Police Briefs – Tuesday, April 19, 2016

$1,500 worth of copper wire is missing from a Suncor Energy Substation near Thamesville.

Police say someone broke into the fenced area on Huffs Side Rd. sometime over the weekend.

Approximately 60 ft. or braided copper wire was stolen.


A London man’s been fined after he was caught with a radar detector on the 401 in Chatham-Kent.

OPP pulled over a vehicle near Orford Rd. around 8:30pm Monday night for a traffic violation, and discovered the device.

The 60-year-old faces a fine of $140 and three demerit points for the offence.


A pair of women have been charged after allegedly shoplifting from the Chatham Walmart.

Police were called to the store on St. Clair St. last night around 8:30pm.

A 21-year-old and 18-year-old are charged with theft and possession of stolen property.


A number of break and enters in Chatham-Kent are under investigation.

Two bikes, worth $1,500 were stolen sometime within the last week from a shed on Park Ave. W. The bikes were a black and white Schwinn, and a black and white CCM mountain bike.

Meanwhile, $750 worth of electronics were stolen from a residence on Princess St. sometime between April 14-18.

And, several tools and household items were stolen from a home on Spence Line in Orford Township. Chatham-Kent police say the break and enter happened sometime between April 1-17.