Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Police: Robbery, domestic, shoplifting

Man charged with robbery

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On Monday afternoon, a teen was fishing in the Thames River under the Fifth Street Bridge in Chatham when an unknown man approached him while staring at his camouflage backpack.

The man assaulted the teen and stole his backpack full of fishing gear.

The teen chased the man as he fled on his bicycle, however lost sight of him in the downtown area.

The teen provided police with physical descriptors of the man.

Yesterday morning, an officer on general patrol observed the man on Semenyn Avenue in possession of the stolen backpack and a Hibiscus tree.

Through investigation, police learned that the man stole the hibiscus tree, valued at $60 from Sarah’s Farm Market on Sandys Street earlier that morning.

A 31-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with robbery, theft under $5,000 and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing and has been remanded until June 24, 2021.

Man charged with failing to comply

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday morning, a man wanted in connection with a domestic related incident attended police headquarters and turned himself in to police.

The 42-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with failing to comply with his release conditions as he made contact with a woman in which he was currently bound not to communicate with.

The man was held in custody pending a bail hearing and has been remanded until June 24, 2021.

Shoplifting leads to charges

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Last night, police responded to a shoplifting complaint at Dollarama on St. Clair Street in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that the man attended the store and stole various items.

Officers located the man a short distance away on his bicycle, in possession of the stolen items.

A 30-year-old man, of no fixed address, was charged with theft under $5,000, being in possession of property obtained by a crime and failing to comply with his probation order as he was currently on conditions not to attend this specific store.

He was released pending a future court date of July 7, 2021.

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