CK police briefs – Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Theft at gas bar complaint leads to charges

A 36-year-old woman is charged with theft and possession of stolen property after she allegedly took some items from a local gas station without paying for them.

Chatham-Kent police said they were called to the Petro Canada on Grand Avenue in Chatham on January 6 for a theft complaint and learned that a woman had stolen various items from the business.

Officers were able to use video surveillance to identify the woman and she was later arrested and charged, then released with conditions and a future court date.

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Stolen license plates recovered in Wallaceburg

It didn’t take Chatham-Kent police very long to track down some license plates that were reported stolen in Wallaceburg Tuesday night.

Chatham-Kent police said they received a report from a woman at around 7 p.m. Tuesday that the license plates had been stolen from her vehicle while it was parked on Thomas Avenue.

Just over an hour later, an officer on general patrol spotted a woman driving on Main Street in Wallaceburg with a vehicle that had the stolen license plates attached to it.

As a result, the driver was stopped and arrested.

A 33-year-old Wallaceburg woman was charged with possession of stolen property along with multiple Highway Traffic Act offences and was later released with a future court date.

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Traffic stop leads to recovery of stolen items

Two people are facing charges after Chatham-Kent police seized $8,000 worth of stolen property.

Police said a speeding vehicle was stopped on Middle Line shortly after 5 a.m. on January 9. The driver, a 40-year-old Windsor woman, was allegedly caught driving without insurance. She was charged and the vehicle was towed away, however, during an inventory search of the vehicle police found several items in the back seat.

The items included a radio detection electrical locator, a Honda inverter generator, a Milwaukee battery operated grease gun, an electrical laser, a sledge hammer, a sledge axe, a set of bolt cutters, and a pry bar.

The items were seized and police later learned that the items, worth approximately $8,000, were reported stolen from a van that was parked at a job site on Mersea Road in Leamington and belonged to a hydro company from Amherstburg. The stolen items were returned.

Police said a 35-year-old Chatham man and the 40-year-old woman were later arrested in the Chatham area and charged with being in possession of property obtained by a crime over $5,000. The Chatham man has a future court date scheduled for January 26, while the Windsor woman has a future court date scheduled for February 10.

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Four arrests on warrants

Chatham-Kent police can cross four more names off of their wanted list after officers arrested a quartet of accused criminals on Tuesday.

Officers said they picked up a 28-year-old Chatham man Tuesday afternoon who was wanted for failing to attend court to provide a DNA sample. He was later released with a future court date.

A 28-year-old Chatham man who was wanted for domestic-related offences and breaching his probation order was also arrested Tuesday afternoon. He was taken into custody pending a bail hearing and is now set to be held in custody until February 15, 2021.

A 51-year-old Chatham man who was wanted for failing to comply with his release conditions was arrested following a traffic stop in Chatham Tuesday afternoon. He was additionally charged with driving with no insurance and driving with improper license plates. He was later released pending a future court date.

And a 50-year-old Chatham man who was wanted in connection with several shoplifting incidents in Chatham was arrested Tuesday night. Police said they found him while they were following up on a tip about an unwanted man on the property of a business in Chatham. He was later released pending a future court date.