CK police briefs – Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Man charged after dumping garbage 

A man is facing a pair of charges after an incident at the Car and Dog Wash on Grand Avenue East in Chatham.

It happened around 3:30 a.m. when police responded to a report of a man trespassing on the property.

Through investigation, police learned that the owner observed the man via video surveillance dumping garbage on the property.

The owner went to the business and confronted the man, which resulted in the owner allegedly being threatened.

The 25-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested and charged with mischief under $5,000 and uttering threats.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.


Facebook message leads to arrest

A man from Chatham will have to answer to multiple charges after allegedly contacting someone through Facebook that he wasn’t supposed to.

It started on August 9, when the man was released from custody with several conditions, one of which stated that he was not to communicate with a specific Chatham woman. He was also on a condition to notify police in writing three days prior to any change in address.

Three days later, the man allegedly sent the woman a message on Facebook. Through investigation, police also learned that the man was not living at the last known address on file.

On Monday afternoon, police located the man and arrested him.

The 49-year-old was charged with two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions.  He was released pending a future court date in November.


Man charged with break and enter 

A 27-year-old has a future court date after being connected to two break and enters in the municipality.

On Monday morning, police responded to a report of a suspicious person on Arnold Street in Wallaceburg.

Officers were able to locate the man and he was arrested in connection with a break and enter earlier this month at a towing company in Wallaceburg where the compounds were entered and a vehicle was damaged.

Police also learned that the man was allegedly responsible for another break and enter at Power Electic where $1,500 worth of construction tools were stolen.

As a result, the 27-year-old, of no fixed address was charged with two counts of break and enter.

He was held in custody before being released with a future court date.


Break and enter investigation leads to theft of vehicle

Police are investigating after a vehicle was stolen in Chatham.

Sometime between Sunday at 11:30 p.m. and Monday at 7:30 a.m., an unknown person or persons entered a detached garage on Garden Path in Chatham and stole various items valued at approximately $500.

Then sometime between Sunday at 9 p.m. and Monday at 9 a.m., an unknown person or persons stole a grey 2015 Kia Sedona van from a residence on Kirkcaldy Place. The van was last seen with Ontario license plates CEBT 399.

Most of the stolen items from Garden Path were located in the area of the stolen van on Kirkcaldy Place and returned to the owner.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Constable Fraser Curtis at fraserc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension 87280. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


Theft of television from Chatham residence

Police are asking the public for information after a break-in and theft in Chatham on Monday.

Around 10 a.m., an unknown man forced his way into a residence on Howard Road, causing about $500 damage. Once inside the man stole a 50” Samsung television.

The suspect is described as a white man, 30-35 years old, 5’10” with a medium build, dark hair, and dark scruffy beard or goatee.  He left the area in a blue Chevrolet Cobalt.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Jayme O’Reilly at jaymeo@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension 87006.  Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


Man arrested after breaching curfew

A 30-year-old has a future court date after allegedly breaching his curfew.

On October 2, the man was released from police custody with several conditions including that he had to obey a daily curfew of 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Early Sunday morning, police attended the man’s residence to speak with him in regards to an unrelated matter, however, he was not home.

Officers located the man on Monday and he was arrested. The Morpeth man was charged with failing to comply with his release conditions and released with a future court date.


Officers make pair of warrant arrests 

Police in Chatham-Kent were able to arrest two people on their wanted list.

First, on Monday afternoon, officers arrested a man wanted in connection with a shoplifting incident at the  LCBO on Wellington Street in Chatham earlier this year.

The 30-year-old Wallaceburg man was charged with theft under $5,000.  He was released pending a future court date in November.

Then on Monday night, officers responded to the report of a suspicious man in the area of McNaughton Avenue in Wallaceburg.

Police located the man on Bethel Road and through investigation learned that he was wanted in connection with a domestic disturbance earlier this month.

The 50-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and charged with domestic-related offences and given a future court date.


Hundreds of tickets handed out during blitz

Chatham-Kent police were out in full force over the Thanksgiving weekend as part of their ‘Operation Impact’ initiative.

A total of 345 tickets for various offences, such as speeding, not wearing a seat belt, parking infractions and other various Highway Traffic Act offences were issued to drivers across Chatham-Kent.

One person was charged with impaired driving, two drivers were charged with stunt driving and seven suspended drivers were removed from our roads.


Police looking for public’s assistance 

Police are hoping the public can help them identify a woman as part of a fraud investigation in Chatham.

According to police, the woman attended the TD Bank on King Street West on August 17 between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to contact  Rachele Marineau at rachelem@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension 87336. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS  and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Suspect in Chatham fraud investigation. (Photo via Chatham-Kent Police)

Suspect in Chatham fraud investigation. (Photo via Chatham-Kent Police)

Suspect in Chatham fraud investigation. (Photo via Chatham-Kent Police)

Suspect in Chatham fraud investigation. (Photo via Chatham-Kent Police)