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Update: Arrest made in connection with storage thefts

Chatham-Kent police believe they found the person who broke into a number of storage units in Blenheim last week.

Sometime late last Monday night or early Tuesday morning, someone entered three units at Access Storage on Allison Line in Blenheim.

Through investigation, police identified the man responsible and he was arrested last night.

Upon being searched incident to arrest, the man was found to be in possession of suspected crystal methamphetamine and a set of hard plastic knuckles, designed to be used as brass knuckles.

A 35-year-old Chatham man has been charged with mischief, three counts of break and enter committing theft, failing to comply with his release conditions, being in possession of a prohibited weapon and drug possession. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Stolen vehicle recovered, driver arrested

Around 3 a.m. this morning, an officer on general patrol located a stolen truck and trailer parked in a parking lot on Victoria Road in Ridgetown.

As the officer approached the truck to further investigate, police say the male driver falsely identified himself and attempted to drive away.

The officer was able to stop the man and place him under arrest.

The man resisted arrest by continuing to accelerate and trying to drive away, police say.

The officer pulled the man out of the truck and a struggle ensued as the man became aggressive, according to police. It took a Taser, police say, to subdue the man.

A 47-year-old Ridgetown man has been charged with theft over $5,000, two counts of being in possession of property obtained by a crime over $5,000, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, obstruct police and resist arrest. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Very wrong number

Late yesterday afternoon, police responded to a 911 hang up call in the Tilbury East Township area.

As police attended the area to the check on the well-being of the person registered to the phone, it was learned that she was wanted for assault, failing to comply with her release conditions and failing to attend court.

The 41-year-old woman has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Shoplifting attempt foiled

Last night, police responded to a shoplifting complaint at Wal-Mart in Chatham.

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

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

Upon being searched incident to arrest, the man was found to be in possession of the stolen MP3 player.

A 23-year-old Chatham man is charged with theft, possession of stolen property and failing to comply with his Probation Order. He was released pending a future court date.

Curfew breach 

On Oct. 30, a woman was released from custody with several conditions. One of those conditions stated that she was to obey a daily curfew of 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Shortly after 1 a.m. this morning, an officer on general patrol observed an ATV driving at a high rate of speed in Shrewsbury.

The officer initiated a traffic stop and through investigation learned that the woman driving was bound by a curfew.

The 35-year-old Blenheim woman was arrested and charged with failing to comply with her release conditions. She has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Failing to comply

On Jan. 5, a man was released from Court with several conditions. Two of those conditions stated that he was to reside at a specific address in Kapuskasing and to remain in his residence at all times.

Just before 3 a.m. this morning, police located the man at a residence on Talbot Trail near Blenheim.

A 31-year-old man was arrested and charged with two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Warrants

Yesterday morning, police arrested a woman who was wanted in connection with a break and enter investigation in Wallaceburg last week.

A 23-year-old Wallaceburg woman is charged with break and enter and trespassing by night. She was released pending a future court date.

Yesterday afternoon, police arrested a man who was wanted in connection with the same break and enter investigation mentioned above.

A 51-year-old man of no fixed address was charged with break and enter and trespassing by night. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing and remanded into custody with a future court date.

Yesterday afternoon, police arrested a man in Chatham who was wanted by OPP.

The 43-year-old man was turned over to Essex OPP for court purposes.

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