Wednesday police briefs

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Resisting arrest

Last night, a Chatham-Kent police officer on general patrol observed a vehicle travelling on Murray Street in Wallaceburg.

The officer believed the man to be prohibited from driving and initiated a traffic stop, however, the man failed to stop.

The man continued driving and pulled into a driveway on Victoria Street. The man fled on foot and resisted as the officer attempted to arrest him, police say. A Taser was deployed and the man was taken into custody.

Dylan VanDamme, 27, of Wallaceburg, has been charged with flight from police, resist arrest, driving while prohibited and driving while suspended for unpaid fines. He was released pending a future court date.

B&E? Nope, but drug and mischief charges 

Last night, police responded to a break and enter at a residence in Chatham.

The suspect, a 38-year-old Chatham man, was arrested. Upon being searched incident to arrest, he was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine, purple fentanyl, two sets of scales and two cell phones.

Through investigation, police learned that the homeowner lied about details of the break and enter.

As a result, the suspect was only charged with two counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking. He was released pending a future court date.

The homeowner, a 40-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with public mischief. He was released pending a future court date.

More mischief

Early Friday morning, a man entered a bank on King Street in Chatham and smashed three glass panels near an ATM machine with a baseball bat.

Total damage was estimated to be over $5,000.

With the assistance of video surveillance, the man responsible was identified.

Yesterday morning, police located the suspect and he was arrested.

Cory Simmons, 46, of no fixed address, was charged with mischief over $5,000 and released pending a future court date.

Domestic abuse

Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that a verbal argument escalated into a physical altercation and that this was not the first incident of domestic violence between the couple.

A 25-year-old Blenheim man was arrested and charged with three counts of assault. He was released pending a future court date.

Tools, van stolen in Dresden

Sometime between Monday at 11 p.m. and Tuesday at 6:30 a.m., someone forced their way into a garage on Hughes Road in Dresden. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole about $4,500 worth of various tools.

The suspect(s) also entered the home and grabbed a set of keys, allowing them to steal a red 2019 Dodge Caravan, containing the homeowner’s purse. The van was last seen with Ontario license plates CHEH 986.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Ken Lauzon at kenla@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 7116. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Theft of electronics

Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a residential alarm on Tecumseh Road.

Through investigation, police learned that someone forced their way into the home, causing about $500 damage.

Once inside, the suspect(s) stole US currency, PS4 gaming system, Xbox One gaming system, Google Chromebook and personal identification.

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.

Jewelry stolen

Sometime between Monday and Tuesday, someone forced their way into a home on McNaughton Avenue East, causing about $100 damage.

Once inside, the suspect(s) stole an Apple computer, jewelry box and microphone.

Total value of the theft has been estimated at $900.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Paul Hendrie at paulh@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87138. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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