Police Briefs – Sunday, June 10, 2018

Two Chatham-Kent men learned the hard way that it’s not a good idea to ignore a police order.

Chatham-Kent police say the two 22-year-old men were released from their custody on Saturday with the condition that they not see or speak to each other.

They were discovered hours later together at a business on Grand Ave. W. Both were arrested for failure to comply and held for a bail hearing Sunday morning.

It was not clear why the men had been in custody in the first place.

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A business in Thamesville was burglarised over the weekend.

Police say the incident happened late Friday night or early Saturday morning. Someone broke into the business on Victoria Ave. and caused $500 in damage.

About $1,500 in cash was taken.

Anyone with information should call or email C-K Police Constable Jim Charbonneau at (519) 436-6600, ext. 85084. Anonymous tips can be phoned into Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Police are looking for a vehicle stolen from a Thamesville home early Sunday morning.

A black 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser was stolen from the driveway of a home on Lamilla St. The licence plate number is Ontario #CCAF-467.

Value of the theft is estimated at $5,000.

Anyone with information should call or email C-K Police Constable Michael Vankesteren at (519) 436-6600, ext. 86442.

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Police responded to the local Walmart store Saturday on a shoplifting complaint.

The store’s loss prevention officer observed the male suspect conceal a set of tools valued at $200, and leaving the store without showing an intention to pay for the items.

The 37-year-old man was arrested and charged with theft under $5,000 and being in possession of property obtained by crime. He was released, and a court date has been set for July 6.

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A 28-year-old Chatham man has been arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Police noticed a man and a woman who were known to them at an address on St. Clair St. Saturday night.  The investigation revealed that the man had an outstanding warrant and he was taken into custody

Officers noticed the man was also found to be in possession of suspected illegal narcotics.

He has been charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance and breach of recognisance. He was held for a bail hearing Sunday.