CK police briefs – Thursday, December 20, 2018

Wanted man arrested on warrant

The long arm of the law has finally caught up with a Chatham man who was wanted for more than four years on a charge of contempt of court.

Chatham-Kent police said a warrant was issued for the man’s arrest on August 22, 2014, but police didn’t catch up with him until they saw him in Byng Avenue in Chatham Wednesday night.

A 51-year-old Chatham man was arrested, charged, and released with conditions and a future court date.

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Two women arrested for shoplifting

A 27-year-old Chatham woman and a 33-year-old Chatham woman are both charged with theft and possession of stolen property after police received two separate shoplifting calls Wednesday afternoon — both at the Walmart store on St. Clair Street.

Both of the accused have been released with conditions and a future court date.

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Woman charged with fraud

A 36-year-old Essex woman is charged with fraud after she allegedly attempted to return some stolen property to the Walmart in Chatham.

Officers said they made the arrest Wednesday afternoon, charged the woman and released her with conditions and a future court date.

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Drunk in a hotel lobby

Chatham-Kent police picked up a 25-year-old Lucan man Wednesday night after getting a report about a disturbance in the lobby of a hotel in Chatham.

Police said the man was allegedly intoxicated at the time and was taken into custody for his own safety because he was unable to care for himself.

The man police arrested was charged with public intoxication and was set to be released once he sobered up.