Police Briefs – Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Damage is estimated at $35,000 after a vehicle caught fire near Chatham.

Police say a Chatham man was driving his 2015 Kia on Eighth Line near Bloomfield Rd. on Monday when he experienced engine trouble.

He pulled over and popped the hood to look for the problem when the front end burst into flames, engulfing the vehicle.

Fire crews put out the blaze. Luckily no one was injured .


A 24-year-old Chatham man’s been charged after copper pipe was stolen from the St. Clair College Thames Campus.

Police determined the man cut a hole in an exterior fence on Sunday and took the pipe.

The suspect was arrested yesterday and charged with break and enter, and theft of copper.


A man in Wallaceburg was taken in to custody after he allegedly became belligerent with police.

An officer on patrol came across a couple arguing around 12:15am yesterday, but say the man became belligerent during the investigation.

More officers arrived and the man became aggressive. He was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place and held at police headquarters until sober.


A 26-year-old Blenheim man has been charged in a single-vehicle accident on Kent Bridge Rd.

The truck left the road around 11:45pm last night, and police say the driver was not hurt.

Damage is pegged at $15,000.