Police Briefs – Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Lottery Ticket Thief Arrested After Traffic Stop

A 33-year-old Walpole Island man’s luck appears to have run out.

Police say they arrested the man at around 12am Wednesday after he allegedly stole a tray of lottery tickets from a convenience store in Chatham.

Officers say the tickets were reported stolen from the Lucky 7 Variety on McNaughton Ave. just before 11pm Tuesday. Police were able to quickly identify a suspect after reviewing some video surveillance at the store.

Shortly after that, officers pulled over a vehicle that was heading north of the variety store on St. Clair Rd. at Pioneer Line. Officers say they found the suspect in the back seat of the vehicle with a tray of lottery tickets and some drugs.

A 33-year-old man is now charged with theft, possession of stolen property, and drug possession. He’s also charged with failing to comply because he was previously released with the conditions that he wouldn’t possess or consume any illegal drugs or substances.

Police Arrest Four For Breaking Release Conditions

Chatham-Kent police are continuing their crackdown on repeat offenders.

And this time it netted them four accused criminals.

In the first case, police say a 28-year-old Chatham man was arrested at around 1am Wednesday after police found out that he wasn’t living at the address he was supposed to.

Officers say they learned he had moved out when they showed up at the place just after 8pm on September 26 to check on him.

Police say they couldn’t track the man down until they found him on Wilson St. in Chatham Wednesday and took him back to police headquarters where he’s being held for a bail hearing.

In the second case, officers picked up a 30-year-old Leamington woman on an arrest warrant after she allegedly failed to let police know that she had changed her address — that broke one of the conditions of her release.

Police say they found the woman at around 2pm Tuesday and took her into custody pending a bail hearing.

In the third case, police say a 28-year-old Chatham man who was released from custody back in July with several conditions was arrested Tuesday.

Officers say the man was supposed to stay inside his residence at all times, except for a very few specific reasons.

An officer who was on general patrol at 5pm yesterday allegedly spotted the man in a parking lot on Richmond St. in Chatham and arrested him for breaking the conditions of his house-arrest.

In the fourth and final case, police say they arrested a Chatham woman who was spotted riding a bike with a man she wasn’t supposed to be contacting.

Officers say they also found some drugs on her.

Police say they spotted the pair riding bikes together in the area of Queen St. and Richmond St. at around 7:30pm Tuesday. When officers approached them, the man allegedly took off. Police say they couldn’t catch up with him, adding the woman who was still at the scene allegedly interfered with their investigation.

A 21-year-old Chatham woman is now charged with breaking her release conditions, obstructing police, and drug possession. She was also taken into custody pending a bail hearing.