Two men charged in separate motor vehicle thefts

Chatham-Kent police have arrested two men in connection to separate incidents of a motor vehicle being stolen.

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Chatham-Kent police have arrested two men in connection to separate incidents of a motor vehicle being stolen.

Police said in May, a 28-year-old Bothwell man was prohibited from operating a motor vehicle for life as a result of a dangerous driving conviction.

Around 11 a.m. Friday, officers saw the man leave the garage of a residence in Ridgetown. While searching the area, police said officers saw the man get into an unoccupied red Dodge pickup truck, which had the keys left inside.

The man drove away, but was arrested later in Highgate when he got out of the vehicle, police said.

The accused was arrested and charged with theft of motor vehicle and driving while prohibited.

He was taken to police headquarters and placed in custody to await a bail hearing.

Police said at 6 a.m. Friday, a 30-year-old Ridgetown man was arrested and charged with theft of a motor vehicle.

Investigation revealed the man was allegedly responsible for the theft of a black Dodge pickup truck from Dutton in March, police said.

The pickup truck was located and recovered on Mull Rad at New Scotland Line.

The accused was released from custody with a court date, police said.

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