The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 172 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Six people were arrested.
Man Charged with Robbery CK18046656
Around 7:30 p.m. last night, the man attended his cousin’s residence in Wallaceburg and asked to use the washroom. While there, the man placed two Bluetooth speakers and three baseball caps in a backpack. He then grabbed the woman’s bicycle and walked towards the door to leave. The woman stood near the door in an attempt to stop him from leaving with her property. The man pushed the woman out of the way and left with the stolen items.
Shortly after 5:00 a.m. this morning, the man returned to the woman’s home and police were called. As the man was placed under arrest, he pulled away from the officer and actively resisted being apprehended. The officer deployed his conductive energy weapon (taser) and with the assistance of a second officer, the man was taken into custody.
The 21-year-old man of no fixed address has been charged with robbery, being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000 and resisting a peace officer. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
The woman’s bicycle was recovered, however the speakers and ball caps are still missing.
Man Charged with Weapons Dangerous CK18046658
Shortly after 10:00 p.m. last night, police responded to a disturbance at an apartment building in Chatham. The man chased a neighbour and his girlfriend down a hallway with a knife before returning to his own apartment.
The man refused to cooperate with police as he was placed under arrest resulting in a struggle. As the man actively resisted police, a conductive energy weapon (taser) was deployed. The man was taken into custody and the knife was found on his person.
The 23-year-old Chatham man has been charged with being in possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, assault with a weapon and resisting a peace officer. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Man Charged with Drug Possession CK18046560
Yesterday morning, police responded to the report of a suspicious person trying to enter parked vehicles on Jeffrey Street in Chatham.
Officers located the man and through investigation found the man in possession of crystal methamphetamine.
The 32-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested and charged with drug possession. He was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for failing to attend court and transported to the Courthouse pending a bail hearing.
Man Fails to Attend Court
On August 8, 2018 the man was released from custody following a shoplifting incident at Walmart in Chatham.
On August 30, 2018 the man failed to attend for his fingerprints. He also failed to attend court the next day and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Yesterday afternoon, police located the man in Wallaceburg and he was arrested. Boby Jensen, 24 years, of Bluewater Line was released pending a future court date of October 24, 2018.
Woman Charged with Theft CK18046234
On Monday, the woman was involved in a shoplifting incident at Walmart in Chatham. She fled in a vehicle prior to police arrival.
Yesterday afternoon, police located the woman in a parking lot in Chatham and she was arrested. Nicole Kuyer, 47 years of Park Avenue in Chatham was charged with theft under $5000, being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000, driving while disqualified and driving while under suspension. She was released pending a future court date of October 24, 2018.
Man Charged with Breaching his Release Conditions CK18046592
Yesterday, police responded to the report of a suspicious person in the area of Tecumseh Park.
Officers located the man and through investigation learned that he failed to notify police of his change of address as per his release conditions.
William Debruyn, 35 years, of Merritt Avenue in Chatham was charged with failing to comply. He was released pending a future court date of October 18, 2018.
Theft of Solar Panels CK18046577
Sometime late Monday night or early Tuesday morning, unknown suspect(s) removed 22 Suntech STP190 solar panels from a property on Selton Line.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Lisa Rodger at email@example.com or 519-436-6600 extension #87264. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Theft of Mail
On September 20, 2018 police recovered an abandoned vehicle in Blenheim. The man found in possession of the vehicle fled as police arrived on scene.
Through investigation, police located stolen mail and credit cards inside the vehicle. A warrant has since been issued for the 27-year-old Kent Bridge man for being in possession of the stolen property.
The Chatham-Kent Police Service would like to ask residents, especially in the south end of Chatham-Kent, that if you notice your mail box has been left open or if you notice your mail has been opened, please call us.
Const. Renee Cowell
Chatham-Kent Police Service
Public Information Officer