CK police briefs – Friday, August 9, 2019

Approximately $10,000 in fishing equipment reported stolen

Chatham-Kent police are appealing to the public as they look to recover thousands of dollars in fishing rods, reels, and tackle that was reportedly stolen from a residence in Morpeth.

Police said the following items were allegedly taken during a break-in Monday night:

– CV 20D Okuma Convector Reels (6 of them)

– CV 30D Okuma Convector Reels (2 of them)

– CV 30L Okuma Convector Reel

– Ugly Stick Trolling Rods (2 of them)

– Shimano Talora Trolling Rods (7 of them)

– Special Mate Tackle Boxes (3 of them)

– Cannon Magnum 5ST Electric Downriggers (2 of them)

– Assorted Spoons (300)

– Assorted Body Baits (125)

– Mustad Seyewash Hooks (300)

– Braided Line 30lb and Leadcore 27lb

The total value of the stolen items is estimated at $10,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Ken Muir at or 519-436-6600 extension #87002. Anonymous callers can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.


Trio of wanted persons arrested

It appears the law has caught up with a 39-year-old Wallaceburg man, a 23-year-old Chatham man, and a 25-year-old Sarnia woman who were all wanted by Chatham-Kent police on outstanding warrants.

Police said the Wallaceburg man was arrested Friday morning for breaching his recognizance.

The Chatham man was arrested in London and turned over to Chatham-Kent police yesterday afternoon.

And the Sarnia woman was arrested in Sarnia last night before she was turned over to Chatham-Kent police on some outstanding warrants.

All three of the accused were taken into custody pending bail hearings.


Only dial 911 for emergencies

Chatham-Kent police are issuing a reminder to local residents that you should only be calling 911 if you have a life-threatening emergency or would like to report a crime in progress.

“False 911 calls are continuing to pull officers away from incidents that require their attention,” said a release from police.

For all non-emergency incidents, you are asked to call the Dispatch Center at 519-352-1234.

If you would like to speak with an officer regarding a general inquiry, you can also call 519-436-6600 extension #222.

And if you have information on a crime and wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.