Thursday police briefs

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B&E charges

Yesterday morning around 7:50 a.m. Chatham-Kent police responded to a break and enter at PC Business Systems on James Street in Wallaceburg.

Through investigation, police learned that someone had smashed the front door and stolen a Dell laptop and two Xplornet Internet antennas.

Total value of the theft was estimated at $1,800.

Officers identified the man responsible and he was taken into custody a short time later.

Thomas Caron, 40, of Wallaceburg, has been charged with break and enter and failing to comply with his release conditions. He has been remanded into custody pending a bail hearing.

Mischief

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

Through investigation, police learned that during the dispute, a man also damaged property belonging to his girlfriend.

A 28-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with mischief and assault. He was released pending a future court date. 

Fails to comply

On March 20, a man was released from custody with several conditions. One of those conditions stated that he was to obey a daily curfew of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Last night around 10:30 p.m., an officer on general patrol observed the man riding a bicycle westbound on Grand Avenue East in Chatham in the eastbound curb lane. The officer initiated a traffic stop, however the man fled on his bicycle through a nearby empty lot. The man was stopped a short distance away and taken into custody.

A 36-year-old Chatham man is charged with failing to comply with his release conditions. He was released pending a future court date.

Storage units rummaged

Sometime late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, someone entered six storage units on Community Road.

Officers continue to work with the owners to determine what, if anything, was stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Kristen Charron at kristenc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87352. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Mischief

On Saturday around 3 a.m. someone used a rock and smashed the front windshield and driver’s side window of a vehicle parked in a driveway on Ottawa Drive.

Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $5,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Mike VanKesteren at michaelv@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 86442. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Police warn of funny money

The Chatham-Kent Police Service would like to remind everyone, especially local businesses, to be extra careful when accepting U.S. currency.

Yesterday, police received information from a business in Chatham that an unknown man used two counterfeit $20 US bills this week.

The Chatham-Kent Police Service reminds everyone that being in possession of counterfeit money and using counterfeit money are criminal offences.

Local business owners are also reminded that they do not have to accept a bill if they believe it’s counterfeit.

Both U.S. and Canadian money have security features. The Bank of Canada provides information on how to tell whether Canadian or American bills are counterfeit https://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes/counterfeit-prevention/

The U.S. Currency Education Program also provides information regarding their seven denominations and security features https://www.uscurrency.gov/denominations

If you suspect someone is trying to use a counterfeit bill or if you’ve received counterfeit money, call us at 519-352-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

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