CK police briefs – Friday, November 20, 2020

Shoplifter arrested in Chatham

A 29-year-old Chatham man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly shoplifted from a business in Chatham even though he wasn’t supposed to be there in the first place.

Police said the man showed up at the business on Thursday even though he had previously been trespassed from it.

While he was there, he allegedly started shoplifting. He was taken into custody by a loss prevention officer and later arrested by police.

The accused was charged with possession of stolen property and trespassing and then released with a future court date.

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9-1-1 hangup call leads to arrest

A 35-year-old Chatham man has been arrested after police responded to a hang-up 9-1-1 call in Chatham and found a man inside a local business that had a broken front window.

Police said the call came in at around 12:13 a.m. Friday in the area of Emma Street.

Officers were sent to the area to investigate and allegedly found the man inside the business after seeing it had a broken window.

The accused was charged with break and enter and later released with a future court date.

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Highway safety enforcement

Chatham-Kent police hit the road on Thursday for a Roadway Safety Blitz throughout the municipality.

As a result of that initiative, officers issued 16 provincial offence notices for various Highway Traffic Act infractions.