Wednesday may have seemed like Christmas for Chatham-Kent police, as two suspects in crimes from earlier this fall were apprehended out of town.
Yesterday afternoon, police in London scooped up a man who police said failed to attend court to answer to charges of theft under $5000, possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000, three counts of failing to comply and two counts of failing to attend court.
Police say he was released from custody Oct. 26 with a Nov. 13 court date.
Yes, a man already facing two counts of failing to attend court was indeed released prior to another court date.
Well, Nov. 13 arrived, and the man – you know, the guy with a history of not appearing in court – didn’t show, police say.
Yesterday afternoon, the man was located in London and apprehended. The 31-year-old London man was transported back to Chatham-Kent for court purposes. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
A few hours later, Windsor police nabbed another man wanted for fall crimes.
On Nov. 21 shortly after 8 p.m. police allege the man attended Canadian Tire on Grand Avenue in Chatham. He attempted to leave the store via a back room fire exit with a TV. As the alarm sounded, the man dropped the TV, grabbed two socket sets and fled the store making no attempt to pay for the items valued at $299 each.
The man was identified and a warrant for the offences of theft under $5000 and possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000 was issued for his arrest.
Last night, the man was apprehended in Windsor.
A 27-year-old Leamington man was taking back to C-K, and released with conditions pending a Dec. 29 court date.
Will he attend?