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Man arrested for puncturing tires of police cruiser, breaking into LCBO: Chatham-Kent police

Chatham-Kent police cruiser in Chatham, Ont., on Thursday, June 16, 2022. (Submitted to CTV News Windsor) Chatham-Kent police cruiser in Chatham, Ont., on Thursday, June 16, 2022. (Submitted to CTV News Windsor)
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A Blenheim resident is facing charges after he allegedly punctured all four tires of a police cruiser and then broke into an LCBO Wednesday night.

According to the Chatham-Kent Police Service, at 6:46 p.m. on Wednesday officers were alerted by a witness after a man was seen puncturing cruiser tires at the Chatham-Kent Police Station located on Talbot Street in Blenheim.

Officers confirmed four tires of a cruiser had been damaged.

Shortly after at 6:53 p.m., police responded to an alarm at the LCBO on Marlborough Street South in Blenheim.

Video surveillance assisted officers in identifying the man.

At 7:25 p.m., the man was located and arrested by police. 

The 43-year-old Blenheim man was subsequently charged with mischief, break and enter and theft.

He was transported to police headquarters and held pending a bail hearing.

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