CK police briefs – Thursday, July 4, 2019

Laptop, possibly cat, stolen from Chatham residence

A 15.6-inch laptop has been reported stolen from a residence in Chatham and the homeowner’s cat is also missing. The reported theft occurred sometime between June 30 at 2 p.m. and Wednesday night on Richmond Street.

Police said the culprits forced their way into a residence and stole a Dell Inspiron laptop. It is unclear if the cat was taken or just escaped during the break-in. Police describe the cat, named Butters, as orange, eight-years-old and weighing about five pounds.

The suspect(s) have not been arrested by police. Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Adrian Roy at 519-436-6600 ext. 8107335. Anonymous callers may contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

A dozen commercial vehicles taken out of service after police sting  

A joint-blitz between local police and the Ministry of Transportation led to 37 charges laid against commercial drivers.

The Chatham-Kent Police Service Traffic Management Unit, in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation and the Ontario Provincial Police, conducted a joint force operation on Wednesday focusing on commercial vehicles and safety in Chatham.

As a result of the blitz, 21 commercial vehicles were sent in for inspection, 12 vehicles were taken out of service, and 37 charges were laid in relation to this enforcement initiative.

Chatham-Kent police are reminding owners and drivers of commercial vehicles that such initiatives will continue throughout the community in an effort to keep all roadways safe.

Cyclist charged following a collision in Chatham 

Wednesday morning, police responded to a collision involving a vehicle and a cyclist on Keil Drive South in Chatham.

Police said the cyclist suffered minor injuries.

The cyclist, a 56-year-old Chatham woman, was charged with bicycle bylaw offences.


Chatham man charged with mischief

A 36-year-old man from Chatham has been charged with mischief under $5,000 after allegedly damaging construction equipment.

Police said approximately $1,000 worth of damage had been done to equipment, located on Riverview Drive in Chatham Wednesday morning. Officers were able to identify a suspect and make an arrest Wednesday night.

The 36-year-old now has a future court date set for July 26.


Rose bushes stolen

An arrest has been made after 12 rose bushes were stolen from Sarah’s Farm Market in Chatham.

Police said the theft happened early Wednesday morning. Officers later arrested a 46-year-old Chatham woman in connection with the case. She has since been charged with theft under $5,000 and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.  She has a future court date set for July 30.