CK police briefs – Saturday, August 14, 2021

Mischief reported in Wallaceburg

Chatham-Kent police are investigating after someone slashed the tires of another person’s vehicle in Wallaceburg.

Police were called to Wallace Street Friday morning. A suspect was reportedly seen slashing tires around 5 a.m. and caused approximately $400 worth of damage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at kyleb@chatham-Kent.ca or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (87094).

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Man accused of being intoxicated in public

A 42-year-old man has been charged with being intoxicated in a public place.

He was arrested after police were called Friday afternoon about a disturbance on Grand Avenue West in Chatham. He was released from police custody once sober.

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Tools stolen during Chatham break-in

About $400 worth of tools have been reported stolen during a break-in in Chatham.

Officers were called to the Charing Cross area around 9:30 p.m. Friday. An air compressor and Black and Decker tools were reported stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at tylerb@chatham-kent.ca or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (87094).

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CK police give home safety suggestions

Police are encouraging residents to follow a 9 p.m. checklist in an effort to reduce “crimes of opportunity”.

Every night at 9 p.m., police suggest residents follow the checklist below:

– 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