Wednesday police briefs

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Bomb threat at Chatham business

On Tuesday afternoon, Chatham-Kent police responded to a bomb threat at a business on Richmond Street in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that the manager received a generic e-mail suggesting bombs were in the building.

The premise was evacuated as a precaution, and the property, along with attached buildings, were searched with nothing suspicious found.

The e-mail appears to be from an international source as similar threats have been reported across North America.

B&E

This morning, shortly after 4 a.m. police responded to an alarm at Odds and Ends on Grand Avenue East.

Through investigation, police learned that someone had forced their way into the business, causing about $800 damage. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole Second World War medals and three trench knives.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Steve 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.

Truck Stolen

Yesterday morning, around 10:45 a.m. someone stole a black 2013 Ford F-150 pick-up truck from the side of the road on Stewart Line, while the owner was farming.

The truck was last seen with Ontario license plates 814 2FN.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Bryan Parker at bryanpa@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87172. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

The light’s green, dude

Just before 3 a.m. this morning, an officer on general patrol observed a vehicle stopped partially in the intersection of Middle Line and Charing Cross Road, even though the light was green.

The officer approached 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 found to be in possession of suspected fentanyl.

A 31-year-old man, of no fixed address, was charged with impaired driving, drug possession and driving while under suspension. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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