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

Police briefs – Wednesday, January 9, 2019

An 18-year-old Chatham driver has been charged with failing to stop for a police officer.

An officer tried to stop a pick-up truck on Richmond Street in Chatham Tuesday night for having improper plates. Instead of stopping, it’s alleged the driver stepped on the gas pedal.

Due to public safety, the officer did not chase the vehicle. However, the truck was found shortly after, parked on Gray Street.

The 18-year-old was charged with failing to stop, and the truck was towed away.


Police are asking residents with information to step forward after a public washroom in Wallaceburg was vandalized.

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent posted pictures to social media Wednesday morning, depicting damage done to the locked Glen Mickle Men’s Washroom. There’s no word on how much it will cost to repair the damage.

Those with information are asked to call (519) 360-1998.


Drivers are being reminded to stop for school buses.

Police said a driver was stopped on Grand Avenue East in Chatham Tuesday morning. The driver was reportedly unaware that she had to stop for a school bus when it was a four-lane highway.

The driver was “cautioned and educated surrounding the rules of the road.” No charges were laid.


Officers are warning residents about a road-side scam.

Police were called three times over the weekend about incidents in Chatham and Dresden. A grey van and a Dodge Durango reportedly stopped at the side of the road to sell jewellery in exchange for cash. Officers said the scammers claimed that they were out of gas.

Residents are being reminded to not to fall prey to scams. If put in a suspicious situation, people are asked to take down information about the scammers and/or their vehicles and call police.


Police look to identify this man. January 9, 2019. (Photo courtesy of the Chatham-Kent Police Service).

Police are asking for help in identifying a man in connection with a fraud investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (519) 436-6600 ext. 87278.  Anonymous callers may also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


Chatham-Kent police are investigating a couple of break and enters in Wheatley.

Officers said two houses — which are under construction — were broken into either late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

Damage to both homes is estimated at $900. Nothing was reported stolen from the residence on Two Creeks Line, but a shower kit worth $100 was reported stolen from a home on Hickory Oak Line.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-436-6600 ext. 87212 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).