Friday police briefs


Hydro lines cut, man charged

A neighbourhood dispute in Wheatley in July has led to charges against a Michigan man.

On July 25, Chatham-Kent police responded to one element of the dispute. An ongoing disagreement was reported over the construction of a new home, and significant damage was found, police say.

Through investigation, police formed grounds to arrest the man for cutting hydro lines to the new residential development.

On Thursday, a 61-year-old Michigan man was arrested and charged with mischief over $5,000.

Break-in arrest

Police say they caught a thief red-handed last night.

Officers got the call shortly before 11:30 p.m. Thursday night on Longwoods Road in Zone Township for a break and enter into a vacant property.

Police arrived on the scene and located a man. He possessed property that had been removed from the residence, police say.

A 37-year-old Chatham Township man was arrested and charged with break and enter, theft and possession of the stolen property.

Domestic-related charges

A man is in custody after someone threatened a woman and her pet recently.

Shortly after 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Chatham-Kent police responded to Payne Street in Chatham for a well-being check.

It was reported a man had made several comments that concerned the complainant.

Through investigation, police learned the man and a woman engaged in a few verbal arguments over the past few days and he had called her repeatedly. During the arguments, the man threatened to harm the woman and her pet and destroy her property, police say.

A 33-year-old Chatham-Kent man was arrested and charged with criminal harassment and three counts of uttering threats. He was transported to police headquarters and held pending a bail hearing.


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