CK police briefs – Thursday, November 7, 2019

Man accused of stealing big-screen TV

The best things in life may be free, but a 55″ TV from Walmart isn’t.

A 23-year-old Chatham man is finding that out the hard way after he allegedly walked out of the Walmart store in Chatham last month with a TV in his shopping cart — and didn’t make any attempts to pay for it.

Police said the television was worth approximately $800.

Officers were able to identify a suspect in connection with the case and arrested him Wednesday night. He was charged with theft and possession of stolen property and then released with a future court date.

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Wanted man arrested in Chatham, sent to Windsor

A 47-year-old man who was wanted by Windsor police was arrested in Chatham Wednesday night.

CK police said the man was arrested while officers were responding to a disturbance on Hyslop Street.

He was later turned over to Windsor police for court purposes.

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Break-in at Harwich Township home

Chatham-Kent police are appealing to the public for tips as they try to solve a break-in at a home on River Line.

Officers said sometime last week, someone broke into a home on that road and took off with undisclosed items that were inside. Police believe the same person who broke in also took off with a battery from a John Deere tractor that was parked in a shed on the property.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Cheryl McVicar at cherylm@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #85018.

Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.
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Watch out for wildlife

Chatham-Kent police are issuing a reminder to drivers to keep a keen eye out for deer on the road — especially after two separate crashes in the past 24 hours involving wildlife.

Officers said in both of those cases, the vehicles were damaged, but no one was hurt.

In order to be prepared, drivers should scan the road ahead from shoulder to shoulder for movement, use high beams at night and watch for the glowing eyes of animals, stop safely in your lane if possible if you see an animal crossing the road, and never swerve suddenly because that could result in a more serious collision.

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