CK Police Briefs – Thursday, May 31, 2018

Assault At An ‘AA’ Meeting

Chatham-Kent police say a 50-year-old Dover Township man is charged with assault after an altercation at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in Chatham.

Police say it happened sometime Wednesday, adding the man was arrested, charged, and released with a future court date.

There is no word on whether anyone was hurt and the man’s name has not been released.

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Police Find Drugs After Hunting Down Shoplifter

A London man is facing several theft and drug-related charges after an incident at The Real Canadian Superstore in Chatham.

Police say they were called to the store sometime Wednesday after getting a theft complaint.

Officers say a store security officer allegedly caught the man trying to steal some items before he turned them over and took off.

Police say they were able to track down a suspect and arrested him.

While officers were searching him, they allegedly found some drugs and some more stolen goods.

A 43-year-old man is now charged with theft, three counts of possession of stolen property, and one count of drug possession. He has been released with conditions and a future court date.

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Switchblades Stolen From Chatham Business

Chatham-Kent police say they’re trying to track down some knives that were taken during a break-in at a local business early Thursday morning.

Investigators say someone smashed the front door of a business on St. Clair St. in Chatham at around 4:20am and stole a knife display that had 31 switchblades in it.

They have a combined estimated value of $500.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Ryan Gardiner at ryang@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87305.

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Commercial Vehicles Sidelined During Safety Blitz

Chatham-Kent police say they laid 27 charges against several transport truck drivers after a safety blitz in Wallaceburg Wednesday.

It was part of a joint effort involving the CK Police Patrol Support Section teamed up with Ministry of Transportation officials.

Police say the charges were laid for a variety of reasons from weight violations to vehicle maintenance issues and driver-related operations.

Officers say as a result of the inspections, 10% of the vehicles they checked were pulled off the road and taken out of service.