A 36-year-old man is accused of choking his girlfriend after an alleged incident in Dover on Sunday.

CK police briefs – Monday, January 7, 2019

Woman charged with assault

A 30-year-old Chatham woman is charged with assault after allegedly punching someone in the face.

Police said the Chatham homeowner who reported being assaulted by the woman didn’t require medical attention.

Officers were able to identify a suspect, arrested her Sunday night, and later released her pending a future court date.


Impaired driving charge

Running a red light is a bad idea, but it’s even worse if you’re driving drunk.

Chatham-Kent police said that’s what happened shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday night.

A 48-year-old Raleigh Township man is accused of running through a red light on Grand Avenue in Chatham and then when an officer pulled him over, the officer suspected the man had been driving under the influence of alcohol. The driver allegedly failed a roadside test before he was taken back to police headquarters for further testing.

Officers said the man is now charged with failing to stop for a red light and driving with a blood alcohol content over the legal limit.

He was later released with conditions and a future court date.


Theft from storage units in Bothwell

Chatham-Kent police are appealing to the public for tips as they investigate three break-ins at some storage units on Lambton Line in Bothwell.

Police said they got the call Sunday afternoon, adding three units were forced open, causing an estimated $300 in damage.

Various items and tools were reported stolen — they have a combined value of $1,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Wayne Plaquet at waynepl@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87040.


Charges laid after crashes

Two drivers are facing charges after two separate crashes in Chatham-Kent over the weekend.

Police said a 21-year-old Thorold man is charged with making an unsafe turn in connection with a two-vehicle crash in the area of Lorne Avenue and Dufferin Avenue in Wallaceburg Sunday morning.

No injuries were reported there.

In a separate crash, a 75-year-old Wheatley man was charged with careless driving after a two-vehicle crash on Erie Street near Talbot Road in Wheatley Sunday night.

Police said the man who was charged was also taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The damages are estimated at $7,000.


Stunt driving charge laid

A Dresden woman is in more trouble with police now after officers allegedly spotted her speeding when she shouldn’t have been driving.

Police said an officer with the traffic unit recorded a vehicle going 142 kilometres per hour in a posted 90 km/h zone on Kent Bridge Road last week and initiated a traffic stop.

The 43-year-old Dresden woman who was behind the wheel is now charged with stunt driving and driving with a suspended licence.

Her vehicle was towed and impounded for a week and she’ll answer to the charges at a future court date.


Camper reported stolen

Chatham-Kent Crime Stoppers officials are asking for the public’s help to track down a white 18’ 2010 Coyote KZ hybrid camper trailer that was reported stolen from a fenced storage yard on Jane Road near Thamesville.

Police said it was stolen at approximately 6 a.m. on January 3 after unknown suspects cut a gate lock to the storage yard.

The trailer was last seen with the Ontario licence plate E9504S turning east onto Fairfield Line from Jane Road shortly after the break-in.

The trailer is valued at more than $10,000 and anyone with information should contact Chatham-Kent police or Crime Stoppers at 519-351-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.