CK police briefs – Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Break-In suspects take off on bikes

Two people from Blenheim are facing charges in connection with a break-in at a shed in Shrewsbury.

Police said a homeowner was alerted by a neighbour that two people were in his shed Tuesday morning, and was reportedly able to get a good look at the pair as they fled his property on bicycles.

Officers say the homeowner was able to give them a physical description of the suspects and which way they were last seen heading.

Using that information, police arrested two suspects a short distance away, took them into custody, and charged them with break and enter.

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You’ve got mail

A 39-year-old Chatham man is in trouble with police because he allegedly emailed a woman he was ordered not to contact.

Officers said that was one of the conditions the man was supposed to obey when he was released from custody back on July 9.

He was charged with failing to comply with his release conditions and is being held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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Police find pot while investigating shoplifting

Chatham-Kent police allegedly found some marijuana while they were arresting a Walpole Island man who was wanted in connection with a shoplifting incident from earlier in the year.

Police said on April 25, 2018, someone walked into the Shopper’s Drug Mart on Grand Avenue in Chatham and stole four tables from the electronics display.

The suspect then took off before police showed up.

Officers say they were able to identify the person responsible, though, and they issued a warrant for his arrest.

Police said they found the man in the passenger seat of a car that was pulled over for a traffic stop on Harvey Street at around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning and arrested him.

While officers were searching him, they allegedly found some marijuana on him.

A 23-year-old Walpole Island man is now charged with theft, possession of stolen property, and drug possession.

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Trespassing on train tracks

A 20-year-old Chatham man is facing charges after police allegedly found him walking some railroad tracks with two bags full of tools and some copper wire.

Officers said they tracked the man down near Bloomfield Road in Chatham early Tuesday morning after getting a tip about a suspicious person.

Police say the man is charged with trespassing and possession of break-in tools.

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Grain bin spray painted, Canadian flag stolen

Chatham-Kent police are investigating after someone spray painted three grain bins on Bear Line Road sometime over the weekend.

Officers said a Canadian flag is also missing from the property.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Mike VanKesteren at michaelv@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 86442.

Chatham-Kent police are trying to track down the person(s) responsible for spray painting three grain bins on Bear Line Road. (Photo courtesy of Chatham-Kent police)

Chatham-Kent police are trying to track down the person(s) responsible for spray painting three grain bins on Bear Line Road. (Photo courtesy of Chatham-Kent police)