Police Briefs – Saturday May 13, 2017

A 25-year-old Chatham man has been charged after allegedly breaking into a nursing home.

Police say they were called to Meadow Park in Chatham, Saturday morning around 1:45am.

“The man forced his way into the building, causing about $100 damage to a window,” said police in a media release.

It’s alleged the man stole a purse, as well as food from the staff room.

Police say the man tried to run from police but was caught after a short pursuit. The 25-year-old has since been charged with break and enter.

A Wallaceburg man has been charged with impaired driving following a collision Friday night.

Chatham-Kent police say they were called to a single-vehicle crash on Fraser Rd. near Base Line around 11pm. The man was suspected of being intoxicated and was arrested.

He was taken to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance for medical attention and a breath test.

As a result, the 38-year-old man was charged. He is set to appear in court at the end of May.

Chatham-Kent police are investigating a couple of break-ins at two unlocked garages located on Sherwood Court in Chatham.

Police say  a marine audio system and Bud Light beer valued at $1,500 was reported stolen at the first break-in. Meanwhile, two Dewalt drills and a wallet was reported stolen from the second break-in.

Police say both incidents happened sometime Thursday night or early Friday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Andrew Jaconelli at andrewj@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87192.