CK police briefs – Thursday, October 17, 2019

Charges laid after crash in CK

Two drivers are facing charges in connection with two separate two-vehicle crashes that took place in Chatham-Kent Wednesday morning.

Police said one of the collisions was in the area of Riverview Drive and Keil Drive in Chatham. The damages were estimated at $15,000 but only minor injuries were reported.

A 33-year-old Chatham woman was charged with following too closely.

The second collision was on Drury Line near Fargo Road. One person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after that crash and the total damages were estimated at $10,000.

A 33-year-old Cambridge woman was charged with careless driving.


Arrested for allegedly stealing chocolate bars

A 22-year-old man with an apparent sweet tooth is facing charges now after allegedly trying to take off with some candy bars he didn’t pay for.

Chatham-Kent police said the man is accused of hiding several packs of chocolate bars in his coat during a trip to the No Frills in Wallaceburg shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday. Officers said the man also allegedly pushed an employee in an attempt to flee the store after he was confronted for not making any attempts to pay for the items.

The accused was restrained until police arrived and later charged with theft, possession of property obtained by crime, and assault with intent to resist arrest. He was later taken to the courthouse pending a bail hearing.


Impersonation investigation

Police are looking to identify this man. (Photo courtesy of CKPS).

Police are looking to identify a man in connection with an impersonation investigation.

Few details in regards to the investigation have been released.

Anyone who can help identify the man in the photo is asked to contact police at 519-436-6600 ext. 87148 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).








Traffic enforcement blitz

Chatham-Kent police pulled 14 vehicles off of the road and laid 19 charges during a traffic enforcement blitz in the area on Wednesday.

The local police force teamed up with the OPP and the Ministry of Transportation for the initiative, which targeted commercial vehicles.

A total of 29 vehicles were inspected — almost half of which were taken out of service. Two sets of license plates were seized and a wide range of charges were laid for offences including vehicle maintenance, licensing, speeding, and distracted driving.

The Chatham-Kent police service reminds drivers that these blitzes will continue throughout the year across our community in an effort to keep our roadways safe.


Man allegedly spotted violating house arrest

A 32-year-old Chatham man is in trouble with police after he was allegedly seen outside of his house without his surety.

Police said the man was released from court back in July with several conditions — including one that required him to remain inside a specific residence in Chatham at all times unless he was accompanied by his surety.

Earlier this week, though, the man was allegedly seen at a residence in the Dresden area with someone else who was not his surety.

Officers followed up on that tip and arrested the man.

He was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


Wanted man turns himself in

A 44-year-old Courtright man who was wanted for domestic-related offences has turned himself in.

Police said the man attended police headquarters Wednesday afternoon and was arrested, charged, and taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


Changing address without telling police

A 32-year-old Chatham man is charged with failing to comply with his release conditions after allegedly moving to a new residence without properly notifying police.

Officers said the man was required to notify police in writing three days before changing his address, but when police went to check on the man on Tuesday, they learned he wasn’t living where he was supposed to.

Police found the man Wednesday morning and arrested him. He was charged and taken to the courthouse pending a bail hearing.