Wednesday Chatham-Kent police briefs


Was it worth it?

About two hours after someone walked out of the LCBO on St. Clair Street Tuesday evening with a couple of pilfered bottles of booze, Chatham-Kent police arrested a man for the theft.

At 7:48 p.m., police responded to the LCBO on St. Clair Street for a shoplifting investigation.

Police learned the man entered the store, removed several bottles from the shelf, and exited without attempting to pay for the merchandise.

A description of the man, his direction of travel and video surveillance were provided to the police.

Police identified the man from previous interactions. 

At 9:40 p.m., police located the man walking on Princess Street in Chatham and an officer arrested the man and transported him to police headquarters. Officers confirmed the man was on a release and probation order for similar offences.  

A 25-year-old Chatham-Kent man was charged with theft and possession of stolen property. He was held pending a bail hearing. 

Lying in a parking lot gets man arrested

Chatham-Kent police encountered a man lying on his back in the WISH Centre parking lot Tuesday evening, and that was just the start of things.

Police say officers recognized the man from previous interactions.

And he obviously recognized the uniforms.

As officers approached, the man fled on foot. After a short foot chase, the man was taken into custody.

Officers confirmed his probation conditions, including not being on the WISH Centre property.

A 27-year-old Chatham-Kent man was charged with failing to comply with a probation order.

Disturbance behaviour

A Tuesday night disturbance led to multiple charges against a local man.

At 11:15 p.m., police responded to Joseph Street in Chatham for a disturbance.

Through investigation, police learned the man attended the residence and attempted to break into a vehicle in the driveway and enter the home.

The man was on probation with conditions not to cause a disturbance.

A 28-year-old Chatham-Kent man was located walking on Emma Street and arrested. He was charged with failing to comply with a probation order.


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