Police briefs – Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Multiple break and enters

Chatham-Kent police responded to a slew of break and enters in the municipality Monday.

The first was in Pain Court where police said an unknown number of suspects forced there way into a residence on Maple Line between 11:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. According to a police release, the suspects allegedly stole:

–       Two wooden jewellery boxes

–       a pearl necklace

–       diamond heart-shaped necklace and matching earrings

–       gold bracelet

–       gold Knight of Columbus ring

–       diamond ring shaped like a figure 8

–       men’s gold Rolex watch

–       women’s gold Bulova watch

–       black purse

Police said they then responded to a break and enter in progress Monday afternoon on Pine Street in Chatham. According to the release, a  man entered an unlocked garage and allegedly assaulted the homeowner when confronted.

Police said he fled prior their arrival, but was located and arrested a short distance away.

The 28-year-old Chatham man has been charged with break and enter, along with assault.  He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Police said the third break and enter occurred Monday between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. when an unknown amount of suspects forced their way into a residence on Sparks Drive. Police said they allegedly stole:

–       15” MacBook Pro

–       iPad with black case

–       black Apple Watch

–       PS4 gaming system

–       Jewellery (watches, wedding ring, gold chain necklace)

–       Apple AirPort Extreme router

–       Blue ‘Ultimate Ears’ Bluetooth speaker

–       Anova Sous vide cooking machine

–       A black briefcase containing musical equipment


Man charged with obstructing police

Police said they responded to a shoplifting complaint at Canadian Tire in Chatham Monday afternoon.

Through investigation, officers learned the man spit at the employee who confronted him outside in the parking lot about the theft.

Police said the man falsely identified himself to police, as an officer found identification which revealed he lied about his name.

The man was transported to police headquarters and his true identity was confirmed as he is currently charged with other offences.

The 31-year-old man was charged with theft, being in possession of property obtained by a crime, assault and obstruction. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.


Police seek the public’s assistance

The Chatham-Kent Police are asking for the public’s assistance identifying a man as part of a mischief and theft investigation at a business on King Street West in Chatham early Saturday morning.

Chatham-Kent Police are asking the public's assistance in identifying this male in regards to a mischief and theft investigation. November 27, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Chatham-Kent police)

Chatham-Kent Police are asking the public’s assistance in identifying this male in regards to a mischief and theft investigation. November 27, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Chatham-Kent police)


Anyone with information on these or other crimes is asked to contact Chatham-Kent police or Crime Stoppers where they may be eligible for a cash reward.