Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Police: ‘9 p.m. Routine’ reminder, thefts, B&E’s, MVC

Man charged with being in possession of break in tools

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Around 4 a.m. this morning, an officer on general patrol observed a man riding a bicycle on Grand Avenue East in Chatham with no bell or horn on his bike.

The officer stopped the man for this offence and through investigation learned that he was currently bound by a curfew.

The man was arrested and upon being searched was found to be in possession of a cheque and bank card belonging to someone else along with a bank receipt confirming the cheque was recently deposited using the bank card.

He was also in possession of a stolen driver’s license, debit card, crow bar and bolt cutters.

The 36-year-old Chatham man has been charged with being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000, use forged document, fraud under $5,000, being in possession of break in tools and two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Man charged with break and enter

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Just before 5 a.m. this morning, police responded to an alarm at Maple City Marine on Grand Avenue in Chatham.

Upon police arrival, officers located a man inside the fenced compound and he was arrested.

The 24-year-old Chatham man has been charged with break and enter.

He remains in police custody this morning.

Break and enter in Chatham

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime yesterday between 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. unknown suspects entered an unlocked residence on Crerar Drive.

Once inside, the suspects stole a small safe containing personal identification and small amount of cash.

The suspects also stole silver Citizen watch with a dark face.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Branden Grellmore at brandeng@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87343.

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

Cash stolen from unlocked vehicle

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime between Sunday and yesterday, unknown suspects stole cash from an unlocked vehicle inside an unlocked garage at a residence on Whitebread Line.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Steve Gagnon at steveng@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87339.

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

The Chatham-Kent Police would like to remind everyone of the 9 p.m. Routine which encourages homeowners to ensure the following checklist is complete:

– Remove valuables and garage door opener from vehicles

– Lock vehicles

– Close overhead garage door

– Lock door between garage and house

– Close and lock all external doors

– Ensure windows are closed and locked

– Turn on an exterior light

Criminals look for easy opportunities.

This ‘9pm Routine’ may help prevent crimes of opportunity.

Woman charged with careless driving

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Last night, police responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Irish School Road between McCreary Line and Kent Line.

Luckily, the driver was not injured.

Total damage was estimated at $3,000.

The 32-year-old woman was charged with careless driving.

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