CK police briefs- Sunday, August 25, 2019

Woman facing three charges after shoplifting 

A woman from Sarnia is facing a handful of charges after allegedly shoplifting in CK and getting busted with opioids.

According to police, On Saturday night they responded to a shoplifting complaint around 9:45 p.m. at a business on St. Clair Street in Chatham. A woman was said to be seen leaving the store with around $600 worth of unpaid-for merchandise. Officers were able to locate her and place her under arrest. While searching her they found a small amount of suspected fentanyl in her possession.

The 30-year-old was charged with theft under $5,000, possession of stolen property under $5,000 and possession of a controlled substance. She was later released from custody with a future court date.

Men charged after breaching conditions

Two Chatham men are facing charges after being around each other when they weren’t supposed to be.

Last month, the men were originally arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance. One of their release conditions was to not communicate with each other. Around 1 a.m. Sunday morning police on general patrol conducted a traffic stop on Grand Avenue East in Chatham. The officer was able to i.d. both occupants of the car and confirm that they were not supposed to be in each other’s presence.

As a result, a 30-year-old and 60-year-old man were both placed under arrested and charged with breach of undertaking. They have been held for a custody hearing.

Two break and enters in Wallaceburg 

Police are asking the public for tips after two break and enters days apart near Wallaceburg.

The first one happened sometime between Wednesday and Saturday when unknown suspects forced their way into a shed on St. Clair Parkway. They got away with $900 in items including an orange Husqvarna 20” chainsaw and a red Briggs and Stratton weed eater.

Then between Friday and Saturday, a detached garage was broken into on Base Line. The suspects took approximately $750 in property, which included a Dewalt angle grinder, Ryobi battery and charger, and a motorcycle helmet, vest and gloves.

Anyone with information for either of the break and enters is asked to contact Constable Neal Iles at or 519-436-600 extension 86590 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously.