Thursday’s police briefs

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Three people charged with property crimes

On Tuesday night, police received information about two men in possession of a stolen truck on Sheldon Avenue in Chatham.

Through investigation, police located the truck and learned that it was stolen during a break and enter in Bothwell, where property was also stolen from the residence.

Officers located the men and they were arrested.

In a nearby home, the residence of a family member, officers located in plain view, the stolen property from Bothwell, along with a woman whom was not to communicate with one of the men. She was also arrested.

A search warrant was obtained and executed at the home on Sheldon Avenue, which resulted in stolen property being recovered. Officers were able to identify items stolen from a break and enter in Harwich Township, identification stolen from Alvinston and ammunition of different calibers.

A 33-year-old Chatham man is charged with theft of motor vehicle, break and enter, four counts of being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000 and being in possession of ammunition contrary to a Prohibition Order.

A 30-year-old Chatham man was charged with theft of motor vehicle, break and enter, four counts of being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000, breach of probation and three counts of being in possession of ammunition contrary to a Prohibition Order.

And a 29-year-old Chatham woman was charged with failing to comply with her release conditions and three counts of being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000.

The investigation remains ongoing as officers are working with neighbouring police services in an attempt to locate the rightful owners of the remaining stolen property.

Woman charged with assault

Yesterday afternoon, police arrested a woman in connection with a physical altercation that occurred in Wallaceburg last month. The incident involved two women known to each other.

The 25-year-old Wallaceburg woman was charged with assault. She was released pending a future court date of June 24.

Man charged with using a stolen credit card

On Tuesday morning, police received information that unknown suspect(s) had entered an unlocked vehicle on Elizabeth Street in Chatham sometime overnight and stolen a credit card. The card was then used at a local convenience store.

Through investigation, police identified the man responsible and he was arrested last night.

Ryan Crawford, 35, of Chatham, has been charged with failing to comply with his release conditions along with theft and fraud-related offences.

He was released pending a future court date of June 24.

B&E charges

Shortly after 2 a.m. this morning, police responded to a break and enter in progress at the Hydro One property on Horton Line. Upon arrival, police observed the pair attempting to flee in a vehicle.

The pair were stopped and taken into custody. Through investigation, police observed that they were in possession of break-in tools and learned that the men were not to communicate with each other.

William Nussey, 57, of Tilbury, has been charged with break and enter, being in possession of break-in instruments and failing to comply with his release conditions.

Raphael Ouimet, 41, of Tilbury, has been charged with break and enter, being in possession of break-in instruments and failing to comply with his release conditions.

Both men were released pending a future court date of June 24.

ATV stolen

Sometime between Monday night and Wednesday morning, unknown suspect(s) entered unlocked barns on Longwoods Road, just outside of Chatham. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole: a 1500w generator, a 9.9hp Honda boat motor (grey), and a 1995 ATV Suzuki (blue).

Total value of the theft has been estimated at $5,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Ken Lauzon at kenla@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87116. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Theft on Muirkirk Line

Sometime over the past week, unknown suspect(s) entered unlocked farm buildings on Muirkirk Line and stole three black oil pails with blue label Case Akcela Unitek One; three black oil pails with red label Case Akcela Ultra Traction; a portable air compressor, blue with black motor; and torches, tanks and hoses.

Total value of the theft has been estimated at $2,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Cheryl McVicar at cherylm@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 85018. 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 remind everyone that criminals look for easy opportunities, so please secure and lock your property.

Collision leads to impaired charges

Around 6 p.m. last night, emergency crews responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Bear Line Road near Pine Line.

Through investigation, police believed the man was driving while under the influence of alcohol and he was arrested. The man was transported to police headquarters for breath tests.

A 31-year-old Chatham man has been charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit. He was released pending a future court date of May 6.

 

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