Police Briefs – Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A pair of thefts in less than a week has led to charges against a Wheatley man.

Police say, on November 14, a man stole money and an iPad from a Feed Supply company in Wheatley. A 24-year-old man turned himself in the next day and he was charged with theft and possession of stolen property.

Then Monday afternoon, an officer was called to investigate a stolen trailer, aluminum boat, and motorized bicycle worth $11,000 from Erie St. N.

The stolen items were located and an investigation revealed the same 24-year-old was allegedly responsible. He was arrested and charged with three more counts of theft, and possession of stolen property.


An assault charge has been laid after a man pushed a woman during an argument in Chatham.

Police say the pair started arguing around 3:30am Tuesday. During the fight, the man pushed the woman causing her to fall and hit her head on the concrete.

The back of her head was bleeding so an ambulance was called and she was taken to hospital.

Police were called by hospital staff who arrested a 27-year-old man in the emergency room waiting room. He’s charged with assault causing bodily harm.

Chatham-Kent Crime Stoppers is investigating after a storage facility was damaged in Tilbury.

Overnight on Friday, a group of unknown suspects caused damage to the Salt Storage facility at the Public Works Yard on Tower St. in Tilbury.

According to Crime Stoppers, several chunks of broken asphalt were thrown at the building, which caused several holes in the tarp roof. The cost to replace the roof is $100,000.

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help to find the people responsible for the damage.

If you saw anyone near the Tilbury Water Tower on Friday, please call Crime Stoppers at 1800-222-8477 and you could earn a cash reward.