CK police briefs — Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Police use taser to subdue suspect

A 29-year-old man who was out on probation is back in police custody after allegedly breaching his release conditions and resisting arrest.

Police said the man took off running after officers found him at a residence on Murray Street in Wallaceburg Monday afternoon that he had been banned from attending.

The investigating officers were able to track the man down after a short foot chase, but he allegedly struggled and pulled away from the officers who were arresting him, so they used a taser on him.

The accused was charged with resisting a police officer and two counts of breaching his probation order and taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


Vegetable, herb plants stolen from Walmart

A Wallaceburg man is facing several charges after police received a report about a man stealing flowers from the front of the Walmart in Wallaceburg.

Officers said an observant citizen called it in at around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, adding that police found a man a short time later on Lowe Avenue pulling a cart that had 19 vegetable and herb plants with a combined value of approximately $78.

A 50-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and charged with theft, possession of stolen property, and failing to comply with his probation order. He was later released with conditions and a future court date.


Intoxicated man causes disturbance at Chatham hospital

A 55-year-old man spent some time sobering up in a cell Monday afternoon after police arrested him at the hospital in Chatham.

Officers said the man was taken into custody for his own safety after allegedly causing a disturbance at the building.

He was charged with public intoxication and released once he sobered up.


Groceries, alcohol targeted during break-in

Chatham-Kent police are appealing to the public for tips as they investigate a daytime break-in on Valley Road in Chatham where someone took off with approximately $1,200 worth of alcohol and groceries.

Police said it took place sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Jessica Butler at or 519-436-6600 extension #8107333.

Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.


Charge laid after crash in Chatham

A 56-year-old Port Dover man is charged with following too closely in connection with a crash in Chatham that took place Monday afternoon.

Police laid the charge after responding to a three-vehicle crash on Richmond Street near Keil Drive at around 2 p.m. Monday.

No injuries were reported and the damages were estimated at $10,000.