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Garage gathering busted

Around 6 p.m. last night, mere minutes before the start of the Super Bowl, Chatham-Kent police responded to the report of a social gathering in a garage at a residence on Charing Cross Road.

The homeowner, a 36-year-old Harwich Township man, was charged with failing to comply with the Reopening Ontario Act and issued a ticket.

Those who did not live there were asked to leave.

B&E

Sometime between Saturday night at 6 p.m. and Sunday morning at 10 a.m. someone forced their way into Stirling Variety in Chatham, causing about $500 damage. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole cigarettes, lighters and lottery tickets. Total valued of the theft has been estimated at $3,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Rod Louzon at rodl@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87236. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Cops seek public’s help

On Saturday morning, shortly after 1 a.m. an unknown man was observed entering a fenced enclosure and trying to break into a locked dumpster at a business on Grand Avenue in Chatham.

As an employee approached the man and asked him to leave, he pointed what appeared to be a firearm at her and fled the area.

The man was described as having an average height and build. He was last seen wearing a colourful facemask, grey jogging pants, black coat with light coloured hoodie, winter hat and bright orange and yellow winter gloves.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Kim Pfaff at kimpf@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87342. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Impaired, drug charges

Yesterday morning, shortly after 11 a.m. police responded to the report of a suspicious person in a vehicle parked in downtown Chatham.

Officers located the vehicle and through investigation believed the man was driving while under the influence of a drug.

The man was arrested and transported to police headquarters where a Drug Recognition Expert conducted an evaluation. As a result, the DRE officer believed the man was impaired by a drug.

Upon being searched incident to arrest, the man was also found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine and fentanyl.

A 51-year-old Chatham man is charged with impaired driving, driving while prohibited and two counts of drug possession. He was released pending a future court date.

Last night, around 6:30 p.m. police responded to the report of a possible impaired driver on Sandys Street in Chatham.

Officers located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop.

Through investigation, police believed the man was driving while under the influence of a drug. The man was arrested and transported to police headquarters where a Drug Recognition Expert conducted an evaluation. As a result, the DRE officer believed the man was impaired by a drug.

The man was also arrested in connection with a fraud related investigation.

A 29-year-old Chatham man is charged with impaired driving and several fraud related offences.

Warrants

Yesterday afternoon, a man wanted for property related offences and failing to comply with his Probation Order was located in Sarnia.

A 43-year-old Walpole Island man was arrested and released pending a future court date.

Yesterday afternoon, police arrested a woman who was wanted for assault, cause disturbance and committing an indecent act.

A 35-year-old woman of no fixed address was released pending a future court date.

Late yesterday afternoon, police located a man in Tilbury who was wanted for fraud related offences.

A 30-year-old Tilbury was arrested and released pending a future court date.

Stolen truck

Sometime between Saturday night at 10:30 p.m. and Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m., someone stole a dark grey 2004 Chevrolet Silverado from a residence on Darrell Line in Camden Township. The truck was last seen with Pennsylvania license plates YYZ9 300.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Ashwin Roy at ashwinr@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87331. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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