CK police briefs – Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Trio arrested in stolen vehicle

A 25-year-old man, a 26-year-old woman, and a 48-year-old woman are all facing charges after police allegedly found them in possession of a stolen vehicle in Chatham on the holiday Monday.

Police said the accused are all from Gray Street in Chatham, adding that the vehicle was reported stolen from Spencer Avenue in Chatham earlier in the day.

Officers found it while they were responding to a report about a suspicious vehicle Monday afternoon.

All three of the accused were arrested and charged with possession of stolen property and later released with a future court date.

The 48-year-old woman was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for several property-related offences, failing to comply with her release conditions, and failing to attend court.

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Police investigate gas theft in Dresden

Chatham-Kent residents are being asked to help police identify a man in connection to a theft investigation in Dresden involving gas.

Police said the theft occurred on Saturday night.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Ryan Gardiner ryang@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension 87305. Residents can also call Crime Stoppers to leave an anonymous tip at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Police look to ID two men

Chatham-Kent police are asking for help from the public in identifying two men in connection to a theft investigation.

Police said a vehicle was reported stolen in the Ridgetown area on Sunday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Kelly McCormack at kellymc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension 85118.  Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Fraudster comes up empty after contacting local woman

Chatham-Kent police are warning the public about a scam that almost duped a local woman out of some of her hard-earned money.

Police said the woman received a call from a man last week who claimed to be from a bank, advising her that her VISA card had been compromised. He then claimed he could help her get her money back if she transferred some money to him first.

Officers said the woman went to a local business in Chatham to send the money via Western Union to Uruguay, but the employee suspected something was wrong, so they contacted police, who were able to intervene before any money was sent.

The woman’s bank was later contacted and confirmed that her VISA card had not been compromised.

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Traffic stop leads police to suspended driver

A 34-year-old Wallaceburg man is facing charges after he was pulled over by police on Sandys Street in Chatham Monday afternoon.

Police said through their investigation, they learned that the man was suspended from driving for medical reasons. He is also accused of failing to surrender an insurance card.

The accused was charged accordingly and will be required to attend Provincial Offences Court in March.

His vehicle was also towed from the scene.

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Wanted man arrested

A 28-year-old man of no fixed address who was wanted for some domestic-related offences was arrested in Wallaceburg early Tuesday morning.

Police said he was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.