Thamesville man falls asleep while stealing cars

A Thamesville man sits in jail on Sunday, and kept the Chatham-Kent police busy Saturday morning. He has been charged with trying to steal three cars, mischief and breaching his recognizance after being arrested while sleeping in a victim’s vehicle.

Just before 9:00 a.m. Saturday a citizen discovered a strange man asleep in the vehicle on Timothy Crescent and called the police. CKPS arrested a 27-year-old man and charged him with breaching the conditions of his release on bail for an unrelated matter. Shortly after, police were called to a Westminster Court address with a complaint that someone had attempted to steal the family vehicle by trying to remove the ignition. Police discovered the culprit had unknowingly left his identification, which had fallen between the driver’s seat and the door. That identification belonged to the Thamesville man they just arrested on Timothy Crescent.

While police were processing the man for the breach of recognizance, and were still investigating the attempted vehicle theft on Westminster Court, another call came in from Ardleigh Drive of another attempted car theft, also by way of attempting to remove the ignition.

The 27-year-old Thamesville man remains in custody this morning charged with three counts of attempted theft over $5,000.00, mischief and breach of recognizance. He will answer to a bail hearing in a Chatham courtroom on Sunday.

One Response to Thamesville man falls asleep while stealing cars

  1. Michael Cowtan Reply

    September 2, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    I am thinking he should maybe get a real job, because he is a terrible criminal.