CK police briefs — Monday, December 3, 2018

Speeder spotted with radar detector

A woman from South Carolina is facing charges after Chatham-Kent OPP allegedly found a speed measuring warning device in her vehicle.

Police said they found the device after they pulled over an eastbound vehicle for speeding on Highway 401 near Drake Road at around 4:45 p.m. Saturday.

As a result of the investigation, a 26-year-old woman from Columbia, South Carolina was charged.

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Police pull over vehicle, find pot

A 22-year-old Chatham man is finding out the hard way that it’s illegal to drive around with pot “readily available” in your vehicle.

Chatham-Kent OPP said they charged the man after an officer allegedly spotted some cannabis in a vehicle that was pulled over for a traffic stop on St. Clair Road at around 1:45 a.m. Saturday.

According to the Cannabis Act 2017, if you are transporting cannabis in your vehicle, it must be “packed in baggage that is fastened closed or is not otherwise readily available to any person in the vehicle or boat”.

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Charges laid after an alleged domestic assault

Chatham-Kent police have arrested a 30-year-old man in connection with a domestic assault investigation in Ridgetown.

Police said they got the call Sunday afternoon after an argument between a man and a woman turned into a “physical altercation.”

The man police arrested in connection with the case is charged with assault and was taken into custody pending a bail hearing. Officers said the woman did not require medical attention.

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Don’t fall for gift card scam

Police are warning the public about a scam where someone is using fake email accounts, requesting donations via iTunes gift cards.

Officers said the fraudsters appear to be using the names of politicians to target citizens and they are asking anyone who receives an email that fits the above description to delete it and to report it to the anti-fraud centre at http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm.

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Christmas Food Drive

Chatham-Kent police are inviting the public to help fill a police cruiser, an ambulance, and a fire truck with food at Sobeys in Chatham as part of a Christmas Food Drive.

Officials say donations will be going directly to the local food bank to ensure its shelves are full for the holiday season.