Friday police briefs

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Chatham-Kent police arrested 11 people in the past 24 hours and are on the lookout for others.

Don’t mess with grandpa’s wheels. An early morning joy ride has resulted in charges against a Chatham teenager.

Police say they received a call about 2 a.m. that a teen had just driven off with his grandfather’s car without permission.

An officer on patrol spotted the vehicle on St. Clair Street a short time later. He turned on his lights to pull the car over, except the driver didn’t stop. Instead, he drove back to where the car was taken, police say.

A 15-year-old Chatham boy is charged with taking a motor vehicle without consent and flight from police.

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Police say a week ago a man was released from custody with several conditions, one of which was to not associate with two specific Tilbury men.

Late Thursday afternoon, police say those Tilbury guys were together in a vehicle and they noticed the man following them around Chatham.

They called police and proceeded to drive to the cop shop. Police say the man drove along right behind them.

Officers were waiting at police headquarters and they made the arrest

A 19-year-old Chatham man is charged with two counts of failing to comply.

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Speaking of driving to the police station, police say a man drove there last night about 6 p.m. to report an incident, but left there without his driver’s licence.

Police say the officer with which he spoke detected the odour of alcohol on the man’s breath.

A roadside test revealed a warning.

A 61-year-old man was issued a three-day license suspension. Police say the man’s girlfriend came to pick him up, as well as his vehicle.

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Shortly after 5 a.m., police received a report of a man outside a residence in Chatham. Officers investigated and learned the man was currently bound by a curfew issued back in late September.

A 23-year-old man of no fixed address is charged with breaching his probation order.

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He wasn’t alone. Just a half hour later, police picked up another man after another report of a suspicious person.

This was on Lorne Avenue near Inshes Avenue in Chatham.

Officers found the man, and police say investigation revealed he too was bound by a curfew; this one from the end of December.

A 27-year-old Chatham man is charged with failing to comply.

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In the realm of break-ins, someone called the cops yesterday morning to report there was a suspicious man inside his barn at his Indian Creek Road West property.

A 41-year-old man is charged with break and enter, and mischief.

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Sometime late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, someone got into a shed on Langstaff Line and stole a 40-inch television.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Jared Cornish at jaredc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87094. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Sometime late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, someone entered a construction trailer on Grand Avenue East and stole a laptop computer.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Mark Smith at marksm@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87162. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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