Wednesday police briefs

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And what were those tools for, sir?

Around 4 a.m. this morning, a Chatham-Kent police officer on general patrol observed a man riding a bicycle on Grand Avenue East in Chatham with no bell or horn on his bike.

The officer stopped the man for this offence and through investigation learned that he was currently bound by a curfew.

The man was arrested and upon being searched was found to be in possession of a cheque and bankcard belonging to someone else along with a bank receipt confirming the cheque was recently deposited using the bank card. He was also in possession of a stolen driver’s license, debit card, crow bar and bolt cutters.

A 36-year-old Chatham man has been charged with being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000, use forged document, fraud under $5,000, being in possession of break in tools and two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Break & Enter

Just before 5 a.m. this morning, police responded to an alarm at Maple City Marine on Grand Avenue in Chatham. Upon police arrival, officers located a man inside the fenced compound and he was arrested.

The 24-year-old Chatham man has been charged with break and enter. He remains in police custody this morning.

Warrant arrest

Last Tuesday, the man attended Westbrook’s Flower Shoppe on James Street in Wallaceburg and stole two purses.

Total value of the theft was estimated at $200.

Through investigation, police identified the man responsible and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Last night, police located the man and he was arrested.

Thomas Caron, 40, of Wallaceburg, has been charged with 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 of Nov. 3.

Break & Enter in Chatham

Sometime yesterday between 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m., someone entered an unlocked residence on Crerar Drive. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole a small safe containing personal identification and small amount of cash. The suspect(s) also stole silver Citizen watch with a dark face.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Branden Grellmore at brandeng@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87343. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Cash stolen from unlocked vehicle

Sometime between Sunday and yesterday, someone stole cash from an unlocked vehicle inside an unlocked garage at a residence on Whitebread Line.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Steve Gagnon at steveng@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87339. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Careless driving

Last night, police responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Irish School Road between McCreary Line and Kent Line.

Luckily, the driver was not injured. Total damage was estimated at $3,000. The 32-year-old woman was charged with careless driving.

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