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Cops looking for info

Chatham-Kent police say they could use the public’s help figuring out what happened last night in south Chatham.

Officers responded to an assault complaint in Chatham. Through investigation, police learned that around 9:30 p.m., two unknown men in a black vehicle approached the victim while he was riding his bicycle in the area of Wonderwoods Park.

The victim did not engage with the men and continued riding.

The men followed the victim and cut him off on Queen Street, where a physical altercation began as the men attempted to steal his bicycle, police say.

The victim refused to give the men his bicycle and they fled on Park Avenue.

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects and / or vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Kyle Wright at kylew@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87310. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward. 

Who steals a tree?

Sometime between July 3 at 6 p.m. and July 4 at 8 a.m. someone dug up and stole a six-foot tall dogwood tree from Veterans Tribute Garden Park on Thames Street.

The tree was planted a couple years ago and valued at $150.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Will Sharrow at willsh@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 84996. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Busted for possession

A Wallaceburg man is facing more charges after Chatham-Kent police found him out for a stroll yesterday morning despite being bound by release conditions.

On April 28, a man was released from custody with several conditions. One of those conditions stated that he was to remain in his residence at all times, except for medical emergencies.

Yet, shortly after 8 a.m. yesterday morning, an officer on general patrol in Wallaceburg observed the man walking in the area of Elgin Street and Nelson Street.

The man was arrested and upon being searched was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine and fentanyl.

A 36-year-old Wallaceburg man is charged with failing to comply with his release conditions and two counts of drug possession.

Compliance concern

A week after getting out of custody with orders to not speak with a neighbour, police say a Chatham woman opened her mouth to the wrong person.

On June 29, a woman was released from custody with several conditions. One of those conditions stated that she was not to communicate with her neighbour.

Yesterday morning, police say the woman yelled at her neighbour while making threatening gestures.

A 44-year-old Chatham woman was arrested and charged with failing to comply with her release conditions.

Cruising and boozing leads to an accident, charges 

Early this morning, police responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Queen Street in Wallaceburg.

Through investigation, police believed the woman was driving while under the influence of alcohol. The woman was arrested and transported to police headquarters for breath tests.

A 60-year-old Wallaceburg woman was charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit.

Fraud warning

Police would like to advise the public of a recent scam in the community.

Yesterday, police responded to two floral shops in Chatham-Kent in regards to fraud complaints.

In both incidents, the suspect ordered a bouquet of flowers and asked the business owners to add iTunes gift cards to the bouquet. The suspect then asked the owners to text him photos of the gift cards once they were purchased. Unfortunately, the owners did so before realizing that the suspect provided a stolen credit card.

Police would like to remind business owners to be cautious when dealing with telephone orders. Ensure that the person is paying with a valid credit card before adding any additional items to their order.

For more information about frauds and scams, along with how to protect yourself, see https://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm

 

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