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Theft from construction site

Sometime between Dec. 30 and Jan. 4, someone forced his or her way into a school under construction on McNaughton Avenue in Chatham. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole several rolls of copper wiring, a Ridgid dry vacuum, Stanley socket set and Bosch grinder.

Total value of the theft has been estimated at approximately $10,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Kristen Charron at kristenc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87352. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Sleeping at a red light…impaired charges

Last night, just before 7 p.m. police received a 911 call regarding a possible impaired driver near the intersection of Sandy Street and Grand Avenue in Chatham following a minor collision.

An officer on general patrol located the vehicle in the area of Lacroix Street and King Street West as the driver was slumped over at the wheel while stopped at a red light. The officer was able to reach through an open window to place the vehicle in park as it was still in gear.

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

A 43-year-old Chatham man is charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit.

Trailer stolen

Sometime between Jan. 2 and Jan. 4, someone stole an enclosed silver toy hauler from Storey’s Auto Place on Richmond Street in Chatham.

The trailer was unplated.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Sommer Phenix at sommerphenix@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87254. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Stolen truck recovered

As previously reported, sometime late Monday night or early Tuesday morning, someone stole a black 2007 Ford F-150 pick-up truck from a residence on John Park Line in Wallaceburg.

Yesterday afternoon, Lambton OPP recovered the stolen truck in their jurisdiction.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Kyle Blommers at kyleb@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87286. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Stolen fridge recovered

As previously reported, sometime between Dec. 30 and Jan. 2, someone entered a warehouse at the Speed-D-Mart car wash on Bloomfield Road in Chatham and stole a refrigerator valued at $2,000.

Yesterday afternoon, the stolen refrigerator was located at a residence in Chatham and returned to its rightful owner.

Police continue to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Fraser Curtis at fraserc@chatham-kent.ca Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Failing to comply

In early October, a man was released from custody with several conditions. One of those conditions stated that he was not to communicate with a specific Thamesville woman.

Yesterday, police learned that the man had contacted the woman in December on two separate occasions via email and Facebook Messenger.

A 32-year-old Bothwell man was arrested and charged with two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions.

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