A security guard at Walmart stopped a shopper as he attempted to leave the store in belief the man had not paid for some merchandise on Monday.
He was accused of attempting to steal a $100 wireless router found hidden inside his jacket.
Police were called and charged the 43-year-old Chatham man with theft and possession of stolen property.
He has a future court date.
Licence suspension for alcohol
A roadside breath test resulted in a three-day licence suspension for a driver in Ridgetown at about 1 a.m. Tuesday.
Police said the 19-year-old man was operating a pickup truck at the time he was stopped and demanded to provide a sample of his breath for blood-alcohol readings.
At the end of his three-day suspension, the Ridgetown man will have to pay $150 to the Ministry of Transportation Ontario to get his licence back, police said.
Suspicious person calls
Chatham-Kent police are thanking members of the public who take the time to call about a suspicious person.
Every day police receive calls about people acting in a manner some people find suspicious.
Sometimes officers find nothing out of the ordinary while on other occasions they make arrests.
In either case, police said they will respond and attempt to locate the people involved because potential crimes can be averted.