CK police briefs – Friday, November 1, 2019

Police find drugs, ammo on wanted man

A 40-year-old Chatham man who was already wanted for failing to attend court is in even more trouble now.

Chatham-Kent police said they allegedly found crystal methamphetamine, fentanyl, two boxes of .22 cal long rifle ammunition and a counterfeit $100 bill on the man while they were arresting him Thursday morning.

Officers caught up with the man while they were investigating a report of a suspicious person on Emma Street in Chatham.

Police said as a result of their investigation, the man was charged with two counts of drug possession, and one count each of unauthorized possession of ammunition and possession of counterfeit money.

He was taken to the Courthouse pending a bail hearing.


Five crashes, several drivers charged

A series of crashes kept Chatham-Kent police busy on the road during a wet and windy Halloween.

Police said it started with a two-vehicle collision shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Queen Street and Mill Street in Tilbury. No one was injured as a result of that crash and the total damage was estimated at $80,000. Both of the drivers involved were charged with failing to stop for an amber light.

The second crash was just after 11 a.m. Thursday on Oxley Drive near St. Clair Street in Chatham. Two vehicles were involved, no one was hurt, and the damages were estimated at $7,000. The driver at fault was charged with failing to stop for an amber light.

The third crash took place at around 12:30 p.m. Thursday on Queens Line. Police said they had to shut down the road between Drake Road and Dillon Road until about 5 p.m. as crews cleaned up a diesel spill there. A passenger vehicle and a tanker truck were involved in that crash and police said they are still investigating. The damages are estimated at $7,500.

Police were called to a fourth two-vehicle crash at around 1 p.m. Thursday — this time on Drake Road. The damage was estimated at $2,200 and no injuries were reported. A 19-year-old Chatham man was charged with failing to share the roadway.

A fifth two-vehicle collision took place at around 1:30 p.m. Thursday on Grand Avenue between Courthouse Lane and Keil Drive in Chatham. Police said no one was injured in that crash, either. The damage was estimated at $5,000 and the driver at fault was charged with following too closely.


Don’t leave your leaves on the road

Chatham-Kent police are reminding the public that leaves that fall on your lawn should not be raked or thrown onto the road.

It’s a hazard for drivers and it’s also a by-law offence in Chatham-Kent, punishable by a $100 fine.

Instead, you should rake up your leaves and put them in a bag or container and place it at the curb for pickup. As a reminder, though, extra leaf and yard waste is not collected by Waste Connections of Canada over and above your weekly three bag limit.