CK police briefs – Thursday, April 18, 2019

Man charged for allegedly selling marijuana illegally

A 40-year-old Chatham man is facing charges after police searched a business on Queen Street.

Officers with the Chatham-Kent Police Intelligence Section searched the Chatham business earlier this month. Following the search, a 40-year-old man was arrested and charged with six counts of selling cannabis to an adult and seven counts of unlawfully possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling it.

The 40-year-old has a court date set for May 16.

Thefts reported on St. Andrew’s Line

Chatham-Kent police are investigating a couple of thefts that happened this week on St. Andrew’s Line in Dover Township.

Police said someone broke into New St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church sometime between Monday and Wednesday. A laptop and projector worth approximately $1,200 were reported stolen. There is also damage to the church, worth approximately $2,000.

Meanwhile, an unknown suspect broke into a fenced compound sometime between Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. Copper ground wires to a communication tower were cut and stolen, causing about $6,000 in damages. The wires were worth about $400.

Anyone with information to either incident is asked to contact police at 519-436-6600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Charges laid after couch gets stolen

A 25-year-old woman from Chatham is facing charges after allegedly stealing a couch.

Police said a complaint was made Wednesday night after the homeowner reported that their daughter had taken the couch. The 25-year-old was found early Thursday morning, however, it’s alleged she was in possession of hydromorphone at the time.

The Chatham woman has since been charged with drug possession and theft under $5,000.


Tools stolen in Blenheim

Police are investigating a theft in Blenheim where about $3,000 worth of DeWalt cordless tools were stolen.

The theft happened sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday evening. Officers said the suspect took the tools from a barn on Front Line.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-436-6600 ext. 87006. Anonymous calls can also be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


Traffic enforcement in Chatham

Two people have been charged with speeding around Bloomfield Road and Park Avenue in Chatham.

Officers conducted traffic enforcement in that area on Wednesday.


Funding opportunity for Grade 12 students

Chatham-Kent police have a project for graduating high school students.

Students are encouraged to make a video about road safety concerns, mental health or ways to reduce property crimes. One student will then be selected to receive $1,000 for their post-secondary education.

Videos must be submitted by April 25. Details about video requirements can be found by clicking, here.