Homeowner charged for allegedly lying about break and enter

Chatham-Kent police charged the suspected thief and the homeowner after responding to a break and enter Tuesday night at a Chatham residence.

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Chatham-Kent police charged an alleged thief and the homeowner after responding to a break and enter Tuesday night at a Chatham home.

A 38-year-old suspect was charged with two counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking after allegedly being found with suspected methamphetamine, purple fentanyl, two sets of scales and two cellphones.

He was released with an Oct. 15 court date.

Police alleged the homeowner lied about the details of the break and enter, so the 40-year-old man was charged with public mischief. He was released with an Oct. 14 court date.

Resisting arrest

A Chatham-Kent police officer on patrol Tuesday night in Wallaceburg tried to stop a vehicle on Murray Street driven by a man prohibited from driving.

The man reportedly refused to stop before pulling into a driveway on Victoria Street and fleeing on foot.

When he allegedly resisted arrest, the officer used a Taser and took him into custody.

A 27-year-old Wallaceburg man was charged with flight from police, resisting arrest, driving while prohibited and driving while suspended for unpaid fines. He was released with a Nov. 17 court date.

Mischief charge

A 46-year-old man of no fixed address allegedly used a baseball bat to smash three glass panels near an ATM at a King Street bank in Chatham early Friday morning.

Damage was estimated at more than $5,000.

The man was identified through video surveillance and arrested Tuesday morning.

He was charged with mischief with a value more than $5,000 and released with an Oct. 20 court date.

Domestic violence

A 25-year-old Blenheim man was charged with three counts of assault Tuesday after police went to a domestic disturbance at a Chatham home.

An argument turned into a physical altercation, police alleged, adding it was not the first incident of domestic violence between the couple.

The man was released with an Oct. 2 court date.

Van, tools stolen

A red 2019 Dodge Caravan with Ontario licence plates CHEH 986 was stolen from a Hughes Road home in Dresden between 11 p.m. Monday and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Someone took a set of keys from the homeowner’s purse inside the home, police said.

Various tools worth an estimated $4,500 were also stolen from the garage.

Anyone with information can contact Const. Ken Lauzon at kenla@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 7116. Anonymous callers can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Electronics stolen

United States currency, a PS4 gaming system, an Xbox One gaming system, a Google Chromebook and personal identification were stolen from a Tecumseh Road home in Chatham on Tuesday afternoon.

Someone forced their way into the home, causing $500 in damages.

Anyone with information can contact Const. Trevor Biskey at trevorb@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87311. Anonymous callers can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Jewelry theft

An Apple computer, a jewelry box and a microphone worth an estimated $900 were stolen from a McNaughton Avenue East home in Chatham on Monday or Tuesday.

Someone forced their way into the home, causing $100 in damages.

Anyone with information can contact Const. Paul Hendrie at paulh@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87138. Anonymous callers can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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