CK police briefs – Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Truck tires, rims reported stolen

Chatham-Kent police are investigating after someone broke into a locked compound in the area of 300 Richmond Street in Chatham early Saturday morning and took off with a dozen transport truck tires.

Police said some of the tires were still on rims, adding that the estimated value of the stolen goods is $7,000.

Investigators said the theft would have required at least two people, along with a truck or a trailer.

Anyone who saw some suspicious activity in the area of Richmond Street is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1 800-222-8477. You can submit a tip anonymously and could earn a cash reward.


Youths threatened with airsoft gun

A 14-year-old Chatham boy is finding out the hard way that pointing an air soft gun at someone could be considered a criminal offence.

Police said they arrested the youth after learning that he got upset while he was playing outside with two other youths he knows and allegedly pointed an air soft gun at them.

The accused was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and two counts of pointing a firearm.

He was later released pending a future court date.


Domestic argument leads to assault

A 24-year-old woman of no fixed address has been charged with two counts of assault after she allegedly attacked a man during an argument Monday morning.

Police said the woman was arrested after officers were called to investigate a domestic disturbance at a residence in Chatham.

The woman was later released with conditions and a future court date.


Crash ends in $30K damages

A 52-year-old Wallaceburg man is charged in connection with a two-vehicle crash in Wallaceburg that caused an estimated $30,000 in damages.

Police said the crash took place at the intersection of Murray Street and Reaume Avenue Monday morning.

As a result of the investigation, the accused was charged with making an unsafe left turn.


Wanted man arrested for using stolen cheques

A 33-year-old Chatham man who was wanted for allegedly attempting to pass three stolen cheques at a local convenience store has been arrested.

Police said they picked the man up Monday afternoon and charged him with possession of property obtained by crime, uttering a forged document, and fraud.

He was later released pending a future court date.