Police Briefs – Tuesday April 18, 2017

A 28-year-old Wallaceburg man is facing several charges after he was allegedly caught using stolen debit and credit cards.

Chatham-Kent police say a wallet was stolen from a vehicle on John St. in Wallaceburg around 7am Monday morning.

Shortly after, police say a debit card from the stolen wallet was used to buy two cigarette packages from Mac’s Milk on McNaughton Ave. The same debit card was then used to buy two disposable vape cigarettes.

Around 9:30am, police say the 28-year-old went to a nearby Canadian Tire and allegedly tried to use the same debit card. However, the debit “tap” feature wasn’t working, so a credit card from the stolen wallet was used instead.

Police say the employee recognized the signature on the back of the credit card and knew who the card actually belonged to. Police were then called to the store but the man had already left.

The 28-year-old was later located and charged with theft under $5,000, possession of stolen property, and two counts of using a stolen credit card.

He has since been released from police custody and is set to appear in court next month.

A Tilbury man has been arrested for not showing up to his court date.

Police say the 27-year-old male was arrested back in February for allegedly trying to walk out of a Chatham grocery store with two sets of headphones without paying.

The suspect was released from police custody with a court date scheduled for March, but he didn’t show and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Police say the male was arrested on Tuesday morning around 12:30am. He was later released and scheduled for another court date.