Police Briefs – Thursday September 17, 2015

A Woodslee woman has found out the hard way why talking on your cellphone while driving isn’t a good idea.

A Chatham-Kent police officer spotted a driver on the phone on Richmond St., so he stopped the car. That’s when he learned the 19-year-old was suspended for unpaid fines.

During the arrest, he also found marijuana.

Now the woman and a 21-year-old female passenger from Windsor face drug charges.

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A 38-year-old Chatham man faces a charge of being intoxicated in a public place after officials at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance called police Wednesday afternoon.

The man was unable to care for himself, so officers apprehended him for his safety.

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Anyone with information about a break-and-enter in Harwich Township needs to call Chatham-Kent police.

Thieves stole a 2000 Kubota T1400 orange riding lawnmower and a 2010 John Deer riding lawnmower from an unlocked shed on Mull St. sometime between 6pm September 14 and 11am September 16.

If you have any information, call Constable Ted Krantz at 519-436-6600 ext. 87052 or email him at tedk@chatham-kent.ca. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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Chatham-Kent police are investigating a break-and-enter at a home on Raleigh St. between 9am and 10am Wednesday.

The door was unlocked, and someone stole a PlayStation 4 worth $300.

Anyone with information can call Constable Fraser Leontowicz at 519-436-6600 ext. 87148 or email fraserl@chatham-kent.ca. Tips can also be left anonymously at Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).