Two arrested after car theft

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Chatham-Kent police arrested two males after a break and enter and car theft in Chatham.

Sometime overnight on Friday, a 17-year-old youth broke into a residence on Tweedsmuir Ave. W. taking medication, cellphone and car keys. He then proceeded to steal a vehicle from the home. The youth picked up a friend and went to a business on St. Clair St. where they hit a vehicle and left the scene.

The stolen vehicle was later observed by a citizen on Charing Cross Rd. driving erratically. The citizen called police who intercepted the vehicle in Erieau and conducted a traffic stop.

As a result of the investigation, the youth faces charges of possession of stolen property over $5000, theft of motor vehicle, fail to remain at the scene of a collision, possession of a concealed weapon and possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. He was held for a bail hearing.

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

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