CK Police Briefs – Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Pair Charged in Connection with Several Break and Enters

Two men from Blenheim have been charged following a rash of break and enters near Rondeau Park.

Officers arrested the suspects four kilometres away from a home on Bates Drive around 4 a.m. on Sunday after tracking fresh footprints in the snow leading away from the house for 90 minutes.

Police said one of the men ran into a nearby garage on New Scotland Line and was combative with officers during the arrest.

Stolen property, several pairs of gloves and a balaclava were recovered along the way.

Police said the pair entered several garages, sheds and vehicles in the area of Bates Drive and Rose Beach Line.

Peter Marsh, 23, of Sherman Street in Blenheim has been charged with 11 counts of break and enter, five counts of theft, five counts of possessing property obtained by crime, three counts of mischief, trespassing by night, resisting arrest, and failing to comply with his release conditions.

Christian Kerr, 20, of Chatham Street in Blenheim has been charged with 10 counts of break and enter, five counts of theft, five counts of possessing property obtained by crime, three counts of mischief, and trespassing by night.

Man Charged with Breaching Probation

A man in Chatham went for a test drive but got himself arrested when he failed to return the car.

Police in Chatham-Kent said a man took a car from a dealership in Chatham for a test drive on Tuesday morning to drive to a house in Duart and speak with a family member he was ordered not to contact.

The dealership called the police a couple of hours later when he failed to return the car.

The man was found on Spence Line after he ran out of gas and ran away through a field when officers arrived but was arrested following a short foot chase.

The 47-year-old man of no fixed address was charged with failing to comply with his probation and the car was returned to the dealership.

Arrest leads to Drug Charges

Drug charges have been laid against a man from Chatham wanted for breaching his probation.

Police said they found a man on Queen Street in Chatham Tuesday night who was wanted for breaching his probation and discovered suspected methamphetamine when officers searched him.

A 45-year-old Chatham man is charged with drug possession.

Stolen Vehicle in Chatham

Chatham-Kent police are looking for help finding whoever stole an SUV this week.

Police said a 2007 white Pontiac Torrent was stolen from Thames Street sometime between Monday at 6 p.m. and Wednesday at 4:30 a.m. and was found around 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

Investigators said the vehicle was recovered unoccupied in an alleyway between Van Allen Avenue and Selkirk Street.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Ryan Gardiner at ryang@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87305. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.