Thursday, January 27, 2022

Police: Scam alert, B&E, theft, assault, mischief

Break and enter in Chatham

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Officers were dispatched to attend the area of 767 St. Clair Street in Chatham yesterday in response to call of a break and enter.

An employee arrived for work to find the glass from the front door of the store to be smashed out.

Approximately $400 damage was caused to the door.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Kevin Burgess at 519-436-6600 mailbox #87436 or at maxb@chatham kent.ca.

Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (7232) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Woman charged with theft

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On Thursday, November 25, 2021 police responded to a theft complaint at Home Hardware on Keil Drive in Chatham.

A 37-year-old woman, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with theft under $5,000 and being in possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and utter threats.

She was released pending a future court date of December 22, 2021.

Man charged with assault

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On Wednesday afternoon, police responded to a disturbance between a man and woman, known to each other, in a parking lot on Grand Avenue in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that during a verbal argument, the man assaulted the woman.

Thankfully, a concerned citizen intervened and came to the woman’s aid while awaiting police arrival.

The 51-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and charged with assault.

He was released pending a future court date of December 22, 2021.

Woman charged with theft

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On Wednesday night, police responded to the report of a suspicious woman in a parking lot on Tweedsmuir Avenue West in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that an observant citizen saw the woman enter a vehicle and steal various items.

The woman was arrested and upon being searched incident to arrest, was found to be in possession of the stolen property.

Further investigation revealed that the woman was also in possession of stolen property from a residential break and enter in Chatham reported earlier in the day.

The 31-year-old Chatham woman was charged with theft under $5,000, break and enter and two counts of being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.

She has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Youth charged with mischief

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On Wednesday, police responded to a local high school in regards to a mischief complaint.

Through investigation, police learned that the teen damaged a pipe in the washroom on Tuesday afternoon.

The 16-year-old Tilbury youth was arrested and charged with mischief under $5,000.

He was released pending a future court date of December 20, 2021.

Man charged with being intoxicated in a public place

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Wednesday night, police responded to a disturbance on Michener Road in Chatham.

Through investigation, a 41-year-old man was taken into custody for his own safety as he was unable to care for himself.

He was charged with being intoxicated in a public place and released this morning when sober.

Motor vehicle collisions

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On Wednesday morning, police responded to a three vehicle collision on Richmond Street near Keil Drive in Chatham.

No one was injured.

A 24-year-old London man was charged with careless driving.

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Wednesday afternoon, police responded to a three vehicle collision on Oxley Drive near St. Clair Street in Chatham.

Two people were transported to hospital with minor injuries.

Total damage was estimated at $20,000.

A 91-year-old Thamesville woman was charged with making a turn not in safety.

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On Wednesday afternoon, police responded to a two vehicle collision on Bear Line Road between Mallard Line and Dover Centre Line.

No one was injured.

Total damage was estimated at $17,500.

A 58-year-old Essex man was charged with careless driving.

Scam alert

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On Wednesday, an elderly Leamington resident attended the Wheatley area, currently under an Evacuation Order, at the direction of an unknown caller, who advised that they were eligible to collect a $5,000 cheque.

The Chatham-Kent Police Service would like to advise everyone that if you receive a similar call or text, it is a scam.

Please do not provide any personal or financial information to anyone, especially if you did not initiate the contact.

For more information on how to protect yourself from frauds and scams, please see https://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm

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