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Chatham-Kent police dealt with a drug runner (OK, a fellow who had drugs and tried to run), the theft of a boat motor in the middle of February, and 214 other calls for service over the past 24 hours.

In the case of the man who ran, police say officers on patrol spotted a man wanted for fraud-related offences about 2 a.m. this morning near the area of King and William streets in Chatham.

The man fled on foot, police say, and tossed something towards a sewer grate as he ran. The officers caught up with the man, and then they retraced their steps to find five hydromorph pills on top of the sewer grate.

A 24-year-old man of no fixed address is charged with drug possession and breach of probation for being in possession of the unlawful drugs.

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Sometime between Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 6 a.m., someone got into an unlocked shed on Canal Street in Tilbury.

They stole a 9.9 HP Mercury outboard motor and various tools. Police estimate the culprit made off with about $3,600 worth of goods.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Will Sharrow at willsh@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 84996. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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C-K police say a concerned citizen gave them a call last night to report a man damaging a home in Chatham.

Officers showed up on the scene and saw a man leaving the home with several frames.

According to police, the officers learned the man smashed four windows to the home of a family member who wasn’t home. He also tore off the mailbox from the front of the residence, damaged a metal railing and broke a family photo inside the home.

A 24-year-old man is charged with break and enter, mischief, theft and possession of stolen property.

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Police are also asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman wanted for assault.

On Feb. 8 around 2 a.m., two women got into a fracas on King Street in Chatham. The victim, a 24-year-old Chatham woman, had to be treated at the hospital for her injuries.

The suspect fled the area before police arrived. She is described as white, in her mid-20s, with blond hair.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Curtis Conn at curtisc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87349. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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