CK police briefs – Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Homeowner wakes up to hear man walking around her home

A 50-year-old man who was wanted by police has been arrested after he allegedly broke into a home in Chatham while the homeowner was sleeping.

Chatham-Kent police said they were called to the residence in The Landings subdivision at around 5 a.m. Wednesday after the homeowner woke up to hear someone walking around her home.

Police arrested a suspect and charged him with break and enter, noting that he was also wanted on outstanding warrants.

He was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.

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Careless driving charges laid after three crashes in Chatham-Kent

Three people are facing charges after three different crashes across Chatham-Kent on Tuesday that caused an estimated $115,000 in total damage.

Police said the first crash involved two vehicles on Kent Bridge Road near the Highway 401. Officers were called to the scene Tuesday morning, adding that both drivers were taken to the hospital for medical attention and the total damage was estimated at $50,000.

A 56-year-old Thamesford man was charged with careless driving.

The second crash was on Longwoods Road in Bothwell — it was also Tuesday morning and involved two vehicles. Police said no injuries were reported after that crash, which caused an estimated $15,000 in damage.

A 37-year-old Thamesville man was charged with careless driving.

Officers were called to the scene of the third crash late Tuesday afternoon. Police said four vehicles were involved in that collision on Grand Avenue between Woods Street and Churchill Street in Chatham.

Minor injuries were reported, the damage was estimated at $50,000, and a 43-year-old Wheatley woman was charged with careless driving.

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Do you know this man?

Chatham-Kent police are asking for the public’s help to identify the man pictured below in connection with a theft investigation in Chatham.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Max Bossence at maxb@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87346. Anonymous callers can also contact Crime Stoppers and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Police looking for stolen dirt bike

Chatham-Kent police are asking for the public’s help as they try to find a 2020 Yamaha YZ450F dirt bike that was reported stolen from a garage on Marsh Street in Ridgetown.

Police said the dirt bike, which is valued at around $10,000, was taken sometime between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 4 a.m. Wednesday.

You can find a picture of it below.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Kelly McCormack at kellymc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 mailbox #85118.

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

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Bikes stolen in Chatham

Police are appealing to the public for tips as they try to track down four bicycles that were stolen from a garage on Mary Street in Chatham.

Officers said the bikes were taken sometime between 10 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday and are described as a black adult bike, a black adult bike with red accents and a basket, a blue youth bike, and a kids bike.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Jessica Butler at jessicab@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87333 and you can also submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers.

Police are also reminding residents they can register their bicycle with police by clicking here, adding that having your bike registered with police will increase the chances of having it returned to you if it is lost or stolen and recovered by officers.