The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 114 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Four people were arrested.
Wallaceburg Man Charged with Theft CK17005452
Yesterday morning around 7:00 a.m. the man walked onto a residential property on John Street in Wallaceburg. He entered a vehicle parked within the drive-way at that location and stole a wallet from the vehicle. Inside the wallet was the owner’s identification and credit cards.
At approximately 7:30 a.m. the man attended Mac’s Milk located at 55 McNaughton Avenue (Wallaceburg). He purchased two packages of Canadian Classic cigarettes, valued at $26.89, using a debit card from the wallet he had just stolen. Just before 8:00 a.m. he used the same card to purchase two disposable vape cigarettes valued at $11.28.
Then, around 9:30 a.m. the man went just down the street to the Canadian Tire located at 74 McNaughton Avenue. He attempted to use the same debit card to purchase one Nestea beverage and a self-lighting torch kit, total value of $32.50. However, this time the “tap” feature on the debit card did not work. So, the man pulled out a Canadian Tire MasterCard from the stolen wallet to pay for the items. It was at this time that the employee observed the signature on the back of the MasterCard. The person’s name (signature) on the back of the card is known to the employee and the man using the card was not. The employee called the police and the man left the store.
Police located the man within the area of the Canadian Tire store and he was arrested at 9:33 a.m.
David Murphy, 28 years of Dufferin Avenue in Wallaceburg was charged with:
– Theft Under $5000
– Possession of Property Obtained by a Crime Under $5000
– Use of Stolen Credit Card x 2
He was transported to Chatham-Kent Police Service Headquarters and later released with a court date of Friday, May 5, 2017
Tilbury Man Arrested on Outstanding Warrant CK17005452
In February 2017, at approximately 11:30 a.m. the man was inside The Real Canadian Superstore located at 791 St. Clair Street in Chatham. He selected two sets of headphones with total value estimated at $120 and began removing the plastic packaging around those items. The man placed one set in his work boot and the other was concealed in the back pocket of his pants.
At around 11:55 a.m. he attended the check-out and paid for other merchandise, but made no attempt to pay for the two hidden headphone sets. When the man exited the store, he was approached by store security who advised him that he was under arrest. The man ran away from store security and departed the area in a vehicle.
Through investigation, the man was identified, arrested and charged with theft under $5000 and possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000. He was released with a court date of Wednesday, March 8, 2017. However, he did not show up for his court date and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Early this morning around 12:30 a.m. Craig Goodreau, 27 years of Queen Street N. in Tilbury was located and arrested on the outstanding warrant.
He was released with a court date of Friday, May 5, 2017.
Const. Kelly Helbin
Public Information Officer
Chatham-Kent Police Service