Man turns himself in for $50K home rampage


A Chatham man turned himself in this morning, 17 days after someone did about $50,000 damage to a home in Chatham.

Police say on Aug. 3, someone smashed windows, damaged appliances and furniture, and punched holes in the walls of a local home.

A warrant was issued for a suspect’s arrest.

At 6:30 a.m. Monday, police say a man walked into police headquarters to turn himself in.

A 27-year-old Chatham man is charged with mischief over $5,000.

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Meanwhile, in Wallaceburg, someone damaged a John Deer tractor to the tune of about $1,000 over the weekend.

Police say someone entered a barn late Saturday night or early Sunday morning on Whitebread Line.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Rod Louzon at or 519-436-6600 ext. 87236. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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We know it’s been a hot summer, but stealing an air conditioner?

Police say sometime between 1 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 a.m. Sunday, somebody entered the fenced-in area of the municipal water plant on Irwin Street and made off with an air conditioner valued at about $2,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Destiny Pailey at or 519-436-6600 ext. 87309.  Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers.

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A Wallaceburg man faces charges following a break and enter Sunday afternoon.

Police say officers responded to a domestic disturbance call after a man went to a woman’s home to remove his belongings. It seems an argument broke out, and the woman locked the door behind the man as he left.

But, police say, he forced the door open, doing about $200 damage in the process, before assaulting her.

A 27-year-old Wallaceburg man is charged with break and enter.




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