(CHATHAM-KENT, ON) – Couple Arrested for Breaking and Entering
On Sunday, police were called to a residence on Charing Cross Road in Raleigh Township in response to a break and enter. Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and stole 4 Canadian passports, two cheque books, a digital camera, 3 iPods, a large assortment of jewelry, and two legal wills. Officers located and seized DNA evidence at the scene.
Yesterday, an officer was called to an apartment building on Chatham Street in Blenheim where a citizen found an unplated vehicle with a passport sitting on a seat. The vehicle’s door was ajar so the citizen contacted police. The passport matched a victim from the break and enter. A canvass of the neighbourhood yielded a witness who provided a description of two people who were in the vehicle. Based on that description, officers interviewed two suspects.
As a result of this investigation, a 38-year-old Blenheim man has been arrested and charged with breaking and entering, possession of property obtained by crime, and mischief. A 19-year-old Blenheim woman has been arrested and charged with breaking and entering, possession of property obtained by crime, and possession of a controlled substance. Both have been held in custody pending bail hearings.
The Chatham-Kent Police Intelligence Unit conducted a search warrant at an address on Little Street in Blenheim and located the majority of the stolen property.
Man Threatens LCBO Employee in Bothwell
At 2:35 p.m. yesterday, police attended the LCBO store located on Oak Street West in Bothwell in response to a threats complaint. When an officer arrived, the employee explained that the suspect had purchased alcohol earlier in the day and returned to purchase more. The employee would not serve him due to his obvious intoxication and the man became irate. He repeatedly swore and threatened her. He left the store, walked across the road and fell asleep on a park bench.
James CNOCKAERT (55) of Walnut Drive in Mosa Township has been arrested and charged with uttering threats. He was later released with a future court date.
Man Threatens LCBO Employee in Chatham
At 3:00 p.m. yesterday, police attended the LCBO store located on Wellington Street West in Chatham in response to an unwanted customer. The employee advised that an intoxicated man entered the store but was asked to leave due to his condition. He took exception to the request and allegedly threatened the employee. When officers arrived, the man was attempting to leave on a bicycle.
John GANDER (75) of Park Street in Chatham has been arrested and charged with uttering threats. He was later released with a future court date.