Police Briefs – Friday, September 16, 2016

Officers caught up with a suspected impaired driver Thursday night around 7pm near St. Clair St. and brought him to police headquarters for breath tests.

While in custody, the suspect allegedly threatened to burn down an officer’s home.

A 26-year-old Chatham man is charged with impaired driving, uttering threats and driving while suspended.

Chatham-Kent police are looking for the public’s help after two rifles were stolen from a home south of Chatham.

Officers say sometime Wednesday, unknown suspects broke into a residence on Sixth Line, taking electronics jewellry and two firearms.

They say the first was a Remington 742 Bushmaster Rifle with a scope, the other a Mossberg 243 rifle.

The suspects also caused $100 worth of damage during the break-in.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Chatham-Kent police or Crime Stoppers.


Chatham-Kent police have arrested and charged a former Hydro One employee after a break-in at their compound in Chatham.

Police say three Stihl chain saws and a rigging kit were taken from Hydro One’s Charing Cross Rd. location back on August 31. The estimated value of the stolen goods is around¬†$4,000.

Using security camera footage, officers were able to track down their suspect Wednesday.

Now a 34-year-old Windsor man, who used to work with Hydro One, has been charged with break and enter.