CK police briefs – Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Investigation launched after vehicle crashes into building

Chatham-Kent police are investigating after a vehicle crashed into a building on Riverview Line, between Merlin Road and Jacob Road in Chatham.

Police said a 70-year-old Leamington woman lost control of her vehicle and crashed into the building around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The driver was taken to the Chatham hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Damage is estimated at $30,000.

There’s no word on if charges have or will be laid as the collision remains under investigation.

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Reports of a suspicious person leads to charges

A man found hiding in some bushes at Hydro One on Tuesday night has been charged with drug possession.

Officers were called shortly after 9 p.m. on Tuesday in regards to a suspicious person at Hydro One, located on Maple Leaf Drive in Chatham. Officers found a man hiding on the property. It’s alleged that the man was in possession of crystal methamphetamine and had been out past a court-ordered curfew.

The 56-year-old man is now charged with drug possession and failing to comply.

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Ridgetown man charged in domestic incident

Police said a disturbance at a residence in the Ridgetown area has resulted in charges after a verbal argument allegedly turned physical. A 32-year-old Ridgetown man is accused of causing about $700 worth of damages to a woman’s car.

He has since been charged with forcible confinement, assault, mischief under $5,000, and uttering threats.

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Man charged after allegedly discharging a fire extinguisher

Charges have been laid after a 35-year-old man allegedly discharged a fire extinguisher inside of an apartment unit.

A disturbance was reported to police on Saturday at an apartment building on Thames Street in Chatham after the 35-year-old allegedly discharged a fire extinguisher inside of a unit. He reportedly knows the two people who live at the apartment.

Police said the Chatham man left the area before officers arrived. However, the accused was found on Tuesday night. He’s now charged with mischief, assault with a weapon, and two counts of administering a noxious substance. He has a future court date set for November 27.

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Wanted men arrested

Police have crossed off a couple of wanted people from their list.

Officers were able to locate a 61-year-old Wallaceburg man who was wanted for break and enter and being in possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. He has a future court date set for November 19.

A 35-year-old Ridgetown man has been arrested for allegedly breaching his probation and skipping out on his scheduled court date.

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Coffee with a Cop

Chatham-Kent police officers will be in Ridgetown next week for Coffee with a Cop. Residents are encouraged to stop by the Tim Hortons at Victoria Road from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 5. The informal meeting acts as a way for residents to chat with officers over a cup of coffee.