CK police briefs – Thursday, February 6, 2020

Suspects sought in break-ins

Chatham-Kent police are looking for two male suspects in connection with a couple of break-ins in Chatham.

Police said someone broke into Maple City Marine on Grand Avenue East early Wednesday morning. Although nothing was stolen, an attempt to take the speakers out of several boats resulted in $8,000 worth of damage.

The break-in happened sometime between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. Police said around that same time, a break-in also happened at Dor-Co Sales and Service, which is beside Maple City Marine. Several tools were reported stolen from a work vehicle that was parked inside of a fenced compound.

Police do have a couple of male suspects they’re looking for. The first is described as approximately 5’9”, and was last seen wearing a camouflage hooded jacket, dark pants with a reflective stripe, and dark shoes. The second suspect is described as being approximately 5’10”, and was last seen wearing a grey hooded jacket, blue jeans, black shoes, and black gloves. The second suspect was also seen carrying a red backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Rick Bertok at rickber@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension 87174. Tipsters who would like to remain anonymous can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Woman with stolen credit card arrested

Video surveillance has helped officers stop a 28-year-old Blenheim woman who allegedly used a stolen credit card at a convenience store and gas station.

Officers said someone stole a wallet from an unlocked vehicle in Chatham last month and the owner noticed that her TD bank card was used after the fact. The stolen card was used to buy $60 worth of items. Police were able to identify a suspect by looking through video surveillance.

The Blenheim woman is charged with being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000 and two counts of using a stolen credit card.
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Two Chathamites allegedly steal from family

A couple of people in their 20s are facing charges for allegedly stealing a shotgun from the home of their family members.

Police said a 12 gauge shotgun was stolen from a home in Morpeth last week. The homeowners called police when their attempts to get the shotgun back had failed.

A 24-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were arrested on Wednesday. However, the man allegedly had suspected fentanyl and methamphetamine on him when officers picked him up.

The 24-year-old was charged with break and enter, possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and two counts of drug possession. Meanwhile, the 28-year-old was charged with being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000 and unauthorized possession of a firearm.

Officers are still looking for the shotgun. Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Suspended driver arrested

Someone who shouldn’t have been driving is in trouble after an officer caught him behind the wheel.

Police said a 32-year-old Chatham man was stopped on Third Street around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday. In addition to driving while under suspension, the driver is also accused of having marijuana readily available. He will have to answer to the charges in court on February 26.
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Speeding charges laid during traffic enforcement

Officers have nabbed 10 drivers who were caught speeding in Community Safety Zones in Chatham and Pain Court on Thursday.

Traffic enforcement in Kent Bridge also resulted in speeding charges for three drivers.

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Police investigate Chatham break-in

Chatham-Kent police are looking to find a $1,250 55” Samsung television that was reported stolen from a residence on Raleigh Street.

The break-in happened sometime between 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday night.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at ryang@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension 87305 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).