Police Briefs – Friday, November 17, 2017

Police Arrest Teen Accused Of Shoplifting

A Chatham teen is facing charges after allegedly trying to sneak some headphone ear buds out of a local store by stuffing them into his pants.

Police say the 17-year-old boy was seen putting two pairs of ear buds into his pants at the Real Canadian Superstore on St. Clair St. in Chatham at around 10am Thursday.

Officers say he took off on his bicycle when he was approached by store security as he was leaving the store, but police say they tracked him down moments later.

Officers say they were able to recover the stolen property and say they also found some bolt cutters in the teen’s backpack.

The teen was then charged with theft, possession of stolen property, possession of break and enter tools, and failing to comply with his release conditions.

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Man Accused Of Assaulting Wife Arrested Again

Chatham-Kent police say a 53-year-old Chatham man who allegedly assaulted and threatened his wife is facing even more charges now.

Police say when the man was released from custody earlier this week, he was ordered not to go out between 9pm and 6am and not to attend a specific residence.

However, officers say when they went to check on the man at 9:15pm Thursday, he wasn’t home. Police say they later learned that the man had allegedly gone to the address that he was ordered not to attend.

Officers say they picked up the man at around 2:30am Friday and charged him with two counts of failing to comply. He’s being held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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Police Allegedly Find Drugs On Suspended Driver

A 37-year-old man who was previously suspended from driving — and ordered not to have any drugs on him — is facing more drug-related charges now.

Chatham-Kent police say an officer on general patrol found drugs on the man after pulling over a blue Dodge van on Park St. in Chatham over the noon-hour Thursday.

Officers say the licence plates that were on the van weren’t authorized for that vehicle either, and the man didn’t have a valid driver’s licence with him.

As a result of the investigation, the accused is now charged with two counts of driving while under suspension, one count of using unauthorized licence plates, two counts of drug possession, and two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions.