Theft of building materials in Wallaceburg

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime yesterday between midnight and 2 p.m. unknown suspects forced their way into a home under construction on Dufferin Avenue.

Approximately $1,000 worth of insulation, drywall tools and plumbing pipes were stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Nicole Bechard at nicolebe@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87057.

Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Pair charged with break and enter

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Shortly after 1 p.m. yesterday afternoon, a couple observed a strange vehicle in the driveway of a family member’s home on Eighth Line.

As the vehicle fled the scene, the couple obtained the license plate and called police

Through investigation, police learned that the pair forced their way into the home and stole various designer purses, wallets, watches and a cell phone.

Around 2:45 p.m. the pair attended a residence on Vanedie Road and asked the homeowner if they could use the phone.

The homeowner found this suspicious and called police as he refused them entry.

Officers subsequently found the suspect vehicle in a ditch at the intersection of Glenwood Line and Vanedie Road.

In the vehicle, police recovered the items stolen from Eighth Line along with a rifle in the trunk.

Officers tracked down the pair, who fled on foot, shortly after 3 p.m. on Goudreau Line.

The 34-year-old Windsor man has been charged with break and enter, being in possession of property obtained by a crime over $5000, being in possession of a firearm while prohibited and driving while prohibited.

The 41-year-old Windsor woman has been charged with break and enter and being in possession of property obtained by a crime over $5,000.

Both have been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

The Chatham-Kent Police would like to acknowledge and thank the citizens who called police when they observed suspicious activity yesterday.

With their information, officers were able to quickly track down the pair responsible for the break and enter on Eighth Line and recover the stolen property.

In addition, a rifle was seized and removed from our streets.

This incident is a great example of how police need the community and the community needs the police.

By working together, we can make Chatham-Kent the safest community in Ontario.

Man charged under trespass to Property Act

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday morning, the man was found inside the Downtown Chatham Centre even though he’s been formally trespassed from the Mall and charged on several occasions.

A 39-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested and charged with entering a premises when entry is prohibited.

He was transported to the Courthouse and has been remanded into custody pending a bail hearing on May 1, 2019.

Man charged with assault

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday morning, police responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that while engaged in a verbal altercation with his girlfriend, the man assaulted his mother as she attended the residence to pick up the kids for childcare purposes.

The 29-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with assault.

He was released pending a future court date of May 7, 2019.

Youths charged with arson in Chatham

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On Saturday night around 9:40 p.m. emergency crews responded to a dumpster fire on Beatty Street.

The fire was quickly extinguished with no damage caused to any buildings in the area.

Seven minutes later, emergency crews responded to a fire inside a washroom at Tim Hortons on Park Avenue East.

The restaurant was evacuated and the fire was extinguished.

Damage was estimated at $10,000.

Police further learned that the garbage inside the washroom at Tim Hortons on Third Street had also been set on fire earlier in the day.

It was extinguished by staff.

Through investigation, police identified the boys responsible.

Two 13-year-old Chatham youths have been arrested and charged with three counts of arson.

They were released with conditions to their parents pending a future court date of May 13, 2019.

Theft of jewelry in Chatham

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime over the past couple days, unknown suspects entered an unlocked residence on Robertson Avenue and stole 4 gold rings valued at $7000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Brad Molnar at bradleym@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #86444.

Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.