Police Briefs – Thursday August 9, 2018

Chatham-Kent police are investigating a couple of unrelated thefts.

In one case, about $30,000 worth of Apple products, jewellery, and cash were stolen from a home in Dover Township. Police say someone broke into the home on Crow Line around 10am Wednesday morning.

In the meantime, a black and green push lawn mower, worth approximately $225 has been reported stolen from a yard in Tilbury. Officers say the lawn mower was left in the yard for 15 minutes, which was enough time for someone to take it.

Anyone with information to either of these thefts is asked to call police at 519-436-6600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


Residents with tips regarding a stolen car are asked to contact Chatham-Kent police.

Officers are trying to track down a Brown 2004 Buick century. The car was last seen with the Ontario license plate AVJF829. The car was reported stolen from a business on Richmond St. in Chatham Wednesday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Acting Sergeant Ken Lauzon at 519-436-6600 ext. 87116.


In unrelated incidents, two people have been charged for being behind the wheel while under a driving suspension.

Police say a 38-year-old man is facing two counts of driving while under suspension after officers pulled him over on King St. in Chatham. He’s under suspension for allegedly not paying fines. The vehicle he was driving is being held at an impound lot for seven days.

Meanwhile, a 47-year-old woman has been charged with driving while under suspension and having an expired validation tag. The female driver was stopped on Keil Dr. in Chatham on Wednesday.