CK police briefs — Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Woman accused of breaking into family member’s home

A 32-year-old Wallaceburg woman is in trouble with police — and her family — after allegedly smashing a glass patio door Tuesday afternoon.

Officers said they arrested the woman and charged her with break and enter after she allegedly forced her way into a family member’s home.

She was later released with conditions and a court date.

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Wanted man arrested, sent to Sarnia

A 32-year-old Tilbury man who was wanted by police in Sarnia has been arrested in Chatham-Kent.

CK police said they picked the man up Tuesday night while they were responding to a call about a suspicious man walking along Queens Line.

When officers learned the man was wanted on an outstanding warrant, they arrested him and turned him over to Sarnia police for court purposes.

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Tools stolen from Wheatley business

Chatham-Kent police are appealing to the public for tips after some power tools were stolen from Bowman Feed & Supply.

Officers said sometime between 5 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday, someone forced their way into the Wheatley business and took off with three Stihl chainsaws and three Stihl leaf blowers with a combined estimated value of $1,000.

The damage caused by the break-in is estimated at $1,200.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Kevin McCaughley at kevinm@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 84918. You can also submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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RIDE checks ramping up in CK

Chatham-Kent police are increasing the number of RIDE spot checks across the community ahead of the holiday season.

Officers said they stopped and checked 205 vehicles in Blenheim, Ridgetown, and Chatham Saturday night, but didn’t find any drivers who were impaired by alcohol or drugs — one motorist was charged with a seatbelt offence, though.

Police are also reminding members of the public that if you believe someone is driving impaired, you should call 911 to report it.

If you are enjoying a few alcoholic beverages over the holidays, you should always plan for a safe ride home.