Police Briefs – Sunday, October 2, 2016

Two Chatham teens are facing charges after a night full of crime.

Police say on Friday night, a 17-year-old broke into a residence on Tweedsmuir Ave. W. in Chatham, stealing medication, a cellphone, and a vehicle.

He used the stolen vehicle to pick up a friend, where they then drove to a business on St. Clair St. While there they struck another vehicle and fled the scene.

Police conducted a traffic stop in Erieau, after receiving a call of a vehicle driving erratically.

The 17-year-old now faces charges of possession of stolen property over $5,000, theft of motor vehicle, failing to remain at the scene of a collision, possession of a concealed weapon, and possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. He has been held for a bail hearing.

His friend is a 19-year-old male, he has been charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000 and possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. He has been released on a promise to appear with a future court date of October 20.


Police are looking into a break-in at the former Ridgetown Public School on Church St. in Ridgetown.

Around 12:30pm on Saturday, police received a call from a local resident who had reportedly seen youths going into the school through a window.

Police searched the building but found no one inside.

Damage to the window is estimated at $100.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Kelly Wegrzyn at kellyw@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 85118.