Police Briefs – Wednesday March 08, 2017

Officers are looking for a suspect after a robbery in Thamesville.

It happened early Wednesday morning around 3:50am when an unknown male entered the Mac’s convenience store at 25 Victoria St.

He handed the employee a note asking for the money in the till and once he received it, he got into the driver’s seat of a full-size black pick-up truck and drove away.

The front and rear license plates of the truck were covered in mud.

The male is described as 5’10” tall with a slim build and weighing around 180-190 lbs.

His nose was blacked out with what appeared to be some type of paint and he was wearing black wrap-around sunglasses, gloves, a red hoodie and a black vest.

Robbery suspect in Thamesville. March 08, 2017. (Photo courtesy of CKPS)

Robbery suspect in Thamesville. March 08, 2017. (Photo courtesy of CKPS)

There was no weapon seen by the employee, nor did she report being physically harmed.

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

A Chatham man has been arrested for an outstanding warrant.

The man was arrested and charged with mischief under $5,000 November 29 and was released from custody with a court date of February 24.

However, he did not attend court as required and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

The 31-year-old Chatham man attended court Tuesday morning for other matters he currently has before the court and was arrested.

Chatham-Kent OPP have charged a Florida man with drunk driving.

Officers responded to a traffic complaint on Hwy. 401 near Kent Bridge Rd. Monday around 5:30pm where the complainant reported a vehicle had struck a road sign and entered the ditch.

The officer determined the driver had consumed alcohol and the 63-year-old driver was transported to the detachment for further tests.


Chatham-Kent OPP have charged a 42-year-old New York truck driver with speeding and driving without a working speed limiter.

An officer was conducting RADAR enforcement on Hwy. 401 near Bloomfield Rd Tuesday morning when a westbound commercial motor vehicle was spotted exceeding the posted speed limit of 100 km/h.

The OPP says the RADAR registered a speed in excess of 120 km/h.