Monday police briefs


Sunday, fun day, arrest day

Sunday just wasn’t one man’s day, as Chatham-Kent police arrested him not once, but twice.

Yesterday morning, a concerned citizen contacted police regarding a suspicious man on Queen Street in Chatham. The citizen observed the man force his way into a vehicle and remove several items, police say.

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

A 32-year-old Chatham man is charged with mischief and theft. The stolen items were returned to their rightful owner.

Yesterday afternoon, the same man was observed stealing a bicycle from a property on Wellington Street in Chatham, police say.

Officers located the man and he was arrested again. Another charge of theft, and one of possession of stolen property. He was released pending a future court date.

Meth arrest 

Last night, an officer on general patrol initiated a traffic stop on Bridle Path Road in Wallaceburg.

Through investigation, police learned that the driver was suspended from driving and was arrested. Suspected methamphetamine was found in the vehicle during the search incident to arrest.

The driver, a 40-year-old Walpole Island man, was charged with driving while under suspension.

He was additionally charged with drug possession and failing to comply with his release conditions.

His passenger, a 40-year-old Wallaceburg man, was arrested and charged with drug possession.

Stolen truck, twisted metal

Shortly after 10:30 p.m. last night, police responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Kenesserie Road near Cleeves Line in Howard Township.

The driver, police say, lost control of the pick-up truck and utility trailer, left the roadway and struck a hydro pole. The driver fled the scene as the truck was found abandoned upon police arrival.

Through investigation, police learned that the truck and trailer were stolen from a residence on Knoll Road in Orford Township.

Total damage as a result of the collision was estimated at $25,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Cheryl McVicar at or 519-436-6600 ext. 85018. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.


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