CK police briefs – Friday, October 18, 2019

Following too closely leads to crash

One driver has been charged in connection with a two-vehicle crash on Ridge Road just west of Ridgetown.

Police were called to the scene Friday morning, adding that no injuries were reported.

The driver of one of the vehicles was charged with following too closely and the damage was estimated at $20,000.


E-bike stolen in Wallaceburg

Chatham-Kent police are asking you to be on the lookout for an orange and black EMO e-bike that was reported stolen from a business on McNaughton Avenue in Wallaceburg.

Police said it was taken at around 3 a.m. Friday and was last seen with a teddy bear holding a cup of coffee outside of the saddlebag. The total value of the theft is estimated at $2,800.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Chatham-Kent police or Crime Stoppers.


Storage unit broken into in Chatham

Police are investigating after someone cut the padlock to a storage unit on Grand Avenue East and took off with some fishing equipment.

Officers said the break-in took place sometime over the past couple of weeks, adding that the total value of the stolen goods is estimated at $1,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Chatham-Kent police or Crime Stoppers.


Speeders stopped in Tilbury

Chatham-Kent police were handing out a lot of paperwork in Tilbury on Thursday.

Police said they charged 23 drivers with speeding while officers were conducting traffic enforcement on Mill Street West.


Door window smashed, suspect on the loose

Police are asking for the public’s help to track down a suspect after someone drove into a parking lot on Thames Street and threw a rock through a door window at an apartment building.

Officers said that was at around 4 a.m. Friday, adding the suspect is believed to have been driving a white SUV or Jeep.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Jessica Butler at or 519-436-6600 extension #8107333.


Vehicle in Ridgetown damaged

Police are appealing to the public for tips after someone broke a window on a vehicle that was parked on York Street West in Ridgetown.

The incident took place sometime late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact S/Constable Tyler Bergsma at or 519-436-6600 extension #222.


CK police costume contest

Chatham-Kent police are holding a costume contest for kids that are dressing up as police officers for Halloween this year.

In order to be eligible, you need to upload a photo on Twitter and send it to @CKPSmedia using the hashtag #LittleHeroes or like CK police on Facebook and send a photo to them as a message.

You’re also asked to include the child’s first name and their hometown.

All of the photos will be entered into a draw for a chance to tour police headquarters in Chatham along with a meet-and-greet with Chief Gary Conn or an officer from our K9, CIRT or Traffic Unit.

You can find more information on the costume contest by clicking here.