Search in Chatham turns up stolen ATV, tractor, tools, and drugs

Chatham-Kent Police cruiser (Photo by Allanah Wills)

Two people are facing more than a dozen charges after Chatham-Kent police searched a home in Chatham and found a load of property that had been reported stolen from all across southwestern Ontario.

Chatham-Kent police said members of the local Intelligence Unit executed a search warrant at a residence and an attached garage on Bloomfield Road earlier this month and found a generator, an ATV, a Kubota tractor, a utility trailer, some propane cylinders, and a trailer with construction tools — all of which had been reported stolen.

Police said the items were taken from Chatham, Tilbury, Thamesville, Sarnia, and Oxford County and have an estimated combined value of $65,000.

Officers also allegedly seized eight counterfeit $100 US bills and some Canadian cash during their search.

In addition to the stolen property and cash, police allegedly seized some suspected fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine, Xanax, and Adderall with a combined street value of approximately $18,000.

A 39-year-old Chatham man and a 37-year-old Chatham woman were both arrested and charged with eight counts each of possession of property obtained by crime, five counts each of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking, and one count each of possession of counterfeit money.

Both of the accused were later released pending a future court date.