Wednesday police briefs

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Pot plants stolen, man arrested

Yesterday morning, Chatham-Kent police responded to a theft investigation on Towanda Boulevard.

Through investigation, police learned that the man had stolen marijuana plants from the backyards of two separate residences in the area. The man fled the scene with the plants, however, was detained by the homeowners until police arrived.

In total, seven marijuana plants were stolen and recovered by police.

Harley Elliott, 45, of Chatham, was arrested and charged with two counts of theft under $5,000 and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000. He was released pending a future court date.

Theft of tools in Tilbury

Sometime late Monday night or early Tuesday morning, someone forced their way into a utility trailer at a construction site on Tecumseh Line in Tilbury, causing about $500 damage.

Once inside, the suspect(s) stole approximately $20,000 worth of power tools.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Will Sharrow at willsh@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 84996. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Mischief in Chatham

Over the past couple months, police have responded to several incidents of mischief on the north side of Chatham, including in the Prestancia area and Skateboard Park on Grand Avenue.

Anyone with information regarding these ‘tags’ are asked to contact Const. Kyle Wright at kylew@chatham-kent.ca 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.

Break and enter in Chatham

Around 3:30 a.m. this morning, police responded to an alarm at Jiffy Lube on Keil Drive in Chatham.

Upon police arrival, police confirmed that someone had forced their way into the business, causing about $100 damage. A small amount of cash was stolen.

The suspect is described as a white man with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie with white stripping, black jeans and black and white running shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Kevin Burgess at kevinbu@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87232. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Stolen ATV recovered

Yesterday morning, police responded to the report of three suspicious people on Langstaff Line.

Upon police arrival, the people were gone, however a stolen camo 2005 Polaris Sportsman ATV from Minnie Street in Wallaceburg earlier this week was recovered.

The owner was notified and attended the scene to retrieve his ATV.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Kyle Bakker at kyleba@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87320. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Shoplifting

Early this morning, around 3 a.m. police responded to a shoplifting complaint at Circle K on McNaughton Avenue in Wallaceburg.

Through investigation, police learned that the man stole a 2L bottle of pop from the convenience store.

Officers located the man a short distance away and he was arrested.

A 23-year-old Chatham man is been charged with theft, possession of stolen property, breaching his Probation Order by attending Circle K, and failing to comply with his release conditions by disobeying his curfew.

The man has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

 

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