Wednesday police briefs


Failing to comply

Yesterday afternoon, a woman reported to police that her ex-husband continues to communicate with her, even though he’s currently bound by conditions not to.

Officers located the man and he was arrested.

A 68-year-old Wheatley man has been charged with two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions.

Drug charges

Last December, a man entered into a Probation Order with several conditions. One of those conditions stated that he was not to attend a specific woman’s home in Chatham.

Guess what police say he did last night?

Yep, according to police, the man attended the woman’s residence, and officers were notified.

They located the man in the woman’s driveway. Upon being searched incident to arrest, police say the man was found to be in possession of suspected fentanyl.

A 38-year-old Chatham man is charged with breaching his Probation Order and drug possession.


Early yesterday morning, police arrested a man wanted in connection with a shoplifting incident at Wal-Mart in Wallaceburg, failing to attend court and for his fingerprints.

Brent Dodge, 34, of Chatham, was transported to the courthouse pending a bail hearing.


Yesterday morning, police arrested a man wanted in connection with theft of wiring from a business on Queen Street in Chatham.

Devon Orton, 28, of Chatham, is charged with mischief over $5,000, theft under $5,000 and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.


Last night, police located a man wanted for robbery, being in possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, being in possession of property obtained by a crime and failing to attend court.

A 46-year-old Tilbury man was arrested and has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.


Last night, police arrested a woman wanted for damaging a vehicle in a parking lot on Keil Drive in Chatham earlier this week.  Marcy Freeman, 40, of no fixed address, was charged with mischief under $5,000 and released pending a future court date of July 29, 2020.


Sometime over the past weekend, unknown suspect(s) entered a storage shed behind a business on Grand Avenue East, causing about $2,000 damage.

Once inside, the suspect(s) stole two large wooden Westminster clocks, sonic cleaner and a jewelry chest.

Total value of the theft has been estimated at $4,350.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Kyle Wright at or 519-436-6600 ext. 87310. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Books and Badges

Today, in an effort to engage and interact with our local youths, Chatham-Kent police continues its Books and Badges series.

The hope is this initiative encourages kids to read more while they’re social distancing at home during this pandemic.

Today, S/Const. Randi Hull will be reading “Have Courage My Love“ – a book she often reads to children at school when they’re talking about bullying.


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