CK police briefs – Friday, September 17, 2021

Truck stolen from Kingston-area recovered in Chatham

If you know anything about how a stolen white 2020 GMC pickup truck got from the Kingston area to Park Avenue in Chatham, local police would like to hear from you.

Chatham-Kent police said it is a work truck, adding that the theft is still under investigation, so anyone with information should contact the investigating officer on the case — Constable Danica Quenneville.

You can reach her at danicaq@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 mailbox #8107312.

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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Traffic stop leads to foot chase

Chatham-Kent police have arrested a man who allegedly took off running after he was pulled over by police.

Officers said they stopped the vehicle on Creek Street in Wallaceburg, adding that the driver then took off on foot before he was arrested.

When police searched the man, they allegedly found some illegal drugs on him.

He was taken back to police headquarters and was set to be held there pending a bail hearing.

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Woman falls victim to gift card scam

Chatham-Kent police are once again issuing a warning to the public not to pay people claiming to be working for banks and government agencies with gift cards.

Police said the latest warning comes after a local woman was contacted by an unknown male who identified himself as a representative of her bank. Officers said the call display came up as a local number as well.

After she was contacted by the man, the woman went out and bought between $5,000 and $10,000 worth of various gift cards and gave the numbers to the man.

Police said a local business was able to cancel some of the cards before they were used, but they are also reminding residents that banks and government agencies will never ask for payment via gift cards.

They will also never ask for personal information or passcodes.

Officers are urging family members to speak with their relatives and friends to remind them of this as well and they’re asking anyone who encounters suspicious activity similar to the situation above to contact the Chatham-Kent Police for general information 519-436-6600 ext 222.