CK police briefs – Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Video surveillance helps police track down break-in suspect

A 39-year-old Chatham man has been arrested after he allegedly broke into an apartment in Chatham Monday morning.

Police said their investigation started when they received a tip at around 7:30 a.m. Monday about a break-in in progress at a residence on King Street East.

Officers who arrived at the scene were able to confirm that someone had entered the rear apartment and after going over some video surveillance, police were able to identify a suspect.

Police found him about half-an-hour after getting the call and arrested him.

The accused was charged with break and enter and was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.

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Man arrested for throwing wood at ex’s car

A 32-year-old Bothwell man is facing a mischief charge after he allegedly threw a piece of wood at his ex-girlfriend’s car during an argument.

Police said the pair was arguing Sunday afternoon when the incident took place. The damage to the vehicle was estimated at $700.

Officers caught up with the man Monday night and arrested him.

He was charged and later released with a future court date.

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Man got too close to woman in Wallaceburg

A domestic dispute call in Wallaceburg ended with an arrest early Tuesday morning after Chatham-Kent police allegedly found a man there who was violating his release conditions.

Police said the man had been released from court back in January with several conditions, one of which was that he wasn’t supposed to be within 100 meters of a specific Wallaceburg woman.

Officers found the two of them together, though, when they were responded to a call at an apartment in Wallaceburg at around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

As a result, a 36-year-old man was arrested and charged with failing to comply with his release conditions. He was set to be held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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Man accused of violating conditions by driving through Chatham

A Wallaceburg man who was banned from Chatham — and banned from driving — is facing charges after he was spotted behind the wheel of a vehicle on Lorne Avenue in the city.

Police said they stopped the vehicle just after 3 a.m. Tuesday after getting a call about a suspicious vehicle on Queen Street.

Through their investigation, officers learned that the driver was bound by a condition to stay out of Chatham unless he was accompanied by his surety, for court appearances or appointments with his lawyer.

Police said his surety wasn’t with him, though.

Officers also learned that the man was currently suspended from driving because of some unpaid fines and that the license plates on the vehicle weren’t registered to it.

As a result, a 41-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested, charged, and taken into custody pending a bail hearing.

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Police looking for two stolen pickup trucks

Chatham-Kent police are looking for a pair of Chevy Silverado pickup trucks that were both reported stolen over the past 24 hours.

Police said in the first case, someone stole a grey 2004 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 crew cab pickup truck from a residence on Wabash Line.

It’s believed the vehicle was taken sometime around 1:30 a.m. Monday and it was last seen with Ontario license plates 12J A18.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Mike Taylor at miketa@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87198.

In the second case, someone stole a red 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck from a residence on St. Clair Parkway between Stewart Line and Langstaff Line between 6:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Monday.

That truck was last seen with Ontario license plates AJ14 138.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Bryan Parker at bryanpa@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87172.

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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Motorcycle towed after traffic stop in Chatham

A 36-year-old Harwich Township man has been charged and is motorcycle has been taken to an impound lot after he was stopped on Raleigh Street in Chatham Monday afternoon.

Officers said an officer on general patrol pulled the man over and learned that the man was allegedly driving a motorcycle under suspension and without proper insurance.

The license plates were seized and the motorcycle was towed from the scene and the man who was driving it was charged and will be required to attend court in November.

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Two chainsaws reported stolen

Chatham-Kent police are appealing to the public after a pair of Stihl chainsaws were reported stolen from a garage on Gillard Street in Wallaceburg.

Police said a Stihl MS170 chainsaw with a 16″ blade and a Stihl MS180 chainsaw with an 18″ blade were both taken sometime over the weekend.

They have an estimated combined value of $1,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Bryan Parker at bryanpa@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87172.

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