CK police briefs – Thursday, May 13, 2021

Can you identify these two men?

Chatham-Kent police are appealing to the public for help to identify the two men pictured below in connection with a theft complaint at the Shoppers Drug Mart on Grand Avenue West in Chatham.

Police said an $800 camera used for taking passports was reported stolen Tuesday night.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Trevor Biskey at trevorb@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87311.

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

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Air compressor stolen from unlocked shed

Chatham-Kent police are asking for tips from the public after someone broke into an unlocked shed on Holland Avenue in Chatham and took off with a Red Craftsman air compressor.

Police said the theft took place sometime between 10 p.m. Tuesday night and 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Whoever took the compressor also made off with a red 1/2 inch air hose approximately 25 feet in length and a standard tire pressure gauge.

The total value of the theft has been estimated at $275.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Aric Roy at aricr@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87361.

You can also submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers.

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License plates seized, vehicle towed after traffic stop

A 26-year-old Blenheim man will have to hitch a ride to the courthouse in June after he was stopped for driving a vehicle without a driver’s license or insurance.

Police said an officer on general patrol in Blenheim last night pulled the man’s vehicle over after a check of the licence plates showed that they expired in 2017.

The officer then also learned that the man didn’t have a licence or insurance for the vehicle.

The accused was arrested, charged, and given a future court date.

The license plates were seized and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

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ATV stolen from Wallaceburg residence

Officers are trying to track down an ATV reported stolen in Wallaceburg.

Police said someone stole a green 2001 Arctic Cat 400 from a residence on Water Street sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The ATV was last seen with licence plate 173FO.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Mike Taylor at miketa@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension 87198. Anonymous tip can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Tools stolen from unlocked garage

Police are investigating a break-in after approximately $750 worth of tools were stolen.

The break-in occurred at an unlocked garage on Sage Crescent in Chatham sometime between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Jenn Jacobson at jenniferja@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension 87212. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

In an effort to reduce these types of crimes, Chatham-Kent police are reminding residents of the “9 p.m. Routine.” Every night at 9 p.m. homeowners are encouraged to follow a checklist.

–  Remove valuables and garage door opener from vehicles
–  Lock vehicles
–  Close overhead garage door
–  Lock door between garage and house
–  Close and lock all external doors
–  Ensure windows are closed and locked
–  Turn on an exterior light