Thursday, January 23, 2020

Police: Man arrested twice, copper wire theft, truck stolen

Man arrested twice in one day

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday morning, just before 6 a.m. an alert citizen called police to report a possible break and enter to the Jami Masjid Mosque on Lacroix Street in Chatham.

Upon arrival, officers observed the man damaging a door to the property and that a small window was broken.

Total damage was estimated at $500.

The man was belligerent with police and refused to provide his name.

The man was arrested and transported to police headquarters were he continued to be uncooperative.

The man threatened to urinate all over the floor, which he purposely did.

Upon being searched incident to arrest, officers were able to identify the man by his passport, which was found on his person.

The 30-year-old Chatham man was charged with two counts of mischief under $5,000 and released with conditions around 9:30 a.m. pending a future court date of February 11, 2020.

Shortly after 10:00 a.m. an observant citizen contacted police to report that the man had returned to the property on Lacroix Avenue.

Officers located the man a short distance away and he was arrested and charged with failing to comply with his release conditions.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Man charged with being in possession of stolen copper wiring

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday morning, police responded to the report of two suspicious men in the area of Southwest Warehousing on Raleigh Street in Chatham pulling a cart.

Officers located one of the men pulling a wagon with five spools of copper wiring covered by a blanket.

Through investigation, police learned that the copper wiring had been stolen from the property on Raleigh Street.

A 46-year-old Tilbury man was arrested and charged with being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.

He was released pending a future court date of February 11, 2020.

Man arrested on outstanding warrant

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Last night, an officer on general patrol located a man wanted for breaching his Probation Order.

A 34-year-old Chatham man was arrested and released pending a future court date.

Family dispute leads to charges

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Early this morning, police responded to a family dispute at a residence in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that a youth in the home had assaulted his mother, punched a hole in the wall and fled the residence with a knife, regardless of being on conditions not to possess any weapons.

Officers located the teen a short distance away from the home and he was arrested.

The 14-year-old boy was charged with assault, mischief under $5,000 and two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Theft of tools in Chatham

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, unknown suspects entered an unlocked workshop on Longwoods Road and stole various tools and alcohol.

Total value of the theft was estimated at $3,700.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Bryan Vaughan at bryanv@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87164.

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

Stolen truck in Tilbury

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime yesterday between midnight and 8:15 a.m. unknown suspects stole a 4×4 grey GMC Sierra pick-up truck from a residence on Wheatley Road.

The truck was last seen with Ontario license plates FZ2 426 and the box was full of tools and firewood.

Total value of the truck was estimated at $3,500.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Kevin McCaughley at kevinm@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #84918.

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

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