Man Arrested For Meat And Clothing Theft

Saturday April 26th, 2014

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Chatham-Kent police have arrested a man for shoplifting.

Police say that the crimes all began on April 13th and 14th, when the man attended Wal-Mart on St. Clair Street in Chatham and stole various meats without making any attempt to pay for the items on either day. Approximately $600 worth of meat was stolen between both days.

Then on April 16th the man attended Wal-Mart again and stole clothing and more meat valued at $150.

Police say that it was through an investigation, they identified the man responsible for the theft.

On Friday morning, an officer saw the man driving on King Street West in Chatham. The man was pulled over and arrested. The officer further learned that he was disqualified from driving.

The 39-year-old man of no fixed address has been charged with four counts of theft under $5,000, four counts of possession of property obtained by a crime under $,5000 and driving while disqualified.

His vehicle was impounded for 45 days as per the Vehicle Impoundment Program.

He was transported to the courthouse for a bail hearing.

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