CK police briefs – Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Safety reminders for the first day of school

Chatham-Kent police are asking drivers to slow down and pay attention to the road — especially in school zones.

Officers are also reminding drivers that there will be an increase in traffic both on the road and at crosswalks with the start of another school year.

Drivers who fail to stop when they’re approaching a school bus with its red lights and stop arm flashing could be fined $490 and receive six demerit points.


Crash east of Chatham under investigation

A 24-year-old Chatham man is being treated for non-life threatening injuries after he lost control of his vehicle and hit a hydro pole on River Line just east of Chatham Monday night.

Police said they got the call for the single-vehicle crash at around 6:30 p.m. Monday, adding the driver was taken the hospital from the scene.

The damages are estimated at $4,000.

There is no word yet on whether charges will be laid, but police said the crash is still under investigation.


Uttering threats in Tilbury

A 30-year-old Tilbury man is facing charges after allegedly threatening two people he knows.

Police said they were called to a residence in Tilbury Monday night and arrested the man a short time later.

The accused was charged with two counts of uttering threats and later released from custody with conditions and a future court date.


Domestic disturbance in Wallaceburg

A pair of 34-year-olds are in trouble with the law again after police were called to a “disturbance” at an apartment in Wallaceburg.

Police said they arrested a man there who’s accused of threatening his girlfriend and throwing items over the balcony of the apartment, damaging cars in the parking lot below it.

Officers said while they were responding to the call, they also learned that the woman who was with him at the time was bound by conditions not to communicate with the man and to notify police of any change in address.

A 34-year-old man of no fixed address is charged with uttering threats, break and enter, and mischief.

A 34-year-old Wallaceburg woman is charged with two counts of failing to comply with her release conditions.

Both of them were taken into custody pending a bail hearing.

Chatham-Kent man charged with impaired in Middlesex County

A Bothwell man is facing several charges after getting busted for allegedly driving drunk in Newbury and then fleeing the scene of an accident.

According to provincial police, they were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle collision on Saturday around 2:45 a.m. They say that the vehicle had struck a hydro pole, causing it to break. The person responsible had driven away from the scene.

Shortly after, police located a vehicle with damage and upon further investigation, they determined that the driver had been drinking alcohol. The man was arrested and taken to the police station for a breathalyzer test.

As a result, the 50-year-old man was charged with operating a vehicle with blood alcohol concentration of 80 plus, operating a vehicle while impaired with alcohol and drugs and failing to remain.

His licence was suspended for 90-days and his vehicle was impounded for a week. He has been given a future court date.

Police look to identify woman 

Police in Chatham-Kent are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman as part of a theft investigation involving luggage.

The luggage was reportedly stolen from VIA Rail on August 25.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Adrian Roy at or 519-436-6600 extension 8107335.  You may also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.


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