Police Briefs – Thursday, February 22, 2018

A 34-year-old woman was arrested twice in one day by Chatham-Kent police.

Officers were called to Walmart in Chatham around 5pm Wednesday because a woman allegedly put $110 worth of cosmetics in her purse, then left without paying.

She was charged with theft and possession of stolen property.

During the arrest, the officer learned she was also suspended from driving and reminded her not to get behind the wheel. But an hour later, the same officers allegedly spotted the woman driving away from the store.

She was pulled over on Pioneer Line and charged with driving with no insurance, driving without plate validation, and two counts of driving while under suspension. Her vehicle has been impounded for seven days.

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Police are investigating after $35,000 worth of items went missing from a property on Bear Creek Rd.

A large number of tools and equipment were stolen sometime over the past three weeks.

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

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Around $3,600 worth of items were stolen from an unlocked garage in Chatham.

Police say the theft on Canterbury St. happened sometime late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

Thieves made off with a Yardworks push lawnmower, Craftsman snowblower, DeWalt tool pack, and DeMarini baseball bag containing bats.

Damage to the garage door is pegged at $500.

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Violating curfew has landed a Chatham man in police custody.

The 34-year-old was released in April 2017 with several conditions, including a daily curfew.

Shortly after 11:30 pm Wednesday night, police saw the man walking in the middle of Dillon Rd. near Fifth Line.

He was arrested and charged with two counts of failing to comply.

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Two traffic blitzes took place in Chatham-Kent on Wednesday.

Due to concerns from local citizens, police monitored traffic in the area of Chatham Christian School on Keil Dr. No infractions were spotted there.

In a separate blitz, officers did stop and charge four motorists with speeding on Howard Rd.