CK Police Briefs – Thursday, February 15, 2018

Man Accused Of Pretending To Be A Woman

It takes more than a high-pitched voice and a scarf to fool Chatham-Kent police officers into thinking you’re a woman.

A 28-year-old Chatham man is finding that out the hard way after police say he tried to disguise himself with dark clothing, a hoodie over his head, and a scarf covering his face. Officers say the man also allegedly gave officers a female name and spoke to them in a high-pitched voice when they caught up with him on Wellington St. E. in Chatham just after 2:30am Thursday after getting a call about a suspicious person in that area.

Investigators say when officers asked the man to remove the scarf that was covering his face, they immediately recognized him. Police say he was out past his curfew, which was 10pm to 6am.

As a result, officers arrested the man and charged him with obstructing police and failing to comply with his release conditions. He’s being held in custody pending a bail hearing.


ATV Stolen From Shrewsbury

Chatham-Kent police are trying to track down some construction tools and a green 1998 Kawasaki 200cc ATV that was stolen sometime over the past few days.

Officers say they were stolen from a residence in Shrewsbury and have a combined value of $7,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Paul Myers at or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


Man Charged With Assault

A 34-year-old Chatham man is charged with two counts of assault after a domestic disturbance in Chatham.

Police say a man and a woman were allegedly assaulted by another man who knows them. The accused was arrested early Thursday morning.


Minor Injuries After Crash

Chatham-Kent police say a 76-year-old woman is charged after allegedly making an unsafe left turn at the intersection of Jacob Rd. and Riverview Line Wednesday morning.

Police say minor injuries were reported after the two-vehicle crash — the damages are estimated at $15,000.