CK police briefs – Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Man accused of stealing garbage bin, wiring

A 44-year-old man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly broke into an apartment complex in Chatham Monday morning and took off with several spools of aluminum wiring and Ethernet cable.

Chatham-Kent police said the apartment complex is under construction on Park Avenue West in Chatham, adding that the man allegedly stole a garbage bin from a residence on Bristol Drive to move the stolen property.

Officers said they were able to find the man a short time later on Raleigh Street, still in possession of stolen property, and arrested him.

Police said they also allegedly found some suspected methamphetamine on the man when they searched him.

The accused was charged with one count each of break and enter and theft, and drug possession along with two counts of possession of property obtained by crime.

He is set to be held in custody pending a future court date.

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Man arrested for breaching his conditions

A 45-year-old Chatham man is charged with two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions after he allegedly showed up at a family member’s home even though he had been ordered not to go there.

Police said they made the arrest after they were called to a report of a man causing a disturbance outside of a residence in Chatham Monday afternoon.

Officers said their investigation showed that the man had attended a family member’s home even though he had been ordered by the court not to attend her residence or communicate with her.

The accused was also wanted on an outstanding warrant.

He was taken into custody pending a bail hearing and later released with a future court date.

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Wallaceburg man arrested for drug offences during traffic stop

A 41-year-old Wallaceburg man is in more trouble with the law after a traffic stop in Wallaceburg Monday night allegedly turned up some illegal drugs.

Police said the man was released from court with several conditions earlier this month, one of which required him to stay away from a specific Wallaceburg woman and to stop driving.

Officers said despite that, the man was allegedly found behind the wheel in the company of that specific woman when police pulled over a vehicle on Wallace Street.

The man was arrested and when police searched him, they allegedly found some suspected fentanyl, methamphetamine, and oxycodone.

The accused was charged with one count of driving while under suspension, two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions, and three counts of drug possession. He was set to be held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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Shoplifting complaint leads to arrest

A 51-year-old Chatham man is facing charges after he allegedly stole some items from a local grocery store.

Police said the man is accused of entering the Real Canadian Superstore in Chatham Monday night and hiding about $100 worth of items in his coat before walking out without paying for them.

Officers were able to find the man a short distance away and arrested him.

Police said their investigation showed that the man was also wanted in connection with a separate shoplifting incident that took place at the same store last week.

As a result, the man was charged with two counts of theft and two counts of possession of property obtained by crime.

He was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.

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Chatham man accused of stealing iced tea

A 23-year-old Chatham man who was banned from Walmart in Chatham is facing charges after he allegedly stole two bottles of Brisk Iced Tea from the store.

Police said the man allegedly took the bottles on March 22, 2021.

Officers were able to find him Monday night and arrested him in connection with the case.

The man was later charged with failing to comply with his release conditions, theft, and possession of property obtained by crime.

He was later released with a future court date.

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Police hand out 25 tickets during traffic blitz

Chatham-Kent police were busy handing out tickets for traffic violations across Chatham-Kent on Monday.

Police said members of their Community Patrol division issued 25 tickets to motorists for various Highway Traffic Act offences during an enforcement blitz in Wabash, South Buxton, North Buxton, and on Longwoods Road.

Officers said they are reminding the public that everyone needs to do their part to keep the roads safe.