CK police briefs – Tuesday, August 13, 2019

High-speed chase investigation is ongoing

Chatham-Kent police are investigating a high-speed chase that went through Chatham on Friday.

Officers were called about a vehicle speeding along Longwoods Road near West Bothwell Road on Friday, just before 7 p.m. Police said the driver failed to stop for police and the pursuit was called off in Chatham over safety concerns.

The vehicle was then reportedly seen again in Dover Township, however, police said the driver continued to drive in a dangerous manner and failed to stop. Again, the pursuit was called off for safety reasons.

Officers said the vehicle used in the chase had been reported stolen. There is no word on if a suspect has been identified as the incident is still under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-436-6600 ext. 87231 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


Man charged with mischief

A 21-year-old man is facing charges for allegedly damaging mailboxes near Rondeau Park and taking other people’s mail.

Police said the 21-year-old had reported his vehicle stolen Monday night around 5:30 p.m. The vehicle was later found near McPherson Road and Muirkirk Line.

Officers said a cheque belonging to a homeowner on New Scotland Line was found inside the abandoned vehicle. It’s alleged that the man who reported his vehicle stolen was seen driving erratically earlier that day and damaged mailboxes in the area of Pike Street and Bates Line.

The 21-year-old was arrested Monday night and has since been charged with public mischief, being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000, and mischief under $5,000.

Drug possession charges laid

A man wanted in connection with a shoplifting investigation has been charged with drug possession.

Police said a 42-year-old Chatham man allegedly stole a backpack and a fishing rod from Walmart in Chatham earlier this month.

Officers were able to identify a suspect and make an arrest Monday night. During a search, police seized some heroin and methamphetamine.

The 42-year-old is now charged with theft under $5,000, being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000, and two counts of drug possession.


Home in Dover Township ransacked

Police are investigating a break-in at a home in Dover Township.

Someone had reportedly broken into a residence on Jacob Road sometime between Saturday and Monday. Police said the home had been “ransacked” and officers are still working with the homeowners to determine what was stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-436-6600 ext. 87324. Anonymous callers may also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


Public intoxication in Chatham

A 45-year-old man has been charged with being intoxicated in a public place.

Officers arrested a man on St. George Street in Chatham around 9 p.m. on Monday night after officers determined the man was unable to care for himself. The 45-year-old was arrested and held in custody until sober.