Police Briefs For Sunday, April 8, 2018

Chatham-Kent Police say two vehicles have had their gas tanks damaged.

During the overnight hours of Friday into Saturday, someone drilled holes into the gas tanks of two vehicles parked in Wallaceburg. One was outside an address on Reaume Ave, the other on Thomas Ave.

Police say there has been a series of similar incidents in Wallaceburg of gas tanks being damaged for the purpose of stealing fuel.

Residents are urged to keep a lookout for suspicious activity, particularly in the nighttime hours.

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Two vehicles were reported stolen in Chatham overnight Friday into Saturday.

One was taken from a home on Valley Rd. It’s described as a black 2017 Ford Escape with the Ontario licence plate BSHW-226.

The other was stolen from a home on Viscount St. That one is a grey Honda Civic, last seen with the Ontario licence plate CCTJ-019.

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Three all-terrain vehicles were stolen from an address on Pioneer Line.

Police say the theft occurred early Saturday morning. The vehicles were kept in an outbuilding on the property.

The stolen ATV’s were described as a grey 2003 Polaris Model A03, a yellow 2001 Suzuki Model L80 and a white 1999 Polaris Model A99.

The total value of the property was approximately $4400.

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A 35-year-old Wallaceburg man is facing assault charges.

The incident happened around 3:30pm Saturday at a home on Margaret Ave in Wallaceburg.

Police say the suspect confronted a male at that location, threatened him, broke a window on the home and tried to strike the man with a metal bar.

The suspect soon ran from the area but was arrested shortly after.

He is charged with assault with a weapon, mischief under $5,000, uttering threats and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Anyone with information on any of these incidents should call Chatham-Kent Police at (519) 436-6600. Anonymous tips can be phoned into Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) to be eligible for a cash reward.