Sunday, March 7, 2021

Police: B&E at New Vision in Wallaceburg, ‘Reopening Act’ charges, stolen truck

Traffic stop leads to obstruct police charge

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday morning, police observed a suspicious vehicle on Grey Street in Chatham.

A traffic stop was initiated in the area of Raleigh Street and Richmond Street.

The identities of all four occupants in the vehicle were obtained.

Through investigation, the officer determined that the front passenger had falsely identified himself as his true identity was confirmed.

The 20-year-old London man was arrested and charged with obstruct police.

He was released pending a future court date of February 17, 2021.

All occupants in the vehicle were charged with failing to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order, contrary to the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 and issued an $880 ticket.

Intoxicated man arrested at Police Headquarters

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday afternoon, an intoxicated man attended police headquarters and began threatening the officer working at the front desk.

The man was belligerent and taken into custody as he was unable to care for himself.

The 62-year-old Tilbury man was charged with being intoxicated in a public place and released last night when sober.

Woman charged with theft

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Late yesterday afternoon, police responded to a shoplifting complaint at the Real Canadian Superstore in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that the woman exited the store with over $400 worth of groceries, while making no attempt to pay for them.

A 44-year-old Ridgetown woman was arrested and charged with theft under $5,000 and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.

She was released pending a future court date of February 12, 2021.

Man charged with domestic related assault

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Shortly after 3 a.m. this morning, police responded to a domestic disturbance in Wallaceburg.

Through investigation, police learned that the man assaulted his common-law wife during a disagreement in their apartment.

The woman was transported to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance – Sydenham Campus for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The 35-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily harm.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Break and enter in Wallaceburg

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Around 10:30 p.m. last night, police responded to an alarm at New Vision Optical on James Street.

Upon police arrival, the officers observed that unknown suspects had smashed the front glass door and stolen around $10,000 worth of Maui Jim and Bolle sunglasses.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Chadd Murphy at chaddm@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87266.

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

Stolen truck in Blenheim

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime Monday night, unknown suspect(s) stole a 2010 white 20 foot cube van from a business on Marlborough Street. The truck was last seen with Ontario license plates 150 3MH.

On the side of the truck was the company name ‘Specialty Aluminum Products’ and inside the vehicle were 6-8 red and blue racks for windows.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Ken Muir at kenmu@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87002.

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

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