CK police briefs – Thursday, June 27, 2019

Industrial accident in Blenheim

A 27-year-old man is being treated for non-life threatening injuries after an industrial accident at a business on Communication Road south of Chatham.

Chatham-Kent police said emergency crews were called to the scene Wednesday morning, adding the Ministry of Labour has taken over the investigation.


Neighbourhood dispute leads to charges

A 30-year-old Dresden man has been arrested after allegedly challenging his neighbour to a fight.

Police said the man was released from custody on May 22 with several conditions, including one that required him to abstain from communicating with a specific neighbour.

Officers said the trouble started when the two neighbours crossed paths in their apartment building Wednesday at which time the man allegedly unsuccessfully tried to draw his neighbour into a consensual fight.

The man also allegedly threatened his neighbour early Thursday morning and as a result, he was arrested and charged with breaching his release conditions and uttering threats.

He was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


Man accused of breaking ex-wife’s window

A 40-year-old Wallaceburg man is charged with mischief after he allegedly broke a window at his ex-wife’s home when she wouldn’t let him in.

Police said the man allegedly showed up at the woman’s residence in Wallaceburg Tuesday night after she refused to answer his calls and texts.

Officers said the man took off before police could show up, but he ended up turning himself in at police headquarters Wednesday morning. He was arrested, charged, and released with conditions and a future court date.

The damage is estimated at $300.


Man charged with assault, uttering threats

A 33-year-old man is charged with assault and uttering threats after an argument outside of an apartment building in Chatham took a violent turn.

Police said the man was allegedly arguing with a tenant outside of the building on Thames Street last week Wednesday before their argument turned into a physical altercation.

Officers said they were able to track down the man Wednesday morning and arrested him in connection with the case.

He was arrested, charged, and taken to the courthouse pending a bail hearing.


Screaming woman arrested in Chatham

A 53-year-old woman spent some time in a police cell overnight after officers picked her up near downtown Chatham.

Police said the woman was allegedly screaming on Wellington Street before they arrested her for public intoxication.

She was released once she sobered up.


Dirt bikes reported stolen

Chatham-Kent police are appealing to the public for tips as they try to track down a pair of dirt bikes that were stolen from a garage on Elizabeth Street in Wallaceburg.

Police said a 2004 red Honda dirt bike and 2006 green Kawasaki dirt bike were both taken sometime over the past week. They have an estimated combined value of $4,500.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Kyle Blommers at or 519-436-6600 extension #87286.

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


Speeders stopped in Tilbury

Chatham-Kent police are urging drivers to slow down in residential areas — especially after pulling over a couple of speeders on Ella Street South in Tilbury.

Officers issued two tickets during a traffic enforcement blitz there Wednesday afternoon and they’re reminding drivers that the fines are doubled in Community Safety Zones.