CK police briefs – Friday, May 17, 2019

Police ask for tips about assault in Wallaceburg

Chatham-Kent police are asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in connection with an assault investigation on James Street in Wallaceburg.

Officers said the man they’re looking for was last seen walking northbound on Oak Street Tuesday afternoon with a large tan dog.

You can find a picture of him below.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Chadd Murphy at or 519-436-6600 ext. 87266. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.


Stolen vehicle, shotgun recovered

Chatham-Kent police have found a vehicle that was reported stolen earlier this week with a shotgun and some ammo in the trunk.

Police said they found the 2011 Chevy Cruz in a parking lot at Columbus Estates on Park Avenue West in Chatham Thursday morning, adding the shotgun and ammo that were in the trunk at the time the vehicle was stolen were still there when officers located it.

Officers said the incident remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Wayne Plaquet at or 519-436-6600 ext. 87040.


Lunging with scissors

An 18-year-old Wallaceburg woman has been arrested after allegedly trying to stab someone she knows with a pair of scissors.

Police said they arrested her after responding to a disturbance call at a residence in Wallaceburg.

Officers said the woman is accused of damaging a door to the home and threatening three people who are known to her while she was also holding a pair of scissors. At that time, the woman also allegedly lunged at one of the three people in an attempt to stab him.

The accused was charged with mischief, uttering threats, and assault with a weapon and was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


Man accused of indecent act, drug possession

A 29-year-old man of no fixed address is facing charges after allegedly dropping his drawers and pleasuring himself in public.

Officers said they found the man allegedly committing an “indecent act” with his pants down while they were investigating a suspicious person in the area of Queen Street in Chatham at around 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Police said the man is also accused of pushing the officer who was arresting him, adding they allegedly found some methamphetamine on the man when they searched him.

The accused was charged with committing an indecent act, resisting arrest, and drug possession and was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


Three suspects arrested after shoplifting complaint

Three people in their 20s are facing charges after police connected them to a series of shoplifting incidents in Chatham-Kent.

Police said they made the arrests after responding to a shoplifting complaint at the Real Canadian Superstore in Chatham at around 8 p.m. Thursday.

In addition to an incident there, investigators were able to connect the three suspect to thefts at three other businesses in the area.

A 25-year-old man from Chatham, a 26-year-old woman from Ridgetown, and a 25-year-old man from Magnetawan have all been charged with four counts of theft and one count of possession of stolen property.

They were all later released with conditions and a future court date.


Suspicious person call leads to arrest

A late night call to police about two men trespassing through a property on Keil Drive in Chatham led officers to a suspect carrying some break-in tools.

Officers said they got the call late Thursday, adding when they found the men, one of them allegedly had a backpack with a hammer, a pry bar, some plyers, a wrench, and a black bandana inside.

Police said that was a violation of the man’s previous release conditions.

A 27-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with possession of break-in tools and failing to comply with his release conditions. He was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


Speeders stopped in Port Alma

Chatham-Kent police stopped 11 drivers during a traffic enforcement blitz in Port Alma on Thursday and charged them with speeding.