Thursday’s police briefs

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Drug raid

Last night, members of the Intelligence Section, with the assistance of the Critical Incident Response Team, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act warrant at a residence on Tweedsmuir Avenue in Chatham.

A quantity of suspected methamphetamine and a .177 pellet pistol was seized due to a prohibition order.

Manuel Dasilva, 34, of Chatham, is charged with drug possession and possession of a firearm, contrary to his Prohibition Order.

Parker Grooms, 21, of Charing Cross, is charged with drug possession.

Madison Alves, 23, of Chatham, is charged with drug possession.

Domestic charges 

Last night, police responded to a disturbance at a residence on Tweedsmuir Avenue in Chatham, between a man and woman, both on conditions not to communicate with each other.

A 52-year-old man was charged with failing to comply with his release conditions and facilitating a breach.

A 29-year-old woman was charged with two counts of failing to comply with her release conditions.

Threats against property manager 

Yesterday morning, police responded to a disturbance outside an apartment complex on Wallace Street in Wallaceburg.

Through investigation, police learned that a guest of a tenant threatened the property manager while arguing over a parking spot.

A33-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and charged with two counts of uttering threats.

Ignoring conditions leads to charges 

On March 25, a man was released from court with several conditions, including that he was to remain in his residence at all times, except for medical emergencies or while in the presence of his surety.

Yesterday afternoon, police observed the man exit a taxi near a restaurant on St. Clair Street in Chatham, without his surety or for a lawful reason.

A 19-year-old Wallaceburg man is charged with failing to comply with his release condition.


Last month, police responded to the theft of a motorcycle from a residence on Edgar Street in Chatham. Through investigation, police identified the man responsible.

Yesterday afternoon, officers arrested the man who was also wanted in connection with the theft of a cell phone.

Thomas Siroky, 36, of Chatham, is charged with theft of motor vehicle, theft under $5,000 and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.

Tools stolen

Sometime late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, someone forced their way into a business on Park Avenue East in Chatham and stole various hand and power tools, valued at approximately $600.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Don Letourneau at or 519-436-6600 ext. 87074. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.



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