Police Briefs – Wednesday, November 8, 2017

A Thamesville man is facing charges after allegedly breaking into a home to steal cash.

Police say a man entered a Thamesville home through an unlocked door around 10:30am Monday and started going through a woman’s purse.

That’s when the homeowner walked in and caught him taking $50 in cash. The homeowner knew the man and let him leave without a confrontation, but called police once he was gone.

A 27-year-old was arrested Tuesday night and charged with break and enter and theft.


A Chatham man is back behind bars after he was allegedly caught violating his curfew.

Officers stopped him on Baxter St. around 2:20am Wednesday because he didn’t have a light on his bicycle. He took off but was caught a short distance away.

The 47-year-old is charged with failing to comply.


An outstanding warrant landed a Chatham woman in police custody.

The 21-year-old was riding her bicycle on Raleigh St. around 3pm on Wednesday when she was recognized by an officer for outstanding warrants.

She was arrested and charged with failing to comply.


Chatham-Kent police are asking for help in identifying a theft suspect.

Security camera theft suspect No. 1. November 8, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Chatham-Kent Police Services.)

Police say an undisclosed number of security cameras were stolen overnight from an apartment complex in Chatham.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-436-6600 ext. 87298 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


In a separate case, police are also investigating a theft from a building in Chatham.

Police say security cameras were stolen sometime between October 26 and 27.

The Chatham-Kent Police Services has provided a picture of the suspect and is asking for anyone with information to step forward by calling police or Crime Stoppers.

Security camera theft suspect No. 2. November 8, 2017. (Photo courtesy of the Chatham-Kent Police Services.)