Monday Chatham-Kent police briefs


DNA warrant 

Sunday evening became an eventful one for a Chatham man.

Police say officers spotted a man on St. Clair Street in Chatham they knew had a warrant against him.

The officers arrested the man.

The 53-year-old Chatham man was transported to headquarters and processed for a sample of his DNA. He was released unconditionally.

Bail violations

An evening traffic stop in Wallaceburg led to a night in jail for a Dresden man.

Police say an officer on general patrol conducted a traffic stop on Victoria Street in Wallaceburg about 9 p.m.

Through investigation, the officer learned a passenger was bound by several release orders and prohibition orders with conditions. The conditions prohibited him from possessing any weapons/ammunition, drugs and/or paraphernalia, and to be outside his residence without his surety. He also was to reside at a specific address.

The man was not with his surety and was arrested.

As a result of a search incident to arrest the man was found possessing ammunition, and scales. Further investigation revealed the man did not live at the address listed on his release papers.

A 32-year-old Dresden man was charged with possession of ammunition contrary to a prohibition order, and four counts of failing to comply with a release order. He was transported to police headquarters and held pending a bail hearing.

Stolen sleds, trailer

The Chatham-Kent Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in a stolen vehicle investigation.

Sometime between Feb. 20 and 24, someone stole two snowmobiles and a snowmobile trailer from the parking lot of Rob’s Automotive Repair on Richmond Street in Chatham.

Stolen were an orange 2007 Artic Cat, model F10, registration number 96988; a yellow 1998 Ski Doo, last registration number 8AE647; and a black 2018 Home trailer, body style PF, last seen with Ontario License W6250Y

Anyone with information to assist this investigation is asked to contact Const. Thomas Michaud at or 519-436-6600. Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously by submitting a tip through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Unwanted guest

Chatham-Kent police are on the lookout for a woman who they say broke into a home on Charing Cross Road on the weekend.

Officers say she entered the residence without being invited.

The woman, known to police left prior to police arrival. She will be located and charged with being unlawfully in a dwelling.

B&E near Morpeth

Someone got into the shed of a home on Rose Beach Line recently, making off with an estimated $1,000 in tools

Police believe the theft took place sometime Thursday night or early Friday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Mark Smith at Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Gardening tools stolen

Someone apparently wanted to get an early start on their spring gardening, as police were called recently over the theft of gardening tools.

Officers attended an address on West Street in Chatham Friday in response to call of a break and enter. Officers learned that sometime overnight, two sheds were entered where the suspect(s) stole gardening tools.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Jeremy Weedon at Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.


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