Monday Chatham-Kent police briefs

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B&Es

On Saturday morning, a resident of the Ellwood Avenue area in Chatham reported that overnight, someone cut a lock to a detached garage and stole several tools.

If you have information about this incident, callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 and may be eligible for a cash reward.

A day earlier, someone got into a garage on Forest Street and made off with about $5,000 in tools, police say.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Levi Tetrault at levit@chatham-kent.ca. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Couple nailed for fraud

Two Watford residents turned themselves in Sunday evening to face fraud charges.

The man and the woman were wanted in a March 21 fraud investigation that occurred in Orford Township.

The 19-year-old Watford woman is charged with theft, possession of stolen property, 22 counts of uttering forged documents, and 22 counts of fraud under $5,000.

The 23-year-old Watford man is charged with theft, possession of stolen property, 27 counts of uttering forged documents, and 27 counts of fraud under $5,000.

Mischief charges

At 8:46 a.m., police located the man on Grand Avenue East in Chatham. The officer confirmed he was wanted on an outstanding warrant resulting from an October 2023 mischief investigation.

The 48-year-old Chatham man was arrested and released with a future court date of May 27, 2024. He is currently facing the following charges: break and enter and mischief.

Skipped court dates

At 11:18 a.m. Sunday, police located a man on Wellington Street in Chatham. The officer confirmed the man was wanted on an outstanding warrant for failing to attend court in relation to a February theft investigation.

A 41-year-old Chatham-Kent man was arrested and held pending a bail hearing. He is currently facing the following charges: two counts of failing to attend court, two counts of theft and two counts of possession of stolen property.

At 1:54 p.m., police located a man on Wallace Street in Wallaceburg. The officer confirmed the man was wanted on outstanding warrants for an August 2023 fraud investigation and failing to attend court in relation to an October 2020 sexual assault investigation.

The Ontario Provincial Police also wanted the man.

A 52-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and released to the OPP with conditions and a future court date. He is currently facing the following charges: sexual assault, unlawful in a dwelling, break and enter and fraud.
Theft

An afternoon theft attempt didn’t go well, according to police.

At 5:19 p.m. on Sunday, police responded to a business on Wellington Street in Chatham for a theft investigation.

A woman entered the store, removed items from the shelves and exited without paying for the items, police say. She was located a short distance away.

A 43-year-old Chatham-Kent woman faces charges of theft and possession of stolen property.

Bail violations

On Monday morning, shortly after midnight, police located a woman on Murray Street in Chatham. The officer confirmed she was wanted on an outstanding warrant for bail violations.

A 47-year-old Wallaceburg woman was arrested and faces charges of failing to comply with an appearance notice, two counts of failing to comply with a release order.

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