Police are looking for suspects after a break and enter on Bothwell Street, in Chatham.

CK police briefs – Friday, September 6, 2019

Man arrested, released, arrested again

A 56-year-old man who was arrested twice by Chatham-Kent police in a span of less than 24 hours has a date with a judge now.

Police said the man was first arrested at around 9:30 a.m. Thursday after officers received a report of a suspicious man wandering through some backyards in the area of Churchill Street. Police said when they found the man, they believed he was under the influence of drugs.

Officers arrested him for his own safety and released later Thursday afternoon.

Police said the man was arrested again at around 1 a.m. Friday after allegedly entering a vehicle and a business on Indian Creek Road East.

Investigators said the owner of the business confronted the man, who fled on foot. Officers later found him “prowling around homes on Simonton Drive” and allegedly found some stolen items on him.

The accused is now charged with break and enter, theft, possession of stolen property, trespassing, and breach of probation. The second time he was arrested, police took him into custody pending a bail hearing.

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Police appeal for tips for meat theft investigation

If you can identify either of the two men pictured below, police would like to speak with you.

Officers said they are wanted in connection with a theft of meat from Sobeys in Blenheim.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Mike Taylor at miketa@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87198. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Can you identify this man?

Chatham-Kent police are asking for the public’s help as they try to identify the man pictured below in connection with a theft investigation at Shoppers Drug Mart in Tilbury earlier this week.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Danica Quenneville at danicaq@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87312. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Chatham-Kent police are looking to identify this man in connection with a theft investigation at Shoppers Drug Mart in Tilbury. (Photo courtesy of Chatham-Kent police)

Chatham-Kent police are looking to identify this man in connection with a theft investigation at Shoppers Drug Mart in Tilbury. (Photo courtesy of Chatham-Kent police)

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Police find drugs after suspicious person call

A 31-year-old Wallaceburg man is charged with two counts of drug possession after police allegedly found him carrying around methamphetamine and hydromorphone.

Police said they found the drugs while they were searching the man in connection with a call they received Thursday afternoon about a suspicious man on Wallace Street in Wallaceburg.

When officers found the man, they also learned he was wanted by OPP on an outstanding warrant.

He was arrested, charged, released, and then turned over to OPP for court purposes.

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Police reunite stolen bicycle with its owner

Chatham-Kent police were able to recover a bicycle that was reported stolen from an address on King Street in Chatham Thursday afternoon.

Officers got the call at around 1 p.m. and were able to track down a suspect thanks to some information they received about what he looked like.

Police said the man they were looking for returned to the area, still wearing the same clothing, and they arrested him.

A 23-year-old man of no fixed address was charged with theft and possession of stolen property, then released with conditions and a future court date.

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Ridgetown RIDE checks come up empty

Chatham-Kent police checked 222 vehicles during RIDE spot checks in Ridgetown Thursday night, but no charges were laid and no alcohol-related infractions were observed.

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Traffic enforcement in CK

Police are reminding drivers to slow down in school zones and to watch out for school buses now that class is back in session for the fall.

Officers said the CK police traffic unit was focusing on school bus safety and distracted driving this week and charged ten motorists during that time for various offences including speeding, driving while using a cell phone, and driver’s license infractions.