Lobby sleeper found with knives, stolen items
A nap in the lobby of a Chatham business turned into a night in jail and multiple charges against a man Monday night.
Chatham-Kent police say officers responded to a call about 11:30 p.m. Monday of a man sleeping in the lobby of a business in Chatham. They arrived and assessed the situation.
Next to the man, police say, was a backpack with a 12-inch long butcher’s knife.
When police identified the man, they learned he was released from custody back on Nov. 12 with conditions to not possess any weapons or identification that was not lawfully issued to him.
As the officers searched the man, they found a four-inch serrated knife, as well as a driver’s license belonging to a Chatham woman.
The man was also arrested in connection with a theft investigation.
A 37-year-old man, of no fixed address, has been charged with theft, possession of stolen property, and two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Truck stolen in Bothwell
The Chatham-Kent Police Service are looking for the public’s assistance in locating an unplated green 1998 GMC Sierra pick-up truck, that was last seen at a residence on Tower Road in Bothwell.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Steven Gagnon at email@example.com 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.
Sometime over the weekend, someone stole various tools from an apartment complex under construction on Park Avenue West. Total value of the theft has been estimated at $5,000.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Rod Louzon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-436-6600 ext. 87236. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Yesterday afternoon, an officer on general patrol in Wallaceburg initiated a traffic stop on Robert Street.
The driver, a 27-year-old Brampton man, was charged with driving while under suspension, failing to produce insurance and failing to display two license plates.