Police Briefs – Monday October 16, 2017

Charges have been laid after $100 worth of merchandise was stolen from Parks Blueberries, just east of Thamesville.

Police say on September 20, a woman was caught on camera putting merchandise inside of her purse, and then leaving without paying.

A picture of the woman was released with police asking for help in identifying her.

On Saturday morning, police say a suspect turned herself in.

The 49-year-old woman was arrested and has since been charged with theft under $5,000 and possession of stolen property.


Chatham-Kent police have arrested a woman on their most wanted list.

A warrant was issued for a 37-year-old woman after she allegedly missed her court date in August. Police say she was supposed to appear in court to answer for theft and break and enter charges.

Around 6:20pm Sunday, an officer spotted the woman on Queen St. in Chatham.

She was arrested and taken back to police headquarters to wait for a bail hearing.


A 51-year-old Chatham woman has been charged with assault following a reported argument with her husband.

Police say they were called Sunday night after the woman allegedly slashed a tire on her husband’s truck, causing $350 worth of damage.

Officers were then told about an unreported incident that happened in January. Police say an argument between the two allegedly turned physical, and the husband was reportedly left with scratches on his neck.

The Chatham woman has been charged with assault and mischief under $5,000.