Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Police: Crashes with deer, shoplifting, B&E

Watch for wildlife

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: In the past 24 hours, police responded to two collisions involving deer.

Both vehicles sustained damage but luckily, no one was injured in either collision.

The Chatham-Kent Police would like to remind drivers:

– Scan the road ahead from shoulder to shoulder for any movement.

– Use high beams at night, when possible, and watch for the glowing eyes of animals.

– If an animal is crossing the road, stop as safely as possible, in your lane.

– Remember, if one animal crosses the road, others may follow.

– Never swerve suddenly. This may cause you to lose control of your vehicle, resulting in a more serious collision.

For more information on how to reduce your chances of hitting an animal, please see

http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/handbook//section2.10.7.shtml

Shoplifting leads to charges

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Last month, a man attended Walmart in Chatham and left the store, making no attempt to pay for the 55” television in his shopping cart.

Total value of the theft was estimated at $800.

Through investigation, police identified the man responsible.

Last night, police located the man and he was arrested.

A 23-year-old Chatham man has been charged with theft under $500 and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.

He was released pending a future court date of November 26, 2019.

Man arrested on outstanding warrant

Last night, police responded to a disturbance on Hyslop Street in Chatham.

Through investigation, police located a man who was wanted by Windsor Police.

The 47-year-old man was arrested and turned over to Windsor officers for court purposes.

Break and enter in Harwich Township

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime in the last week, unknown suspects attended a property on River Line and stole items from the home.

A battery was also stolen from a John Deere tractor that was parked in the shed.

Total value of the theft has been estimated at $500.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Cheryl McVicar at cherylm@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #85018.

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

Crime Prevention Week – Lock It or Lose It

Did you know that a professional can steal your vehicle in just under 30 seconds?

A vehicle left unlocked is an easy target. Protect your vehicle from theft by:

– always locking your doors

– parking in well-lit areas

– keeping all valuables out of sight

Today, officers will be going around Chatham-Kent promoting this campaign.

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