A stolen truck investigation resulted in Chatham-Kent police finding items taken during other break-ins, leading to the arrest of three people.
Police said a tip was received Tuesday night about two men with a stolen truck on Sheldon Avenue in Chatham.
Police found the vehicle and determined it was stolen during a break and enter in Bothwell, where property was also taken from the residence.
Officers arrested two Chatham men, age 33 and 30.
In a nearby home, officers alleged that stolen property from the Bothwell break-in was in plain view. A 29-year-old Chatham woman, who was under court order not to communicate with one of the men, was also in the home, police said.
She was also arrested.
A search warrant was obtained for a home on Sheldon Avenue that resulted in more stolen property being recovered, police said.
Officers were able to identify items stolen from a break and enter in Harwich Township, identification stolen from Alvinston, and ammunition of different calibres, police said.
The 33-year-old man was charged with theft of motor vehicle, break and enter, four counts of being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000 and being in possession of ammunition contrary to a prohibition order.
The 30-year-old man was charged with theft of motor vehicle, break and enter, four counts of being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000, breach of probation and three counts of being in possession of ammunition contrary to a prohibition order.
The woman was charged with failing to comply with her release conditions and three counts of being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.
They were all taken into custody pending a bail hearing, police said.
The investigation remains ongoing while officers contact neighbouring police services in an attempt to locate the rightful owners of the remaining stolen property, police said.
Wallaceburg woman charged with assault
A 25-year-old Wallaceburg woman is facing an assault charge in connection to a physical altercation last month in Wallaceburg.
Chatham-Kent police said the incident involved two women known to each other.
The accused was released with a June 24 court date.
Chatham man facing impaired driving charge
A single-vehicle crash resulted in an impaired driving charge being laid against a 31-year-old Chatham man.
Chatham-Kent police said emergency crews responded to the crash on Bear Line Road near Pine Line around 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Police believe the man was driving while under the influence of alcohol, so he arrested and transported to police headquarters for breath tests.
The accused was charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit and released with a May 6 court date.
Stolen credit card
A 35-year-old Chatham man is facing a number of charges in connection to a stolen credit card.
Police said information was received Tuesday morning that a credit card had been stolen from a vehicle on Elizabeth Street in Chatham some time overnight.
That credit card was used at a local convenience store, police alleged.
A suspect was identified and arrested Wednesday night, police said.
The accused was charged with failing to comply with his release conditions, along with theft and fraud-related offences, police said.
He was released with a June 24 court date.
Police thwart break and enter
Two Tilbury men are facing charges after Chatham-Kent police responded to a break and enter in progress at a Hydro One property on Horton Line.
The pair were allegedly seen trying to flee in a vehicle when police arrived on scene. They were stopped and taken into custody.
Police alleged the pair were in possession of break-in tools and that the two accused had conditions not to communicate with each other.
The men, age 57 and 41, were each charged with break and enter, being in possession of break-in instruments and failing to comply with their release conditions.
Both accused were released with June 24 court date.
Items stolen from unlocked buildings
After investigating two separate thefts that occurred at unlocked buildings, Chatham-Kent police remind citizens that criminals look for easy opportunities.
Police said barns on Longwoods Road, just outside of Chatham, were entered some time between Monday night and Wednesday morning, resultin in the theft of a 1500-watt generator, a grey 9.9-horsepower Honda boat motor and a blue 1995 ATV Suzuki with a total approximate value of $5,000.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Ken Lauzon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-436-6600 ext. 87116.
An estimated $2,000 worth of property was stolen from farm buildings on Muirkirk Line some time over the past week, said police.
The stolen property includes three black oil pails with blue label “Case Akcela Unitek One,” three black oil pails with red label “Case Akcela Ultra Traction,” a portable air compressor an blue with black motor, as well as torches, tanks and hoses.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Cheryl McVicar at email@example.com or 519-436-6600 ext. 85018.
Anonymous calls can also be made, regarding either of these thefts, to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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