CK police briefs – Thursday, January 10, 2019

Charge laid after pedestrian hit by vehicle

A 26-year-old woman is charged with failing to stop at a crossover after a pedestrian was hit at an intersection in Chatham’s south end Wednesday night.

Police said a 57-year-old Chatham woman was crossing the street at the corner of Park Avenue West near O’Neil Street at around 6 p.m. Wednesday when she was hit by a vehicle.

The woman who was hit was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The Chatham woman who was behind the wheel of the vehicle at the time was charged as a result of the police investigation.

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Unwanted texts result in criminal harassment charge

A 34-year-old man who allegedly threatened his ex-girlfriend via text message is facing charges now.

Police said the man had allegedly been sending his ex-girlfriend text messages since November 2018 and continued sending them to her even after she asked him to stop.

At that point, police were called in and also warned the man to stop communicating with the woman, but he allegedly began texting her again Wednesday night — this time in a “threatening manner.”

Police were able to track down the accused early Thursday morning, arrested him, and charged him with criminal harassment and two counts of uttering threats. He was being held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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Tools stolen from barn on Beechwood Line

Chatham-Kent police are trying to track down about $3,000 worth of tools that were stolen from a barn near Ridgetown.

Police said someone broke into the building at an address on Beechwood Line either late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Steve Donald at stevend@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 84980.

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Theft from vehicle

Police are appealing to the public for tips as they investigate a theft from a vehicle that was parked on Hickory Oak Lane in Wheatley.

Officers said someone broke into the unlocked vehicle between 10 p.m. Monday night and 5 a.m. Tuesday morning and took about $500 worth of undisclosed items from inside.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Jennifer Jacobson at jenniferja@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87212.

Anyone with information on any of the crimes listed above can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.