Chatham-Kent police have arrested a 44-year-old Chatham man in connection to the theft of several items after he was found riding a stolen ATV.
Police said a barn was entered on Charing Cross Road sometime Tuesday morning and the following items were stolen: a 2014 Yamaha Grizzly ATV, five ATV helmets, a yellow KIPOR generator, ATV ramp, three STIHL chainsaws, Milwaukee hammer drill, DeWalt hammer drill and a STIHL weed eater.
The total value of the property is estimated at $15,000.
On Tuesday night, police said an officer on general patrol saw a man riding the stolen ATV in a parking lot on Wellington Street East in Chatham. The vehicle has been returned to its rightful owner.
The accused was arrested and charged with theft over $5,000 and being in possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.
He has received a court date to answer to the charges.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the other stolen items are asked to contact Const. Joel Rehill at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-436-6600 ext. 84994.
Anonymous calls can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Driving with open alcohol, cocaine
A 32-year-old Chatham woman landed in police custody after being found with open alcohol and cocaine when pulled over by a Chatham-Kent police officer Tuesday night.
Police said the traffic stop took place in the area of William and Duluth streets in Chatham just after 8:30 p.m.
The accused was arrested and charged with drug possession and failing to comply with her release conditions, which included not possession illegal drugs.
She was held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Prohibited weapon charge
A 27-year-old Sarnia man, of no fixed address, was arrested Tuesday morning after being found in possession of a taser, pellet gun and hydromorphone.
Chatham-Kent police responded to a report of a suspicious man looking into vehicles on Richmond Street around 9 a.m.
Officers located the man and learned he was wanted by Sarnia police. As the accused was being searched after being arrested on the outstanding warrant, police said he was found with a taser, pellet gun and hydromorphone.
He was charged with being in possession of a prohibited weapon, drug possession and two counts of failing to comply with his probation order. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Confrontation with loss prevention officer
A 25-year-old man, of no fixed address, was taken into custody in connection to a confrontation with a loss prevention officer while stealing from a local business.
Chatham-Kent police said the man and a 24-year-old Chatham woman went to a Grand Avenue West business around 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The loss prevention officer saw the pair in the bicycle section of the store conceal items then go to leave the store. As the officer confronted the pair, police said the man threw a stolen item at the officer and threatened him with a knife.
The pair fled prior to police arriving.
A couple hours later, an officer on general patrol saw the pair walking and they were both arrested, police said.
The male accused was charged with uttering threats, weapons dangerous, theft under $5,000 and failing to comply with his probation order, and taken into custody pending a bail hearing.
The female accused was charged with theft under $5,000 and released with an Oct. 3 court date.
Several break-ins probed
Chatham-Kent police are investigating a number of break and enters.
Police said various items and collectibles were stolen from residence on Talbot Trail in Raleigh Township sometime between 5 p.m. Monday 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Pete Baker at email@example.com or 519-436-6600 ext. 81296.
Jewelry, including watches, a gold necklace and diamond earrings were stolen after a Crerar Drive home in Chatham was broken into sometime Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Ken Muir at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-436-6600 ext. 87002.
Four rings and a watch were stolen after a Dufferin Avenue home in Wallaceburg was entered sometime between last Thursday and Tuesday, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Jodie Foster at email@example.com or 519-436-6600 ext. 83012.
Anonymous calls can be regarding any of these incidents to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).