CK police briefs- Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Motorcycle collision on Merlin Road

Damage is pegged at around $3,000 after a motorcycle crash happened on Merlin Road, near Riverview Line Monday morning.

According to police, it happened around 10 a.m. The driver, a 51-year-old man from Amherstburg, lost control of the motorcycle and slid into a stop sign at the intersection. Officers said no other vehicles were involved. The 51-year-old was taken to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance and transferred to Windsor with non-life threatening injuries.

The collision remains under investigation.


Collision involving farm sprayer in Harwich Township 

A driver has been hit with a careless driving charge after a collision in Harwich Township.

It happened just before 11 a.m. Monday morning when police responded to a two-vehicle collision involving a car and farm sprayer on Creek Road between Maynard Line and English Line.

The driver of the car sustained minor injuries and was transported to the hospital. The person driving the care was charged with careless driving, while the driver of the farm sprayer was charged with making an unsafe turn.


Pair charged with communicating with each other  

Two people who were not supposed to be communicating with each other got busted after a vehicle was found in a ditch.

Around 7:30 a.m. Monday morning, police say they responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on New Scotland Line near Hill Road.

When officers arrived, they saw a man and a woman walking westbound in the area of Antrim Road. Police were able to confirm the two people were together in the vehicle when it got stuck in the ditch as they attempted to turn around.

A 33-year-old London man and 32-year-old Creemore woman were both arrested and charged with failing to comply.  They have both been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

The vehicle was towed from the ditch and did not sustain any damage.


Man charged after failing to comply with bail conditions

A man is facing multiple charges stemming from a custody release earlier this year.

In April, the man was released from custody with several conditions, which included not possessing any tools that could be regarded as break-in instruments. Then in May, the man was released from court with several conditions, one of which involved a daily curfew from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m.

Around 9 p.m. Monday night, an officer on general patrol saw the man riding his bike in the area of Thames Street and Fifth Street in Chatham. The man was stopped for Highway Traffic Act violations and was arrested for breaching his curfew condition.  Upon being searched, the man was allegedly found in possession of a multi-tool, flashlight, metal snips, wrench, sawzall blade, spark plug, as well as meth.

As a result, the 35-year-old Chatham man has been charged with drug possession and two counts of failing to comply.  He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.


Several people arrested on outstanding warrants

Police were able to arrest several people who were wanted in connection to crimes across Chatham.

The first person was found Monday night when officers observed a man in a parking lot on Thames Street in Chatham. The man was wanted in connection with a fraud investigation. The 60-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with fraud under $5,000 and uttering a forged document.  He was released and given a court date later this month.

Then early Tuesday morning, police located another man wanted in connection with a fraud investigation. The 48-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with fraud over $5,000 and two counts of being in possession of property obtained by a crime.  He was released pending a future court date.

Lastly, around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, an officer on general patrol observed a man riding a bike on Thames Street in Chatham. The man was wanted in connection with a domestic investigation. The 41-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with two counts of assault.  He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.