CK Police Briefs – Monday, February 26, 2018

Construction Tools Stolen During Break-In

Chatham-Kent police are trying to track down a DeWalt 6-gallon air compressor and a DeWalt nail gun that were both stolen from a garage on Prince Arthur St. in Chatham.

Police say someone broke into the garage between 9pm on February 24 and 8am on February 25 and stole the equipment. The total value of the stolen items is estimated at $300.

Anyone with information should contact police or Crime Stoppers.


Suspended Driver Charged

Chatham-Kent OPP say a 23-year-old woman is in some trouble with the law after they pulled over a speeding vehicle on the Hwy. 401 near Victoria Rd. over the weekend.

Officers say they pulled over a westbound vehicle on the highway at around 2:15am Saturday and after speaking with the woman behind the wheel, police say they learned that her driver’s licence had been suspended.

The vehicle was towed from the scene and the driver is now charged with driving while under suspension, failing to surrender a permit for a motor vehicle, and failing to surrender an insurance card.


Wanted Woman Hides Behind Parked Van

Chatham-Kent police say they caught up with a woman who was wanted on two outstanding warrants while she was hiding behind a parked van in Wallaceburg.

Police say the woman was walking with another woman on Pear St. Sunday afternoon, but say the pair split up after seeing a police cruiser that was on general patrol.

When an officer went to speak with the woman, she allegedly falsely identified herself.

Police say once they learned who she was, they also learned that she had been wanted on outstanding warrants for possession of property obtained by crime and uttering a forged document.

As a result of the police investigation, a 37-year-old Walpole Island woman was arrested and taken to police headquarters.