Wednesday police briefs

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Caught in the act

Yesterday afternoon, a woman in Tilbury called Chatham-Kent police to report that a man was in her backyard trying to enter her garage.

The man fled on foot as officers arrived in the area. Following a short foot chase, the man was taken into custody.

A 47-year-old man of no fixed address was charged with break and enter.

Suspicious activity

Just before 6 p.m. last night, police responded to the report of a suspicious man and woman in King George Park on Nelson Street in Wallaceburg.

Officers located the pair and through investigation learned that the man was wanted by another police service.

The man was arrested on the outstanding warrants and found to be in possession of keys from a stolen vehicle in the Niagara area, which was recently recovered in Wallaceburg.

A 34-year-old Niagara Falls man was charged with being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000. He remains in police custody this morning.

Face to face with thief

Yesterday morning, around 11:30 a.m., a homeowner on Lorne Avenue heard noise in his residence.

Upon opening his bedroom door, the homeowner observed an unknown man in his home.

The man stole a jewelry box and fled.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Steven Gagnon at steveng@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87339. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

B&E in Chatham

Sometime between Monday at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday at 8 a.m., unknown suspect(s) forced their way into DeGoey’s Nursery and Flowers Garden Centre on St. Clair Street.

Police continue to work with the business to determine what was damaged and/or stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Tyler Bergsma at tylerb@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87260. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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