CK police briefs – Tuesday, November 26, 2019

No injuries reported after school bus crash

Chatham-Kent police are investigating a two-vehicle crash that took place in Chatham Monday morning involving a loaded school bus.

Police said there were 11 students on the bus at the time of the crash, which took place on Cartier Place.

No injuries were reported and the damages were estimated at $3,000.


Cyclist hit by vehicle in Chatham

A driver has been charged with making an unsafe turn after a cyclist was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Park Avenue and Lacroix Street in Chatham.

Officer said they got the call at around 10 a.m. Tuesday, adding that the cyclist was taken to the hospital in Chatham as a precaution.

The damage was estimated at $500.


Vehicles damaged in Wallaceburg

Two people — including one teen — are facing charges after two vehicles were damaged in Wallaceburg on Monday.

Police said the first incident was at around 10 a.m.

Officers said a 27-year-old man of no fixed address allegedly grabbed a large wooden pallet and threw it at an SUV that was parked in a lot on James Street. The vehicle was scratched an dented as a result with the damages estimated at $1,000.

The accused was arrested, charged with mischief, and taken to the courthouse pending a bail hearing.

The second case took place several hours later.

Investigators said sometime Monday night, officers were called to the scene of a “disturbance” — also on James Street.

Police said a 17-year-old Wallaceburg teen was arrested after allegedly taking a bat to a vehicle that belongs to another teen known to her.

She was charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and mischief. The accused was later released pending a future court date.


Impaired driving charge after crash

A 21-year-old man of no fixed address is facing charges in connection with a two-vehicle crash in downtown Morpeth.

Police said it happened Monday afternoon on Talbot Trail near Hill Road.

Officers said they believed the driver of one of the vehicles was under the influence of alcohol, so he was arrested.

Following some breath tests, the man was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and having a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit. He was later released from CKPS custody with a future court date and then turned over to OPP on an outstanding warrant.


ATV reported stolen in Wallaceburg

Chatham-Kent police are investigating after a camo coloured 2012 Suzuki 750 ATV was reported stolen from a residence on McGregor Line in Wallaceburg.

Officers said it was taken from a shed sometime around 5 a.m. Tuesday along with a Stihl gas-powered chainsaw, which is worth about $500.

The ATV was last seen with the license plate 09XE0 and is valued at approximately $10,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Bryan Parker at or 519-436-6600 extension #87172. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.


Two wanted men arrested

Chatham-Kent police have caught up with two more accused criminals.

Police said they arrested a 27-year-old Blenheim man Monday afternoon who was wanted for uttering threats, assault with a weapon, mischief, theft of motor vehicle, and breach of probation.

Later that same night, officers found a 24-year-old Wallaceburg man who was wanted for domestic-related offences.

Both of the accused were arrested and taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


An unwanted visit leads to charges

A 33-year-old woman of no fixed address is in trouble with police again after she allegedly showed up at an address she was supposed to stay away from.

Police said the woman was released from court a week ago with several conditions including one that required her not to communicate with a specific family member and to stay away from her residence in Chatham.

Officers said the woman broke both of those conditions when she allegedly showed up at the home and started banging on the door while yelling at her family member.

Police were called in and arrested the woman. She was charged with two counts of failing to comply and taken into custody pending a bail hearing.