CK police briefs – Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Police ask for tips after three different break-ins

Chatham-Kent police are appealing to the public for tips after three different break-ins — all of which took place since Monday afternoon.

In the first case, police said someone broke into a shed at a property on Gesner Line in Orford Township sometime between 4 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Officers are still working with the business owner to determine if anything was stolen, but they are asking anyone with information to contact Constable Paul Hendrie at paulh@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87138.

In the second case, police said someone forced their way into a business on St. Clair Street in Chatham sometime between 9:30 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday and stole some Jamaican and Canadian money along with some liquor, a laptop, and a printer.

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

In the third break-in, police said someone forced their way into a business on Grand Avenue East in Chatham just before 4 a.m. Wednesday, causing about $1,000 in damage.

Police responded to that incident after an alarm went off and officers are still working with the business owner to determine whether anything was stolen there.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Mike VanKesteren at michaelv@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #86442.

Anyone with information on any of the break-ins listed above can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Text message lands man back in custody

A 25-year-old man of no fixed address has a temporary residence in police custody after he allegedly breached his release conditions by texting someone he wasn’t supposed to be contacting.

Chatham-Kent police said the man was released from custody back on August 10 with several conditions, one of which was not to communicate with any member of a specific family in Wheatley.

Police said despite that condition, the man allegedly texted a member of the family on September 12.

He was arrested Tuesday night, charged with failing to comply with his release conditions, and taken into custody pending a bail hearing.

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Man banned from Walmart arrested after entering the store

A 45-year-old Chatham man is in more trouble with the law after he allegedly showed up at Walmart in Chatham even though a court order had banned him from going there.

Police said one of the conditions of the man’s release back in May was that he was not supposed to attend that specific store.

He allegedly showed up at the store Tuesday night, though, and was arrested after he was confronted by a Loss Prevention Officer.

The accused was charged with failing to comply with his release conditions and later released pending a future court date.