The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 165 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Five people were arrested.
Shoplifting Incident leads to Charges CK20007917
Yesterday morning, police responded to a shoplifting incident at Canadian Tire in Wallaceburg.
Daniel Azevedo, 29 years, of Thomas Avenue in Wallaceburg was arrested and charged with theft under $5000 and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000. He was released pending a future court date of March 17, 2020.
Man Charged with Theft CK20007759
On Tuesday, police responded to a shoplifting complaint at Sport Chek in Chatham.
Through investigation, police learned that a man had taken a pair of Adidas Ultra boost shoes and left the store without paying for them. As the alarm sounded at the door, the man fled on a bicycle.
With the assistance of video surveillance, the man responsible was identified.
Yesterday morning, David Hill, 37 years, of Lorne Avenue in Chatham was located and arrested. He was charged with theft under $5000 and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000. He was released pending a future court date of March 10, 2020.
Man Arrested on Outstanding Warrant CK20007169
Yesterday afternoon, police arrested a man on Gray Street in Chatham who was wanted for failing to comply with his release conditions.
The 34-year-old man of no fixed address has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Neighbour Dispute leads to Charges CK20008003
Shortly after 6:00 p.m. last night, police responded to a neighbour dispute on Adelaide Street in Chatham.
Through investigation, police learned that during the argument, the man brandished a utility knife in an assaultive manner.
The 25-year-old man was arrested and charged with being in possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and assault with a weapon. He was released pending a future court date of February 26, 2020.
Man Charged with Drug Possession CK20008011
Around 8:00 p.m. last night, an officer on general patrol initiated a traffic stop on Princess Street in Chatham. The man immediately got out of his vehicle and began reaching in and out of his coat pockets in a nervous fashion. As he was doing so, a crack pipe with residue became visible to the officer.
The man was arrested and upon being searched, was found to be in possession of a baggie of suspected methamphetamine.
Piero Marchetti, 58 years, of Cornhill Street in Chatham was charged with drug possession. He was released pending a future court date of February 27, 2020.
Theft in Dresden CK20007989
Sometime late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, unknown suspect(s) entered Babcock Supply on Base Line and stole approximately $10,000 worth of heavy construction tools used for concrete work.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Chris Wegrzyn at email@example.com or 519-436-6600 extension #83064. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Summer Employment for Students
The Chatham-Kent Police currently has two job opportunities for students this summer.
The deadline to apply for the Office Assistant position is Friday, February 14.
The deadline to apply for the position with the Traffic Unit is Friday, February 21.
For more information, please see https://ckpolice.com/summer-student-job-posting/
Citizens Police Academy
Just a reminder that applications are now available for our Citizens Police Academy.
Those selected to attend will learn about the daily operations of our Police Service and have the opportunity to participate in a Ride-Along. Classes start in March and will run every Wednesday night for 12 weeks.
The deadline to apply is February 24, 2020. For more information, please see https://ckpolice.com/citizens-police-academy/
Const. Renee Cowell
Public Information Officer
Chatham-Kent Police Service