CK police briefs – Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Police make arrest from Wanted List

A 41-year-old Dresden man who made Chatham-Kent police’s Wanted List for theft and breach of probation is back in custody.

Officers said they arrested the man at around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday after getting a tip that he was at a business on Richmond Street in Chatham.

Police said when they searched the man, they allegedly found some oxycodone on him. Officers also learned that the man was out past his daily curfew.

The accused was arrested, charged, and taken into police custody pending a bail hearing.


Kicking car lands local man with charges

No injuries were reported — not even a sore foot — but a 58-year-old Chatham Township man has been charged with mischief after allegedly kicking his co-worker’s car back in November.

Officers said the man was arrested last night, adding the kick took place after two employees had a “disagreement” on November 26, 2019.

The damages were estimated at $1,000.

Police said the accused was charged and later released with a future court date.


Mischief at Chatham hair salon

If you know anything about a smashed door at a hair salon on Taylor Avenue in Chatham, you’re being asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

Investigators said the rear door window of the salon was smashed sometime Monday night, causing an estimated $1,000 in damage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Mark Smith at or 519-436-6600 extension #87162.


Tools, electronics stolen during break-ins

Chatham-Kent police are asking for the public’s help as they try to solve a pair of break-ins that both took place earlier this week.

Officers said in the first case, someone reportedly stole two bags of scrap brass, two pails of scrap copper, and a Stihl chainsaw from an unlocked utility trailer that was parked on Queen Street.

The total value of the stolen tools is estimated at $700 and anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Don Letourneau at or 519-436-6600 extension #87074.

In the second case, police said someone entered an unlocked apartment on Adelaide Street North between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday and stole an Xbox gaming system.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Rick Bertok at or 519-436-6600 extension #87174.

Anyone with information on either of those thefts can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.


Two more arrests on warrants

A 25-year-old Dawn Euphemia man and a 34-year-old Chatham man were both been arrested on outstanding warrants on Tuesday.

Officers said the Dawn Euphemia man turned himself in at police headquarters Tuesday morning. He was wanted for assault and uttering threats in connection with a disturbance involving two people known to him.

The Chatham man was arrested at the Walmart in Chatham Tuesday night and charged with trespassing after police got a call about a shoplifting complaint. Officers said they later learned that the accused was also wanted by London police, so they turned him over to police there for court purposes.


Arrest after break-in

A 20-year-old Bothwell woman is charged with break and enter after she allegedly broke into a residence in Chatham Township Tuesday night.

Officers said the homeowner knows the accused.

The woman was arrested, charged, and released with a future court date.


Argument leads to assault

Chatham-Kent police have charged a 30-year-old Chatham woman with assault causing bodily harm after an argument got physical late last year.

Police said on December 28, 2019, two women who know each other got into a verbal argument, adding the incident escalated into a physical altercation.

The accused was arrested Tuesday night, charged, and later released with a future court date.