Sunday, March 7, 2021

Traffic stop leads to stolen items being recovered

Chatham-Kent Police service officials allege: On January 9, 2021 shortly after 5 a.m. an officer on general patrol observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Middle Line.

The officer initiated a traffic stop and learned that the woman was driving with no insurance.

The woman was charged and her vehicle was towed from the scene.

Prior to the vehicle being towed, the officer completed an inventory search of the vehicle and located the following items in the back seat:

– Radiodetection electrical locator

– Honda inverter generator

– Milwaukee battery operated grease gun

– Electrical laser

– Sledge hammer

– Sledge axe

– Set of bolt cutter

– Pry bar

The items were seized pending further investigation as the officer believed the property was stolen.

Through investigation that day, police learned that the items, valued at about $8,000, had been stolen from a van that was parked at a job site on Mersea Road in Leamington and belonged to a hydro company from Amherstburg.

That same night, a 35-year-old Chatham man and a 40-year-old Windsor woman were both arrested in the Chatham area and charged with being in possession of property obtained by a crime over $5,000.

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing and released with a future court date of January 26, 2021.

She was released pending a future court date of February 10, 2021.

The recovered stolen property was returned to its rightful owner.

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