CK police briefs – Monday, September 10, 2018

Break-in at Chatham apartment building

A 19-year-old man is facing charges after allegedly breaking into the laundry room at an apartment building in Chatham.

Police said it happened at around 6 p.m. Sunday, adding a man was recorded on surveillance video using a small tool to pick the lock of a secure door on the building before attempting to steal the change from some washers and dryers inside.

Officers said they were able to identify a suspect and found him a couple of hours later, riding a bicycle on Fifth Street in Chatham.

Police said they found some screwdrivers, a punch tool, two custom magnetic tools, and an adjustable wrench on him.

A 19-year-old Chatham man is now charged with break and enter and possession of break-in tools.

He is being held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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ATV stolen from shed

Chatham-Kent police are trying to track down a green 1997 Yamaha Big Bear 350cc ATV that was stolen from an unlocked shed on Burk Line over the weekend.

Police said it was taken sometime either late Saturday night or early Sunday morning and was last seen with the licence plate 68CZ3.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Paul Myers at paulmy@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 82512.

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He just couldn’t stay away

A Wheatley man is in trouble with the law again after allegedly contacting a woman he was supposed to stay away from.

Officers said the man is accused of going to the woman’s apartment building twice since he was released from custody on Friday with a condition that he wasn’t supposed to attend her residence.

He was ordered not to speak with her either, but police said he called her Sunday morning.

Officers arrested a 63-year-old man in connection with the case and they are holding him in custody pending a bail hearing.