Weekend police briefs

Jun 29 • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments on Weekend police briefs

Sleeping in a running vehicle

Shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday, police say an officer came upon a driver sleeping inside a running vehicle that was parked on Prince Albert Road.

A 19-year-old man faces impaired driving charges.

Tools stolen

Someone broke into a shop overnight Friday on Langstaff line, police say, and made off with about $850 in tools.

Police at this time have no suspects.

All boozed up and nowhere to go

Officers tracked down a man on McNaughton Avenue in Wallaceburg Friday afternoon following a report of a public disturbance.

Police say the man was intoxicated and unable to care for himself.

They detained him at headquarters until he sobered up.

Playing in traffic

Less than two hours later, police say officers responded to multiple calls in regard to a man walking across St. Clair Street into traffic.

The incident took place near Grand Avenue.

Police say the man was arrested for breach of the peace. He too was taken to headquarters and released when sober.

B&E spree

Sometime overnight Saturday, unknown suspects forced entry into an office trailer on Ivan Street, in Chatham. 

Once inside, the suspects removed approximately $1,000 worth of Milwaukee tools.

Police are still attempting to ID the second suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Trevor Biskey at trevorb@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87311. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

That same night, someone forced entry into a shed on Mull Road in Harwich. The suspects then removed approximately $200 worth of tools.

Police are still attempting to ID the second suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Cheryl McVicar at CHERYLM@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 85018. Or call Crime Stoppers.


There were five additional break and enters reported to police over the course of Saturday into Sunday morning. 

Police report nothing of significance was taken. 

Breaking and Entering can be a lucrative opportunity for criminals, police say, and consequently, any home or business is at risk. 

Property owners can greatly reduce this risk by simply improving the physical security of their premises. This is referred to as target hardening, and this will help deter break-ins and protect property.  For more information, visit the police service website at https://ckpolice.com/break-enter-smarts/.



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