Police briefs - Monday, November 26, 2018

Man arrested for fleeing from police

A 35-year-old Chatham man has been charged with assault and escape of lawful custody.

Police arrived at the man's apartment Sunday morning after a fight with his girlfriend escalated into a physical altercation. When officers arrived, the man fled while he was being handcuffed.

He was found a short distance away and taken into custody where he is being held pending a bail hearing.


Shoplifting suspect arrested

Police arrested a man at the Chatham Walmart following a shoplifting complaint on Sunday.

A 25-year-old Chatham resident was charged with theft under $5,000 and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.

He has since been released and has a court date scheduled for next month.


Harwich Township man charged with fraud

A man from Harwich Township was arrested Sunday night and charged with fraud.

The 28-year-old was arrested after police say he took an item off a shelf in the Chatham Walmart and tried to return it for cash using a receipt he had found.

He was released pending a future court date.


Woman charged with public intoxication

Shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday, police responded to the report of an intoxicated woman refusing to leave a business in Chatham.

The 38-year-old woman was taken into custody for her own safety. She has been charged with public intoxication and was released this morning when she sober.


Failure to comply leads to arrest

Last night police located and arrested a man who failed to notify police that his address had changed.

The condition stemmed from a charge the man had received in July 2018. After conducting a compliance check earlier in the month, officers realized the man was no longer living at the last known address on his file.

After finally locating the 35-year-old he was charged with failing to comply.

His court date is set for December 18, 2018.


Break and enter in Blenheim

On Saturday night or Sunday morning, a person or persons entered a property on Hidden Valley Road in Blenheim.

The property is currently under construction and the suspects got away with $5,000 worth of power tools and electrical wiring.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Neal Iles at or 519-436-6600 ext. 86590. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


Theft over $10,000 in Chatham

A residence on Seventh Line in Chatham was broken into sometime Saturday night or Sunday morning.

Tools, a generator, a compressor and a power washer were stolen. The total value of goods that were taken is around $10,000

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Don Letourneau at or 519-436-6600 ext. 87074. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.


No roadside tests given during RIDE check

On Friday night, police conducted a RIDE spot check in Wallaceburg. Over 250 vehicles were stopped and no roadside tests were conducted. Two tickets were given out for expired tags.

The Chatham-Kent Police Service reminds all motorists that spot checks will increase during the holiday season in an effort to keep our roads safe.

If you believe someone is driving while impaired, please call 911. If you will be drinking, plan for a safe ride home. Use a designated driver, call a cab or stay overnight. Home James is also available by calling 519-351-3353. For more information about Home James, please see

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