CK police briefs – Thursday, February 13, 2020

Police find a pipe and suspected meth

A traffic stop in Chatham has resulted in a drug possession charge for a 58-year-old man.

Police said a vehicle was stopped on Princess Street around 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

The man immediately got out of the vehicle and started nervously going through his pockets. Police said that’s when the officer spotted a crack pipe with residue. A search also turned up a bag of suspected methamphetamine.

The Chatham man will have to go to court on February 27 to answer to the charge.

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Alleged shoe thief caught

A 37-year-old Chatham man accused of stealing a pair of sneakers from Sport Chek has been arrested.

Police said the store’s alarm went off after a man walked out with a pair of Adidas Ultra boost shoes on Tuesday. The man reportedly took off on a bicycle after the alarm went off.

Officers were able to identify him through video surveillance. The Chatham man was arrested on Wednesday and charged with theft under $5,000 and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.
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Dispute results in assault charge

An argument between neighbours has resulted in charges for a 25-year-old man.

Police said officers were called about a dispute on Adelaide Street in Chatham around 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

During the argument, a man allegedly “brandished a utility knife in an assaultive manner”.

The 25-year-old man was later charged with being in possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and assault with a weapon.
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Construction tools stolen

Chatham-Kent police are investigating a break-in in Dresden in which $10,000 worth of heavy construction tools were reported stolen.

Officers said the tools were taken from Babcock Supply on Base Line, either late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-436-6600 extension 83064 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Wallaceburg man charged with theft

A 29-year-old man is facing charges after allegedly shoplifting from the Canadian Tire in Wallaceburg.

Police said the shoplifting incident happened on Wednesday morning. The 29-year-old Wallaceburg man was charged with theft under $5,000 and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.

He has a future court date set for March 17.

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Summer students wanted

The Chatham-Kent Police Service is looking to hire two students this summer.

There’s one position available within the traffic unit and another within the office. The deadline to apply for office assistant is on February 14, meanwhile, the deadline to apply for a position with the traffic unit is on February 21.

Further details about the opportunity can be found through the CKPS website.