CK police briefs – Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Do you know this person?

Chatham-Kent police have released a photo of a person of interest in connection with a break and enter at the UPI Gas Bar on Park Avenue East in Chatham earlier this week.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Sherri Keller at sherrik@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #82824.

Anonymous callers can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Man removes clothing during argument, spits in cruiser

A 25-year-old man is facing charges after he allegedly got into a fight with a woman in Chatham and then spit in the back of a police cruiser after he was arrested.

Chatham-Kent police said they were called to the scene on Lorne Avenue in Chatham at around 12:30 a.m. for a disturbance between a man and a woman.

Police said their investigation showed that while the pair was walking outside, they got into a verbal argument that allegedly turned into a physical altercation.

During that argument, the man also allegedly removed his clothing and was only wearing boxer shorts by the time officers arrived.

Police said the man was taken into custody after a brief struggle and kept yelling and screaming at the woman while he was in the back of the cruiser.

The man then allegedly spit all over the back of the cruiser, which then had to be taken out of service temporarily to be professionally cleaned.

The accused was charged with assault, causing a disturbance, and mischief.

He was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.

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Tools reported stolen from apartment

Chatham-Kent police are appealing to the public for tips as they try to track down some DeWalt tools and batteries that were reported stolen from an apartment on King Street East in Chatham sometime over the past few days.

Police said someone broke into the apartment between 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Tuesday and took off with the tools, which have an estimated combined value of approximately $3,500.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Will Sharrow at willsh@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #84996.

Anonymous callers can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Man allegedly stole from store he wasn’t supposed to enter

A 29-year-old man is facing a pair of new charges after he allegedly stole two chargers from the Shoppers Drug Mart on St. Clair Street in Chatham.

Police said the man — who was under a court order not to attend that specific store — is accused of taking a Fuse charger and a Belkin charger worth approximately $95 from the store Tuesday morning and then taking off before officers arrived.

Police said they were able to find the man a short time later on Grand Avenue West in Chatham.

The accused was charged with theft and failing to comply with his release conditions and was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.

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Charges laid after crashes in CK

Two people are facing charges after a pair of crashes in Chatham-Kent Tuesday afternoon.

Police said they were called to the first scene — a two-vehicle collision on Raleigh Street near Harvey Street in Chatham — at around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

No injuries were reported there and the damage was estimated at $15,000.

An 89-year-old woman was charged with disobeying a stop sign.

The second crash also involved two vehicles, but it was on Bear Line Road near Creek Line in Dover Township.

Police were called to the scene there at around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and said minor injuries were reported along with about $20,000 in damage.

A 77-year-old Wyoming man was charged with making an unsafe turn.