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Cops arrest same guy twice in 12 hours

A Chatham man got to see the back of a Chatham-Kent police cruiser and the inside of police headquarters twice in the past 24 hours.

Yesterday morning around 9 a.m. police responded to the report of damage to Vertec Contractors on National Road in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that someone removed copper from their scissor lift, causing about $5,000 damage.

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

Shortly after 4 p.m. a 22-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with mischief and theft. He was released with several conditions pending a future court date.

Around 3:30 a.m. this morning, police responded to a break and enter at Maple City Mini Storage on Queens Line. As officers were investigating, an alarm was reported at the Esso Gas Station on Bloomfield Road. Upon police arrival, officers confirmed that a break and enter had just occurred.

At this time, police received information that a suspicious person was observed in the area of a hotel on Bloomfield Road. K9 Helix was called to the scene and tracked the man hiding in a nearby dumpster.

He was arrested and charged with two counts of break and enter, being in possession of property obtained by a crime and breaching his curfew. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Double domestic charges

Last night, police responded to a disturbance at a residence in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that the man assaulted his ex-girlfriend.

A 36-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with assault.

A 35-year-old Chatham woman was arrested and charged with facilitating a breach as she attended the man’s home, knowing that he was currently on conditions not to communicate with her.

Fail to remain

Yesterday afternoon around 2:30 p.m., police responded to a motor-vehicle collision at the intersection of McNaughton Avenue East and Victoria Avenue in Chatham.

A grey Dodge caravan was struck by a dark grey pick-up truck that failed to remain at the scene of the collision, police say.

The truck was last seen travelling southbound on Victoria Avenue towards Grand Avenue. The truck should have damage to the front passenger side.

Police are looking to identify the truck or driver. Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Danica Quenneville at danicaq@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87312. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Failing to comply

Don’t communicate means don’t communicate.

In late October of last year, a man was released from custody with several conditions. One of those conditions stated that he was not to communicate with a specific Chatham woman.

But yesterday afternoon, police received information that the man had been communicating with the woman throughout April and May via e-mail and telephone calls.

Last night, a 60-year-old Dover Township man was arrested and charged with 11 counts of failing to comply with his release conditions. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Mischief

Yesterday morning, shortly after 6 a.m. police responded to a mischief complaint at Coca-Cola on Park Avenue East as someone smashed a window to the business.

Police do not believe entry was gained or anything was stolen.

Total damage has been estimated at $2,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Ken Muir at kenmu@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87002. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Smash & grab

Sometime yesterday between 4 a.m. and 11 a.m., someone forced their way into a vehicle that was parked in the car pool lot on Merlin Road near Queens Line, causing about $1,000 damage to two windows.

Once inside, the suspect(s) stole a set of golf clubs, two pairs of golf shoes, a GPS system, ball hitch and tie down straps.

Total value of the theft has been estimated at $2,500.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Steven White at stevenwh@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87363. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Found rangefinder

Last night, police recovered a laser rangefinder and tripod near Stewart Park in Tilbury.

Police would like to return the property to its rightful owner.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Adam VanKesteren at adamv@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87188.

Impaired charge

Around 1:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon, police responded to the report of an erratic driver in the area of Base Line near Wallaceburg.

Police also believe the driver forced someone off the road.

Officers quickly located the truck in the driveway of a residence on Fraser Street.

Upon speaking to the man at his residence about the traffic complaint, police believed the man was driving while under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and transported to police headquarters for breath tests.

A 62-year-old Wallaceburg man is charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit.

Anyone with information over the possible roadway mishap is asked to contact Const. Josh Flikweert at joshuaf@chatham-kent.ca or 519-355-1092.

Fender benders

Yesterday morning, police responded to a two-vehicle collision on New Scotland Line near Hill Road.

No one was injured.

Total damage was estimated at $8,000.

A 62-year-old Howard Township man was charged with making an unsafe lane change.

Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a three-vehicle collision on Queens Line between Jeannette’s Creek Road and Sinclair Road.

Minor injuries were reported.

Total damage was estimated at $25,000.

A 23-year-old Chatham man was charged with careless driving.

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