatham-Kent Police Service).

Chatham-Kent police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a theft suspect.

Police say the suspect was caught on video Sunday night, taking items from a boat parked on Indian Creek Rd. W.

The items reported stolen include life jackets, a first-aid kit, and a fish finder. The items are worth at about $700.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-436-6600 ext. 87057 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).