CK Police Briefs – Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Man Arrested After Using Counterfeit Money

Chatham-Kent police say they have made an arrest in connection with some fake US $20 bills that were used to make two purchases in Chatham.

Police say on February 20, someone who went to the Petro Canada on Park Ave. in Chatham used two of the bills to make two separate purchases.

Officers say a store employee noticed that they were counterfeit bills and called police. Officers say both bills had the same serial #JB44CYBEHNP with a backwards ā€˜Nā€™.

Police say they were able to use video surveillance images to identify the man and arrested him Monday morning.

A 36-year-old Chatham man is now facing a number of charges in connection with the case. He was released with conditions and a future court date.

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Break And Enter In Duart

Chatham-Kent police say they’re trying to track down a gas furnace, some electrical breakers, and some wiring that were stolen from a home in Duart recently.

Police say sometime over the past couple of weeks, someone broke into a residence on Inverara St. and stole the furnace and the electrical equipment.

The value of the stolen goods is estimated at $3,500 and the damage is estimated at $500.

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

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Assault Charge After Family Dispute

A 26-year-old man is charged with assault after an argument turned physical.

Police say the man is accused of assaulting a family member on February 22 after a verbal argument.

A warrant was issued for his arrest and police caught up with him Monday afternoon.

He has since been charged and released with a future court date.