Police Briefs – Tuesday January 9, 2018

Chatham Food Basics theft suspect. (Photo courtesy of Chatham-Kent Police Services).

Chatham-Kent police are asking for help in identifying a suspect who allegedly stole another person’s wallet at the Food Basics in Chatham.

Police say a man was caught on video swiping a wallet from another person in the check-out lane on January 5.

Anyone with information is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.


Damage is pegged at $2,000 after someone broke into a home on Blue Water Line in Wallaceburg.

Police say someone broke a basement window in order to get into the residence, sometime between January 4 and January 8.

Nothing was reported stolen from inside the home. However, the suspect also broke into the shed where a jerry can of gasoline was stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Shawn Hoskins atshawn.hoskins@chatham-kent.ca or at 519-436-6600 ext. 87258 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


Police are looking into a break-in in Tilbury.

Sometime between January 1 and January 7, police say someone broke into a shed on Queen St. N and took an electric cement mixer.

The mixer is worth approximately $400.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Tim Percy at timp@chatham-kent.ca or at 519-463-6600 ext. 84922.


Sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning, police say a suspect broke into a home on Mulberry Crescent in Chatham.

Damage to a glass sliding door is pegged at $1,500. It’s unknown what was stolen, if anything.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Kyle Wright at kylew@chatham-kent.ca or at 519-436-6600 ext. 87310 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Crime Stoppers is looking for information after a storage unit was broken into in Chatham-Kent.

According to Crime Stoppers, unknown suspects broke into a storage unit at the Wolfe Creek BMX Park on Creek Rd. sometime during the week of December 22, 2017.

The theives stole a generator, an air compressor, and two weed eaters.

The suspects then smashed a window to get into the office area.

According to the news release, hundreds of dollars worth of damage was caused at the BMX Park and about $1,500 worth of property was stolen.

If you have any information regarding this or any other crime please call Crime Stoppers at 519-351-8477, or 1-800-222-8477, text CRIMES (274637) keyword CKCS, or visit www.crime-stoppers.on.ca and email your tip.