Sunday, April 11, 2021

Police: Fraud warning, officer assaulted, tools stolen, B&E

Fraud warning

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: The Chatham-Kent Police would like to advise citizens of a telephone scam.

The caller will say that your VISA card has been compromised.

In order resolve the issue, they need your VISA card number and personal information.

Please hang up and do not provide them with any information.

This is a scam.

To report a suspicious call, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at https://antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/report-signalez-eng.htm

For tips on how to protect yourself, please see https://antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/protect-protegez-eng.htm

Man breaches his release conditions

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On Tuesday night, a man was released from custody after being charged with domestic related assault.

He was released with conditions not to communicate with a specific Chatham woman.

Yesterday morning, police responded to a disturbance in the area of Princess Street and Colborne Street.

At this time, the officer observed the man and woman together.

The 33-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with failing to comply with his release conditions.

He was released pending a future court date of May 27, 2020.

Man charged with assault police

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a shoplifting incident at Canadian Tire in Chatham.

Upon being placed under arrest, the man became aggressive and uncooperative with the officer.

The man refused to comply and assaulted the officer in an attempt to flee.

As a store employee offered assistance, a conducted energy weapon (taser) was deployed for public safety.

No one was injured and the man was taken into custody.

A 37-year-old Chatham man has been charged with theft under $5,000, being in possession of property obtained under $5,000 and assault police.

He was released pending a future court date of May 27, 2020.

Executed warrants

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday morning, police arrested a man wanted for being in possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and failing to attend court.

A 28-year-old Chatham man was released pending a future court date of May 27, 2020.

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Late yesterday afternoon, an officer on general patrol located a man on Richmond Street who was wanted for failing to attend court.

The 49-year-old Chatham man has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Theft of tools in Tilbury

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime over the past couple days, unknown suspects entered a shed on Mill Street East and stole various tools valued at approximately $2,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Jeff Murray at jeffreym@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87108.

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

Break and enter in Thamesville

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime yesterday between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. unknown suspects entered an unlocked residence on Priscilla Street and stole medication and cash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Josh Corbin at joshuac@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87200.

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

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