Police Briefs-Saturday, April 14, 2018

A truck driver has been charged after striking overhead communication wires in Chatham.

On Friday at around 6:30pm, police were called about a semi truck that was striking overhead wires as it traveled eastbound on Richmond St. in Chatham.

Chatham-Kent police quickly went to the area and stopped the truck on Lacroix St.

A section of Richmond St. from Leeson Dr. to Lacroix St. was closed to traffic while police investigated.

Police determined that the downed wires were not hydro lines and no one was injured.

The lines were repaired and the driver of the truck was charged.

A man accused of smashing things with a bat inside a Chatham home has been arrested.

Police say on Saturday at around 2:21am, a resident called to report that a man was smashing things inside a house with a bat.

Officers went to the home on Lorne Ave. and found an “extremely agitated” man sitting on the steps with bloody hands.

According to police, a number of items had been smashed but no one inside the house had been assaulted.

The man was arrested and brought to Chatham-Kent Police Headquarters.

A 36-year-old man was charged with mischief under $5,000 and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Chatham-Kent police are looking for information after a shed was broken into in Chatham.

Police say on Friday, a citizen called to report a break and enter.

Police discovered through investigation that the suspects gained entry to a shed on Parkwood Dr. in Chatham. Once inside, the suspects stole a Stihl weed whacker, a Stihl hedge trimmer, a Stihl leaf blower, and a handheld spotlight.

The total value of the items taken is approximately $1,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chatham-Kent Police Headquarters at (519) 436-6600 ext. 222. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Chatham-Kent police are investigating a break and enter that happened in Raleigh Township,

Police say a citizen reported that a home was broken into on Talbot Trail Friday night.

According to police, the citizen stated that the break and enter happened sometime between 10:45pm and 11:45pm Friday night.

Police say unknown suspects pried open a door to the house and stole a large amount of jewelry.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Joel Rehill at joelr@chatham-kent.ca. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.