CK police briefs – Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Charges laid following DNA analysis

A man from Wallaceburg has been tied to a break-in that took place nearly two years ago.

Police said a break-in had been reported at the Canadian Tire in Wallaceburg on November 29, 2017. Evidence was taken from the scene for forensic analysis. On January 23, 2019, a DNA profile found a match and a warrant was issued.

Officers said a 21-year-old turned himself in at police headquarters on Tuesday. He’s now charged with break and enter. He has a future court date set for July 16.


Single-vehicle crash in Chatham

The traffic unit is investigating a single-vehicle crash that happened in a parking lot on Riverview Drive in Chatham.

Police said an 82-year-old man from Grande Pointe, believed to have been in medical distress, lost control of the vehicle just before noon on Tuesday.

Officers had to administer CPR until paramedics took over. The 82-year-old was then taken to the hospital.


Tickets handed out during the long weekend

Several drivers are facing charges for traffic offences spotted over the Canada Day long weekend.

During traffic enforcement, 42 drivers were stopped across Chatham-Kent and charged with speeding. Police said 24 tickets had also been handed out for other traffic offences. Meanwhile, one person was charged with impaired driving and two others were issued suspensions related to blood alcohol concentration.

The marine unit had also been patrolling over the holiday weekend. Out of 25 vessels that were checked, three charges were laid for not having the proper safety equipment on board and trailer infractions.

Canada Day break-in reported

Cash, Ralph Lauren perfume, and steaks have been reported stolen following a break-in at an unlocked residence on Grand Avenue East in Chatham.

Police said the break-in reportedly took place on Monday, sometime between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-436-6600 ext. 87338. Tips can also be called into Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Breaking court-ordered condition leads to arrest

A 35-year-old woman from Chatham is charged with failing to comply after she allegedly breached her curfew.

Police said the woman had been under several court-ordered conditions issued in May, one of which was to obey a curfew of 10 p.m. until 7 a.m.

Officers stopped the woman on Adelaide Street around 5 a.m. Wednesday morning for riding a bicycle without a light. Following an investigation, the 35-year-old was arrested and charged.


Wanted woman arrested in Chatham

A woman wanted for breaching her probation order has been arrested after she was allegedly caught behind the wheel while suspended from driving.

Officers spotted the woman driving on Richmond Street in Chatham around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night. Police said she was suspended from driving for having unpaid fines.

The 35-year-old is now charged with driving while under suspension and failing to comply. She has court dates set for July 24 in Criminal Court and August 14 in Provincial Offences Court.