CK police briefs – Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Police find meth on wanted man

A 30-year-old Shrewsbury man who was wanted by police on multiple outstanding warrants is in even more trouble now.

Chatham-Kent police said they arrested the man Tuesday night after pulling over the vehicle he was driving on Taylor Avenue in Chatham.

Officers said after pulling the man over, they learned that he was wanted for vehicle theft, driving while disqualified, drug possession, breaching his release conditions, and failing to attend court.

Police also allegedly found some methamphetamine on the man when they searched him.

He’s now charged with possession of a stolen license plate, two counts of driving under suspension, three counts of failing to comply with his release conditions, and drug possession.


Windsor teen accused of dealing drugs

A 17-year-old Windsor youth is charged with drug trafficking after police allegedly found some cash and some drugs on him after a traffic stop in Wallaceburg.

Police said they tried to pull over the van the teen was driving shortly after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, but the vehicle didn’t stop.

Eventually, the van pulled into a parking lot, at which point, the driver allegedly took off running while carrying a backpack. Police were able to track down a suspect after a short foot chase and found a large quantity of cash, cannabis, cocaine, and a scale in his possession.

A 17-year-old Windsor teen was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and traffic-related offences. He was released to a family member with conditions and a future court date.


Fitness sign stolen

Chatham-Kent police are asking for tips regarding the theft of a sign in Blenheim. Police said a Postma Fitness sign that had been on the sidewalk in front of the Talbot Street West business was stolen at some point overnight.

Officers believe the suspected vehicle used in the theft may have been a blue pick-up truck. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-436-6600 ext. 87178 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


Lying to police won’t get you out of being arrested

Chatham-Kent police have arrested a 31-year-old Walpole Island man accused of trying to remove a surveillance camera from a property on Stewart Line just outside of Wallaceburg.

Police said it happened at around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, adding that the man took off when the homeowner spotted him.

Officers said they were able to locate the man around 20 minutes later on St. Clair Parkway. When police were speaking with the man, he allegedly gave officers a fake name, but they were able to properly identify him and arrested him.

The accused was charged with mischief and obstructing police, then released from CK police custody and transferred to Windsor police because he was wanted there on an outstanding warrant.


Suspect tased after threatening to harm himself

A 26-year-old man of no fixed address is charged with break and enter and criminal harassment after a “shocking” run-in with CK police in Wallaceburg.

Officers said they used a taser on the man “for his own safety” after he threatened to harm himself while holding what appeared to be a sharp object.

Police found him while they were responding to a disturbance call in Wallaceburg and saw him biking away from the area where his ex-girlfriend lives.

The accused was arrested, charged, and taken into custody pending a bail hearing.