CK police briefs – Friday, June 4, 2021

Alleged dognapper arrested in Chatham

A 37-year-old Chatham man who was just released about a month ago is facing more charges after he allegedly stole someone’s dog.

Chatham-Kent police said the man was released from court on May 5, 2021 with several conditions, one of which was that he wasn’t supposed to communicate with a specific Chatham woman or attend her residence.

Despite that, the man allegedly showed up at the woman’s home on Thursday, went in without her permission, and took off with her dog.

Police said the man was spotted along the Canadian Pacific train tracks before officers caught up with him in the area of Raleigh Street and Richmond Street.

Officers said he still had the dog with him at that time.

The accused was arrested and charged with two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions along with one count each of break and enter, theft, and possession of stolen property. He was also charged with violating the Railway Safety Act for allegedly walking along the rail line.

He was taken into custody pending a bail hearing and the dog was returned to the woman.


Chatham man accused of threatening family while holding a knife

An 18-year-old Chatham man is facing several charges after he allegedly threatened three members of the same family at a part in Chatham.

Police said they made the arrest after someone called in a weapons complaint at around 9 p.m. Thursday.

Officers said their investigation showed that a man had approached two teen boys who he knows while they were at Henry Weaver Park near Duke Street and Park Street and threatened them and one of their family members while holding a knife.

Police said they were able to track down the suspect a short time later and arrested him.

He was charged with three counts of uttering threats, two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions, and one count of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

The accused was set to be held in custody pending a bail hearing.


Man accused of stealing from grocery store in Chatham

A 39-year-old Tilbury man has been arrested and charged after police were called to respond to a shoplifting complaint at the Real Canadian Superstore in Chatham Thursday morning.

Police said they were able to identify a suspect and found him a short time later on Orangewood Boulevard.

Officers said they also allegedly found some stolen property on him when they were searching him.

The accused was charged with theft and possession of property obtained by crime and later released with a future court date.