Wednesday police briefs

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Plate problems

Just before 7 p.m. last night, a woman reported to Chatham-Kent police that the license plates from her vehicle had been stolen while it was parked on Thomas Avenue in Wallaceburg.

Shortly after 8 p.m. an officer on general patrol observed a woman driving on Main Street in Wallaceburg with the stolen license plates on her vehicle. The officer initiated a traffic stop and the woman was arrested.

A 33-year-old Wallaceburg woman is charge with possession of stolen property along with multiple Highway Traffic Act offences.

Theft

Chatham-Kent police scooped up their suspect yesterday in a recent theft.

On Jan.6, police responded to a theft complaint at Petro Canada on Grand Avenue in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that a woman stole various items.

With the assistance of video surveillance, police say the woman was identified.

Yesterday morning, a 36-year-old woman of no fixed address was arrested and charged with theft and possession of stolen property.

Warrants

Yesterday afternoon, police located a man who was wanted for failing to attend court to provide a DNA sample.

A 28-year-old Chatham man is charged with failing to comply.

Yesterday afternoon, police arrested a man who was wanted for domestic related offences and breaching his Probation Order.

A 28-year-old Chatham man was held in custody pending a bail hearing and remanded into custody until Feb. 15.

Yesterday afternoon, police initiated a traffic stop in Chatham. Through investigation, police learned that the driver was wanted for failing to comply with his release conditions.

A 51-year-old Chatham man was arrested on the outstanding warrant and additionally charged with driving with no insurance and driving with plates not authorized for the vehicle.

Last night, police responded to the report of an unwanted man on the property of a business in Chatham.

Officers located the man and through investigation learned that he was wanted in connection with several shoplifting incidents in Chatham.

A 50-year-old Chatham man was arrested and released pending a future court date.

Frauds and scams

The key to protecting yourself is by understanding how you could be targeted, police say in regard to frauds and scam efforts.

Reduce the chances of being a victim by taking the following steps to secure your devices and accounts:

– Be on guard for scams

– Secure your social media and email accounts

– Apply updates to your mobile devices and computer

– Store your data securely

– Use a strong password

For more information, see https://cyber.gc.ca/en/guidance/5-ways-protect-yourself-covid-19-scams

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