Police Briefs – Friday, July 8, 2016

Refusing to give up on a relationship has landed a Chatham man with criminal harassment charges.

Police say earlier this week a man and woman ended their relationship, but the man continued to send her text messages, Facebook messages, and followed her around Chatham.

The woman made it clear that she wanted no further contact, but police say he continued to try to reconcile.

The woman contacted police yesterday afternoon because she feared for her safety, and the 26-year-old man was charged.


Stopping for a bite to eat after shoplifting proved to be the downfall for two women.

The pair were spotted leaving Value Village in Chatham last night with items allegedly hidden in their purse.

Officers found the women at the Subway restaurant across the street. Police allege the tags from the stolen clothing were found in the bathroom garbage, and the items were in the purse.

A 31-year-old, who allegedly gave police a false name, has been charged with obstructing police, theft, possession of stolen property, and an outstanding warrant for failing to comply. The second woman was not charged.


A Brantford man has been charged after police were called in investigate a suspicious U-Haul truck in Chatham.

Police were called to the Dollarama on St. Clair St. in Chatham last night shortly after 11pm.

Officers were able to identify the man and woman with the truck, and learned the man was bound by conditions to reside in Brantford and not possess a credit or debit card.

The 46-year-old was arrested, and during the search, police found he was in possession of a credit card that was not in his name.


A Dresden youth, wanted for stealing a bicycle last month, has been apprehended.

Police say the teen was caught on a security camera on June 24, allegedly stealing the bike from a home on Campbell St. in Chatham.

The bike was recovered four days later on Byng Ave. and returned to the owner.

The 16-year-old was arrested early this morning and charged with theft and possession of stolen property.