Thursday police briefs



Shoplift suspect charged for assaulting a cop

Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a shoplifting incident at Canadian Tire in Chatham.

Upon being placed under arrest, the man became aggressive and unco-operative with the officer, police say. The man refused to comply and assaulted the officer in an attempt to flee. As a store employee offered assistance, an officer used a Taser on the suspect.

No one was injured and the man was taken into custody.

Clinton Baylis, 37, of Chatham has been charged with theft under $5000, being in possession of property obtained under $5000 and assault police.

Breach of conditions

On Tuesday night, a man was released from custody after being charged with domestic related assault.

He was released with conditions not to communicate with a specific Chatham woman.

Yesterday morning, officers responded to a disturbance in the area of Princess Street and Colborne Street. At this time, an officer observed the man and woman together, police say.

The 33-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with failing to comply with his release conditions.

Fraud warning 

Chatham-Kent police would like to advise citizens of a telephone scam.

The caller will say that your VISA card has been compromised. In order resolve the issue, they need your VISA card number and personal information.

Please hang up and do not provide them with any information. This is a scam, police say.

To report a suspicious call, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at

For tips on how to protect yourself, please see

Theft of tools in Tilbury

Sometime over the past couple days, unknown suspect(s) entered a shed on Mill Street East and stole various tools valued at approximately $2,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Jeff Murray at or 519-436-6600 ext. 87108. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

 Thamesville B&E

Sometime yesterday between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. someone entered an unlocked residence on Priscilla Street in Thamesville and stole medication and cash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Josh Corbin at or 519-436-6600 ext. 87200 or Crime Stoppers.


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