CK police briefs – Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Youth charged after fight at WDSS

A 14-year-old Walpole Island teen is charged with assault after a fight broke out between two female students at Wallaceburg District Secondary School.

Police said they got the call Monday morning. The teen was arrested, charged, and later released with conditions and a future court date.

There is no word on whether anyone was hurt as a result of the fight.


Police find meth, heroin on man in parked car

Chatham-Kent police have charged a 30-year-old Mississauga man with two counts of drug possession after officers allegedly found some illegal drugs on him.

Police said they arrested the man after responding to a report about a suspicious person in a vehicle in a parking lot on Thames Street in Chatham last week Friday afternoon.

Officers said they recovered some methamphetamine and some heroin.

The accused was charged and later released with conditions and a future court date.


Driver charged after van trailering boat crashes into ditch

A trip into a ditch just west of Merlin is proving costly for a 34-year-old Leamington man.

Chatham-Kent police said he’s charged with failing to report an accident after allegedly crashing a van trailering a boat into a ditch on Port Road between Cox Line and Gray Line.

Police said they got a call about the crash at around 7 a.m. Monday from a concerned citizen and while officers were investigating, they saw a tow truck leaving the area with the van and boat.

The tow truck was pulled over and police charged the man who was driving the van. The damages are estimated at $2,000.


Electronics, cash, shoes stolen during break-in

Chatham-Kent police are appealing to the public for tips as they investigate a break-in at an apartment on Lorne Avenue in Chatham.

Police said sometime between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Monday night, someone broke into the apartment and stole surveillance equipment, cash, and a pair of Air Jordan running shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Wayne Plaquet at or 519-436-6600 extension #87040.

Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.