Arrest Made After Black Lives Matter Flag Stolen in Dresden
An arrest has been made after a Black Lives Matter flag was stolen in Chatham-Kent.
Officers responded to a theft complaint on June 20 in Dresden.
The investigation revealed a man had stolen the flag from the corner of Main St. and North St. fleeing the area on a motorcycle.
Police say the same flag was removed from the area the night before, found in a nearby garbage can and put back up by a resident.
Investigators were able to identify a suspect and, on Monday, arrested a 41-year-old from Dresden.
He's charged with theft under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.
In a release police say, "We would like to remind everyone that hate or bias has no place in our society. This behaviour will not be tolerated in Chatham-Kent."
The man is scheduled to appear in court in August.