Police briefs – Thursday, October 4, 2018

Some high-tension situations Wednesday night resulted in a couple of men getting tasered by Chatham-Kent police.

In one case, officers were called to an apartment building in Chatham around 10 p.m. A 23-year-old man is accused of chasing his neighbour and a woman down the hallway with a knife.

Chatham-Kent police said the man allegedly resisted arrest and had a knife on him. He was tasered and then taken into custody.

The 23-year-old has been charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and resisting a peace officer.

In a separate incident, a 21-year-old man accused of robbing his cousin was also tasered.

Police said the man went to his cousin’s home in Wallaceburg Wednesday night around 7:30 p.m. The man allegedly grabbed some items and then pushed a woman out of the way to leave. Officers were called Thursday morning around 5 a.m. after the man went back to the residence. He allegedly resisted arrest and was tasered as a result.

The 21-year-old man has been charged with robbery, possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000, and resisting a peace officer.


A 32-year-old man has been charged after he was allegedly found with crystal methamphetamine Wednesday morning.

Chatham-Kent police were called to Jeffrey Street in Chatham after a man was reportedly seen trying to get into parked vehicles. He was arrested and taken to the courthouse.


Stolen solar panels. (Photo courtesy of Chatham-Kent Police Services.)

Chatham-Kent police are working to track down some stolen solar panels.

Twenty-two Suntech STP190 solar panels have been reported stolen from a property on Selton Line. Police said the theft happened sometime late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-436-6600 ext. 87264 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


Residents in the south end of Chatham-Kent are being asked to let police know if their mail is opened or if mailboxes are tampered with.

Officers recovered an abandoned vehicle in Blenheim on September 20. Inside the vehicle, officers found stolen mail and credit cards.

A warrant has been issued for a 27-year-old man from Kent Bridge who allegedly had the items in his possession.


A 47-year-old woman who allegedly shoplifted from the Walmart in Chatham is facing a couple of charges.

Police said the alleged incident happened on Monday and was arrested Wednesday afternoon. She has been charged with theft under $5,000, possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000, driving while disqualified, and driving while under suspension.