Sunday, January 17, 2021

Police: Stolen truck in Wallaceburg, traffic blitz

Stolen truck in Wallaceburg

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, unknown suspects stole a 2005 white Ford F-150 from a business on Base Line. The truck was last seen with Ontario license plates 716 9FS.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Adrian Roy at or 519-436-6600 extension #87335.

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

Road Safety – Traffic Blitz

This week, members of the Traffic Unit will be out in full force conducting enforcement throughout the Municipality, specifically looking for drivers using their cell phones, motorists not wearing their seat belts, aggressive driving and any other offences that may cause a driver to be distracted.

“As part of our three pillars of commitment to the citizens of Chatham-Kent, we will be focusing our efforts this week on driving behaviours that may result in deaths or injuries on our roads, stated Sgt. Jim Lynds of the Traffic Unit.

“This initiative is designed to help change dangerous driving behaviours. We would rather people alter their unsafe driving habits on our local roads through educational campaigns than our enforcement initiatives.”

Man charged with theft in Chatham

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On January 30, 2020 police responded to a theft of two stainless steel sinks and conveyor belt from a business on Adelaide Street.

Total value of the theft was estimated at $8,500.

Through investigation, police recovered the items at a local salvage yard and identified the man responsible.

On Saturday night, a 37-year-old Brigden man was arrested and charged with theft over $5,000, being in possession of property obtained by a crime over $5,000 and trafficking of stolen property.

He was released pending a future court date of March 6, 2020.

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