Police investigating suspicious fire in Chatham

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On Tuesday night around 9:30 p.m. emergency crews responded to a structure fire on Park Street.

The CN Rail utility shed sustained approximately $10,000 damage.

No one was injured.

The fire has been deemed suspicious.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable John Hicks at johnhi@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #207.

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

Man charged with B&E

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Shortly after 5 p.m. yesterday, police responded to a break and enter in progress at a residence on Van Allen Avenue in Chatham.

The homeowner arrived home from work to find two men in his backyard with property from inside his residence.

The homeowner was able to detain one of the men, while the other jumped the fence and fled on foot.

The 33-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested and charged with break and enter.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Police continue to look for the second man.

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.

Shoplifting incident leads to charges

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Around 4:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon, police responded to a shoplifting complaint at Value Village in Chatham.

Officers located the man in the store and through investigation learned from employees that he had concealed items on his person.

Upon being searched incident to arrest, a stolen wallet was found in his pants and he was wearing a belt and sweater belonging to the store.

He was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine.

The 32-year-old man of no fixed address has been charged with theft under $5,000, failing to comply with his release conditions and drug possession.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Man charged with theft from Maple Leaf Cemetery

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: In March, police received information that several vases and plaques had been removed from gravesites and the Mausoleum at Maple Leaf Cemetery.

Through investigation, police identified the man who sold a number of copper and brass vent covers stolen from the Mausoleum along with a brass flower vase and candle holder from a gravesite to a local recycling company.

Last night, a 36-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with two counts of being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.

He was released pending a future court date of May 13, 2019.

Executed warrants

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Within 24 hours of being placed on the Wanted List, officers located a man wanted on a surety relief warrant and failing to comply with his Probation Order hiding in a garage at an address in Ridgetown.

The 29-year-old Glencoe man was arrested and has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday afternoon, police located a man in downtown Chatham wanted for breaching his Probation Order, theft under $5,000, being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000 and failing to attend court.

The 23-year-old Raleigh Township man has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Last night, police located a man wanted for failing to comply with his Probation Order, theft under $5,000 and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.

The 53-year-old Chatham man has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Early this morning, a 24-year-old Raleigh Township man attended police headquarters and turned himself in.

The man was arrested and charged with breaching his Probation Order.

He remains in police custody.