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CK police briefs - Monday, November 20, 2023

Wheatley man arrested for serial gas thefts

The law has caught up to a 51-year-old Wheatley man who was wanted in multiple gas theft investigations over the past three months.

Chatham-Kent police said they found him at an address on Erie Street North in Wheatley at around 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

The man was charged with three counts of theft and three counts of possession of stolen property and was taken to police headquarters where he was set to be held pending a bail hearing.


Two arrests on outstanding warrants

Chatham-Kent police can cross two more names off of their wanted list after they caught up with a pair of wanted men on Sunday.

Police said they found a man who was wanted on multiple warrants shortly after 2:15 p.m. Sunday while he was on Queen Street in Chatham.

Officers said the man was charged with four counts of mischief, three counts of failing to comply with a release order, and four counts of failing to attend court.

He was taken to police headquarters and was set to be held there pending a bail hearing.

A few hours later, just before 10 p.m. Sunday, police found a 27-year-old Chatham-Kent man on Grand Avenue West in Chatham.

Police said they stopped the man for a Highway Traffic Act violation and learned that he was also wanted on an outstanding warrant in a theft investigation going back to April 2023 in Chatham.

The man was arrested, charged with theft and possession of stolen property, and later released with a future court date.


Almost a dozen speeders stopped in Wallaceburg

Chatham-Kent police are sending some drivers home with a written reminder to slow down.

And the notes have a dollar sign attached to them as well.

Police said they issued 11 Provincial Offences Notices for speeding while they were conducting traffic enforcement on McCreary Line at Kimball Road in Wallaceburg Sunday morning.

Officers are reminding drivers to make road safety a priority and to follow posted speed limits.

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