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CK police briefs - Friday, March 24, 2023

Wanted man caught on camera, then caught by police

A 31-year-old Chatham man who was already wanted by police is in more trouble with the law after he was arrested as part of a theft investigation in Chatham.

Police said their investigation started when they were notified of a theft at an establishment on Grand Avenue West in Chatham just before 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Officers said they were able to identify a suspect after reviewing some surveillance video.

Police also connected the same man to a report of an unwanted person at a business on St. Clair Street in Chatham just after 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Officers found the man a short distance away from that business and arrested him. Police said he was also wanted on an outstanding warrant for failing to comply with a probation order.

The accused was charged with theft and possession of stolen property and was taken to police headquarters pending a bail hearing.


Police hand out 16 tickets during traffic blitz

Delinquent drivers kept Chatham-Kent police busy on the road Thursday.

CK police said they handed out 16 Provincial Offence Notices for speeding and other driving-related violations while members of the traffic unit were carrying out a traffic blitz across the municipality -- specifically in the Blenheim, Wabash, and Longwoods Road areas.

Police are also reminding all drivers to slow down and obey the speed limit, adding that speed is almost always a significant factor in collisions that result in severe or fatal injuries.


Sarnia resident arrested after stolen vehicle shows up in Chatham-Kent

A 40-year-old Sarnia resident has been arrested and charged after OPP found a stolen vehicle on the shoulder of the westbound Highway 401 at Kent Bridge Road in Chatham-Kent Wednesday morning.

OPP said they found the vehicle just after 7:30 a.m. Wednesday and learned that it had been reported stolen from Sarnia.

While police were still at the scene, someone came out of a nearby bush lot and took off running across the highway after seeing police.

Officers were able to arrest the individual after a short foot chase and charged the accused with possession of stolen property.

Police are still looking for tips that may help with their investigation, so anyone with information is asked to contact Elgin OPP at 1-888-310-1122. You can also submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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