Chatham-Kent police cruiser parked at the traffic unit headquarters on Dillon Road. (Photo by Matt Weverink)

Police charge two men after finding black ski mask, knife, flashlight and meth

Two men are charged after suspicious activity in Chatham led police to a backpack with a black ski mask, a knife, a flashlight and some methamphetamine inside.

They were arrested just before 2 a.m. on Thursday after an officer on general patrol observed the two men riding bicycles on Oxley Drive with no lights.

After searching a backpack belonging to one of the accused men, police said they found night vision binoculars, balaclava, various tools, gloves and a syringe containing methamphetamine.

A 33-year-old man and a 36-year-old man, both of no fixed address, are charged with a number of crimes including possession of break-in tools, drug possession, and failing to comply.

During the arrest, police learned the 33-year-old man was wanted by OPP, so he was released with conditions and a future court date and then turned over to provincial police.

The 36-year-old man was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.