CK police briefs – Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Police find meth on shoplifting suspect

Chatham-Kent police have made a pair of arrests after two shovels were reported stolen from the Walmart in Wallaceburg.

Officers said two men walked into the store Tuesday morning, grabbed the shovels, and took off on bicycles as police were called to the scene.

Investigators were able to track down two suspects a short distance away and took them both into custody. Police said one of the men allegedly had some methamphetamine on him.

A 29-year-old Wallaceburg man is now charged with theft, possession of stolen property, failing to comply with his probation order, and drug possession. He was taken to the courthouse and later released with conditions and a future court date.

A 31-year-old Walpole Island man is also charged with theft and possession of stolen property. He was then released with conditions and a future court date.

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Police investigate a trio of break-ins

Chatham-Kent police are looking for leads in connection with three recent break-ins.

In the first case, police said someone entered a residence and a shed on Chestnut Drive in Chatham sometime over the past week and took off with some jewelry and two mountain bikes. Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Doug Cowell at dougc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 83666.

The second break-in took place sometime between 8 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at a residence on Edgar Street in Chatham. Whoever broke in, caused an estimated $300 in damage before taking off with various items valued at approximately $1,000. Anyone with information on that case is asked to contact Constable Corey Aitken at coreya@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87322.

The third break-in was on Riverview Line in Raleigh Township. Police said someone entered an unlocked garage and stole a Stihl chainsaw and five gallons of gas. Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Josh Flikweert at joshuaf@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87146.

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

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Public urination leads to temporary incarceration

A 32-year-old Chatham man is spending some time in a cell after police allegedly spotted him peeing on a building in downtown Chatham overnight.

Police said at around 2 a.m. Wednesday, officers allegedly saw the man urinating in public and took him into custody because he was unable to care for himself.

He was charged with public intoxication and will be released when he sobers up.

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Suspended driver in all kinds of trouble

A 39-year-old Leamington man who wasn’t supposed to be driving is facing a number of charges after police allegedly caught him behind the wheel of a vehicle in Wallaceburg.

Police said they pulled over a grey Dodge Durango Tuesday morning after learning that its licence plates didn’t match up with the vehicle they were attached to.

The officer who stopped the vehicle also learned that the driver’s licence was suspended for unpaid fines and remedial requirements.

Police said the man didn’t have any insurance either, or an interlock device, which was required by his driving conditions.

He was arrested, charged, and released with conditions and a future court date.

The vehicle he was driving was taken away and impounded for 45 days.