Thursday, February 27, 2020

Police: B&E’s, firearms charges, obstructing police

Break and enter in Tilbury

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime between Thursday and Friday evening unknown suspects forced their way into a barn on Glenwood Line in Tilbury.

Once inside unknown suspects stole a number of tools.

Total value of the theft has been estimated at $15,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Don Letourneau at donaldl@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #84984.

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

Break and enter in Harwich

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime last night officers on general patrol were completing a property check at a residence on Bates Line.

While conducting the property check officers located a break and enter had occurred.

Once inside unknown value of tools and other equipment have been removed.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Jayme O’Reilly at jaymeo@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #84984.

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

Domestic disturbance leads to firearm charges

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Around midnight on Friday, police responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in Dover Township.

Through investigation, police learned that the man assaulted his girlfriend during an argument.

Officers also seized a 12-gauge shotgun and .22 cal rifle that were found improperly stored in the home along with ammunition.

The 53-year-old Dover Township man was arrested and charged with assault, careless storage of a firearm and unauthorized possession of a firearm.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Man charged with obstruct police

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Shortly after 3 a.m. Friday morning, an officer on general patrol observed a man riding a bicycle with no light on James Street in Wallaceburg.

The officer stopped the man for this offence and when asked to identify himself, he provided a false name.

Another officer recognized the man and learned that he had concealed his identity knowing there was a warrant for his arrest.

The 30-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested for failing to attend court and additionally charged with obstruct police.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Man charged with breaching his curfew

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On February 28, 2019 the man was released from custody with several conditions.

One of those conditions stated that he was to obey a daily curfew of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Around 5 a.m. Friday morning, an officer on general patrol observed the man exiting a truck in a parking lot on Charing Cross Road.

The man was arrested for breaching his curfew and upon being searched incident to arrest, was found to be in possession of stolen vehicle documents from Morpeth, sunglasses and a gift certificate.

The 23-year-old Raleigh Township man has been charged with failing to comply with his release conditions and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Man charged with being intoxicated in a public place

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Early Friday morning, police responded to the report of a suspicious man in the bathroom of a business on Park Avenue in Chatham.

The intoxicated man was taken into custody for his own safety as he was unable to care for himself.

The 47-year-old Stoney Point man has been charged with being intoxicated in a public place.

He will be released when sober.

Traffic enforcement

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday, officers conducted traffic enforcement on Charing Cross Road, Indian Creek Road, Dale Drive and Middle Line due to various concerns shared by members of the public.

The Chatham-Kent Police would like to remind motorists to please watch their speed and use caution around school buses.

Officers will continue to monitor these areas of concern to ensure the safety of all road users.

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