Police Briefs – Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A Chatham man’s been charged after $200 worth of meat was stolen from a grocery store.

Police say the man entered Sobey’s on Park Ave. W around 5:30pm last night , concealed several packages of meat and left the store without paying for them.

An officer spotted the suspect running across Lacroix St. with the meat.

The 33-year-old has been charged with theft, and possession of property obtained by crime.

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A dispute between a former couple has led to numerous charges for a 23-year-old Chatham man.

Police say an argument turned violent yesterday when the man went to his ex-girlfriend’s home to pick up some of his belongings.

The man allegedly assaulted the woman, broke a door and picture frame before fleeing.

An investigation revealed the man took the woman’s vehicle without her consent on the weekend and struck a hydro pole. He didn’t report the accident and threatened the woman if she called police.

Police arrested the man last night and charged him with theft of a motor vehicle, failing to remain at the scene of an accident, uttering threats, mischief , and assault.

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Violating a court ordered curfew has landed a Chatham man back behind bars.

Just last week the man was released from custody with several conditions, including a curfew.

Last night just before midnight, officers spotted the man in the area of McNaughton Ave and Sandys St.

The 38-year-old was charged with failing to comply and is being held pending a bail hearing.

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A Chatham man was arrested after entering a home uninvited

Police say he went into the home on McNaughton Ave. around 4am Monday morning, but the homeowner recognized him and a physical altercation broke out.

The suspect fled before officers arrived, but was arrested shortly after.

The 24-year-old man is charged with break and enter, assault, and uttering threats.

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25 bottles of alcohol were stolen from the Parkside Restaurant in Mitchell’s Bay.

Police say suspects forced their way in sometime late Sunday night or early Monday morning.

Damage to the restaurant is pegged at $500, and the alcohol was worth $1,000.

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A grey 2012 GMC Sierra pick-up truck stolen in Tilbury was completely destroyed by a fire.

The truck was stolen sometime Sunday night between 9:30pm and midnight from a Elmwood St.

Police responded to a vehicle fire around 1a, on Sinclair Rd. The vehicle on fire turned out to be the stolen truck.