Shortly after 7:00 p.m. last night, a man attended the Real CanadianSuperstore on St. Clair Street. While in the electronics department, the man placed several items in his backpack. The man exited the store making no attempt to pay for the merchandise valued at $142. A store employee confronted the man outside and advised he was under arrest. The man turned over some stolen items and fled the scene in a car.
An officer observed the man and initiated a traffic stop on St. Clair Street near Oxley Drive. The man was taken arrested and upon being searched the man was found to be in possession of more stolen items valued at approximately $60.
34 year-old Mark Dillon of Brock Street in Chatham has been charged with theft under $5000, possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000, escaping custody and driving while under suspension. He was released with a future court date on May 6, 2015.