CK police briefs – Thursday, August 22, 2019

Drug charges laid after bike, foot chase

Improper lighting on a bicycle tipped off police to a suspected criminal early Thursday morning.

Chatham-Kent police said an officer on general patrol saw a man riding a bike on Park Avenue in Chatham at around 3 a.m. Thursday without proper lights on it.

Police said when the officer attempted to stop the cyclist, the suspect took off before eventually ditching his bike by throwing it over a fence and then taking off on foot.

Investigators said the accused was arrested shortly after that on St. Anthony Street, adding that while he was being searched, officers found methamphetamine, fentanyl, and break-in tools in a backpack the man was carrying.

As a result, a 35-year-old Chatham man was charged with two counts of drug possession, one count of possession of break-in instruments, and one count of failing to comply with his probation order. He was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


ATVs reported stolen in Raleigh Township

Chatham-Kent police are looking for tips from the public as they try to track down a pair of ATVs and a crossbow that were all reported stolen from a garage on Ninth Line.

Police said the following items were taken sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning:

– a green 2013 Arctic Cat 400 4-wheeler

– a red, white, and blue 1985 Honda SX 250 3-wheeler

– a camo Excalibur crossbow

The total value of the theft is estimated at $8,600.


Cattle on the loose in Dresden

Police were called in as a precaution after some cattle got loose near the outdoor municipal pool in Dresden Wednesday.

No injuries were reported — and the cattle were eventually corralled safely.


Patio furniture stolen, police seeking suspect

Chatham-Kent police are investigating after an “unknown man” stole a patio sofa set from the Hart store at the Downtown Chatham Centre.

Police said a Studio 707 set made up of an L-shape patio sofa and an ottoman valued at approximately $800 was taken sometime Wednesday morning.

The suspect is described as a 25-35-year-old white man, approximately 5’6″ tall, with short dark hair and unkempt facial hair. He was last seen wearing a long sleeve dark shirt and dark jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Pete Chandler at or 519-436-6600 extension #8107332. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.


Woman allegedly damages her husband’s Xbox and computer

A 39-year-old Chatham woman is facing charges after allegedly throwing some items at her common-law husband and damaged some of his electronics during an argument Wednesday afternoon.

Police said through their investigation, they learned that this was not the first incident of domestic violence between the couple.

The woman who they arrested was charged with three counts of assault with a weapon and three counts of mischief. She was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.