Friday police briefs


Stealing legal pot

On Thursday morning, police responded to the theft of marijuana plants at a residence in Wallaceburg.

Through investigation, police learned that sometime around 1:30 a.m., an unknown man entered the victim’s backyard and stole about 2.5 pounds of marijuana.

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

Yesterday afternoon, police located the man on James Street and he was taken into custody.

The man was also arrested on an outstanding warrant in connection with a mischief investigation.

A 30-year-old Wallaceburg man is charged with theft and possession of stolen property.

Boozed up in public

Around 1:30 a.m. this morning, police responded to a woman yelling and causing a disturbance on Queen Street in Chatham.

Police located the woman who was intoxicated and unable to care for herself. For her own safety, the woman was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters.

A 24-year-old woman, of no fixed address, was charged with being intoxicated in a public place. She was released this morning when sober.


Yesterday morning around 8 a.m., police responded to a two-vehicle collision on Bear Line Road near McNaughton Avenue in Chatham.

No one was injured.

Total damage was estimated at $7,500.

One of the drivers is charged with careless driving.

Just before 9 a.m. yesterday morning, emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle collision on Pain Court Line near Winter Line Road.

An 84-year-old Dover Township man was transported to hospital as a precaution.

A 21-year-old Tecumseh woman was charged with starting from a stopped position not in safety.

Total damage was estimated at $35,000.

Yesterday morning, shortly after 9 a.m. police responded to a two-vehicle collision on Albert Street near Reaume Avenue in Wallaceburg.

No one was injured.

One driver is charged with making a turn not in safety.




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