Police respond to thefts at Walmart

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Chatham-Kent police were called Sunday night to deal with two incidents at the Chatham Walmart store.

The first involved a shoplifting complaint involving a 22-year-old Chatham man.

Police said the accused was found in the jewelry section with a knife in his possession, which security saw him using to cut tags off and open boxes.

When the man was searched while being arrested, police said he was found with approximately $1,000 in merchandise, including 28 watches and a necklace, along with marijuana and crystal meth in his possession.

He was charged with theft and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, possession of a prohibited weapon and two counts of drug possession.

Police said a 34-year-old Chatham man was seen by store security walking around the store with a large tool box.

The man was arrested after he left the store, making no attempt to pay for the various items valued at approximately $300 that had been placed in the tool box, police said.

He was charged with theft and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and held in custody pending a bail hearing, police said.

 

Two incidents of impaired driving on Saturday

 

Chatham-Kent dealt with two incidents of impaired driving on Saturday.

A 46-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with impaired driving in connection to a vehicle rollover on the Parry Bridge in Chatham on Saturday night around 8:30 p.m.

Chatham-Kent police said police were called to the area of Keil Drive and Riverview Drive in connection to single-vehicle crash.

Police said the accused was driving a vehicle that struck the bridge causing the vehicle to roll on its roof.

Through investigation, the first officer on the scene believe the man was driving the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and he was arrested at the scene.

Police said the man was transported to police headquarters for further breath tests, which indicated he had over twice legal limit of alcohol in his body.

The accused and his passenger did not suffer any serious injuries.

He received a court date in connection to the charge.

Around 2 a.m. on Saturday, police responded to a complaint of a motor vehicle being driven erratically while going towards Charing Cross.

Officers in the area were able to locate the vehicle and perform a traffic stop.

Through investigation, police said it was believed the driver, a 46-year-old Chatham man, was operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, and he was arrested.

The accused was taken to police headquarters for further breath tests and was charged with having a blood-alcohol concentration over the legal limit, and released with a court date, police said.

 

Break and enter

 

Chatham-Kent police are investigating a break and enter in Wallaceburg.

Police were called to the area of Bluewater Line on Friday regarding the theft of kayak paddles and exterior lighting that were stolen after a locked shed was broken into.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Kelly Helbin at kellyh@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87246. Anonymous calls can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

 

 

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