Police Briefs – Friday, August 7, 2015

Social media helped Chatham-Kent Police track down a suspect.

Yesterday afternoon police distributed a photo of a man they say stole two bottles of rum worth $120 from the LCBO on Wellington St. in Chatham.

The man was identified through social media and officers took him in to custody shortly after 4pm and charged him with theft.


Chatham-Kent Police are investigating after solar panels were stolen in Tilbury.

Sometime between July 20 and 29, police say someone cut through the fence at First Solar Inc. on Industrial Rd. and stole eight panels.

The panels, worth an estimated $1,600, are thin, measuring 4’x2′ and are only used on solar farms. Damage to the property is pegged at $400.


Police are looking for two suspects in a fraud case is Wallaceburg.

Back on July 30, police say the pair went to a home in Wallaceburg and offered to do home repairs for cash.

The elderly woman agreed and put cash on the table to pay them. While she walked around the outside of the home to talk about the repairs with one of the men, the other allegedly stole the cash and a safe full of money and personal documents.

The men then left to get supplies but never returned.

The first suspect was a white man , 5’4″ with light brown curly hair. The second suspect was white, 5’8″ with short dark brown hair. Both were were in their 30’s or 40’s and were driving a black pick-up stuck.


144 vehicles were stopped at RIDE checks in Tilbury, Wallaceburg, Blenheim and Chatham last night. No infractions were observed.


27 commercial vehicles were stopped and inspected in Blenheim yesterday as a part of a Joint Forces Operation.

11 vehicles were taken out of service for having serious safety infractions, three sets of licences plates were seized, and a total of 25 charges were laid.