B&E suspects arrested

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There’s a chance we’ll see some respite from a recent spree of break and enters, as police made three arrests last night and early this morning.

Just before 7:30 p.m., police say a man was seen inside a secure compound on Thames Street in Chatham.

Officers found the man behind a trailer on the lot.

A 36-year-old Moraviantown man is charged with break and enter.

About 2:45 a.m., officers saw a man riding a suspected stolen bicycle on Grand Avenue in Chatham.

The officers confirmed the bike was stolen, police say, in fact from a residence back in April.

The man was also found to be in possession of a large case of tools, filled with wrenches and ratchet sets.

Police charged the man for also being in possession of break-in tools, as well as possession of stolen property.

And as the officers searched him at the time of his arrest, they say the 30 year-old Chatham man was also in possession of methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine, hydromorphone, marijuana, digital scales, and a quantity of cash.

As a result, tack on five counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking to the charges.

A little over an hour later, about 4 a.m., police say officers responded to a report of a suspicious man in the McNaughton Avenue and Sandys Street area.

Officers found the man on Sandys Street. Police say he was in possession of a bike that was stolen in June from a residence on Hedge Maple Path.

He also had a socket set and circular saw in a duffel bag, and a backpack containing bolt cutters, an adjustable wrench, box cutter, flashlight and pry bar.

A 27-year-old McNaughton Avenue man is charged with possession of property obtained by crime and possession of break-in tools.

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