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Assault, threats, drug charges and jewelry thefts – that’s the past 24 hours in crime news in Chatham-Kent in a nutshell.

Yesterday afternoon, police say officers responded to a disturbance call on Mill Street in Tilbury. The officers learned a man had assaulted another man.

A 28-year-old Tilbury man is charged with assault with a weapon and failing to comply with his release conditions.

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Also in Tilbury, officers responded to a domestic disturbance last night.

A 67-year-old Tilbury man is charged with uttering threats.

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Shortly before 5 a.m. today, police say an officer observed a woman riding her bike with no light in the area of Murray Street and Princess Street in Chatham.

The officer pulled the cyclist over for the offence, and discovered the woman was wanted for breaching her probation order and failing to attend court, police say.

A search also revealed her to be in possession of suspected fentanyl.

A 47-year-old Chatham woman is charged with drug possession.

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Police report three separate residential break-ins yesterday in broad daylight, where jewelry was taken.

In the first incident, someone forced their way into a residence on Queen’s Line between 6:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and stole about $7,500 in jewelry.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Adam VanKesteren at adamv@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87188.

As well, sometime between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., someone broke into a home on Inshes Avenue in Chatham, doing about $200 in damage, before stealing an estimated $200 in jewelry.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Max Bossence at maxb@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87346.

And sometime between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., someone did about $200 damage when they broke into a home on Northland Drive in Chatham, and made off with a small quantity of jewelry.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Branden Grellmore at brendang@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87343.

Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

The Chatham-Kent Police would like to encourage everyone to get to know your neighbours.

“Knowing the people around you brings a sense of security. By building stronger relationships with those in your neighbourhood, we build safer communities,” Const. Renee Cowell said in a media release. “We would also like to remind everyone to be vigilant. If you see or hear anything suspicious in your neighbourhood, please call us immediately.”

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Earlier this month, three youths walked into the Tim Hortons on Talbot Street West in Blenheim and damaged a baby change table in the men’s washroom, doing about $350 damage in the process.

The first youth was wearing a dark coat, grey hoodie and multi-coloured backpack.

The second youth was wearing a grey and yellow toque, beige pants and yellow, grey and black coat.

The third youth was wearing a red hoodie, beige pants and grey, blue and dark blue winter coat.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Ken Koke at kennethk@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87178. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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