Lumber Tarps Theft

Sometime between November 26th and November 27th, an unknown suspect entered a shop on Golf Course Line in Ridgetown and removed 6 large lumber tarps, used for covering loads on transport trailers. The tarps are valued at over $8000. Crime Stoppers is seeking the return of the tarps or the identity of the persons responsible. If you have any…

Theft At Wheatley Arena

Sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning of November 22nd, an unknown suspect forced their way into the Wheatley Arena on Erie Street North. Once inside, the suspect damaged the ATM machine, a safe and entered the canteen area and stole a quantity of cash. The police investigation revealed that the area phone lines had been cut disrupting…

Theft From King St East Home

In the early morning hours of November 15th an unknown suspect entered a King Street East home by forcing the rear patio door. Once inside the thief removed a Macbook, a 55” Toshiba LCD TV, an Xbox 360 and games, golf clubs, jewelry, an IPOD, some items of clothing and several power tools. Crime Stoppers is seeking the…

Theft & Damage At Actionmatic

Sometime during the early morning hours of Thursday November 5th, 2015, unknown suspects damaged five (5) vehicles parked at Actionmatic Ltd on Maple Leaf Drive in Chatham. Approximately $10,000 worth of tools were stolen from the trucks.  Damage to the trucks is estimated at $3000. Crime Stoppers is seeking information regarding the identity of the persons responsible and return…

Grand River Line ATV Theft

Sometime during the last week of October 2015 an unknown suspect stole an ATV from a Grand River Line home. The ATV, a silver 2002 Polaris A02 325 cc 4×4 with Ontario license plate 8AE54 has large utility box and gun rack on the rear and 3 milk crates strapped to the front racks. It is valued at…

Break & Enter CP Rail Yard

During the early morning hours of Saturday October 17th, 2015 unknown suspects entered the fenced compound of the CP Rail yard located at the end of Murray Street, Chatham.

Once inside the suspects smashed the windows of two trucks and removed a Dell Laptop and a gas credit card. The suspects then cut the locks from the trucks tool boxes and removed a STIHL chain saw

and other assorted tools. The value of the theft is $2000 and $1000 in damages to the trucks.

Heli-Pad Vandalism

During the early morning hours of Sunday October 11th, 2015 several unknown suspects damaged 14 of the Heli-Pad lamps located at The Kent Health Alliance. The suspects fled west from the area along Emma Street and out onto Lacroix Street. The cost of the mischief is $2800 however; this is minor compared to the problems that it created. The…

Copper Items Thefts Continue

The theft of copper items continues to be an issue for the Chatham-Kent Police Service along with residents and businesses within our Municipality.

While it is understandable that copper holds a dollar value when sold as scrap, this is minimal compared to the costs of the theft of copper products from businesses, new home construction sites and hydro sites. Not only is it dangerous to remove but it’s also very expensive to replace.

Indian Creek Fire Intentionally Set

Around the midnight hour on Saturday September 19th police and fire crews were sent to an abandoned home on Indian Creek West in Chatham. Upon arrival they found the house fully engulfed in flames.

Through investigation it was determined that this fire was intentionally set and as a result the home was destroyed. Evidence at the scene indicates that a vehicle was parked by the home at the time of the fire.