CK police briefs – Thursday, January 9, 2020

Charges laid after crashes in CK

An 87-year-old Merlin man and a 69-year-old Dresden man are both facing charges in connection with two separate crashes in Chatham-Kent on Wednesday.

Police said the 87-year-old man was charged with failing to yield the right of way in connection with a two-vehicle crash on Marlborough Street between Talbot Street and Catherine Street in Blenheim. That took place Wednesday afternoon.

The damage was estimated at $3,000 and no injuries were reported.

The second crash took place on Richmond Street near Raleigh Street in Chatham Wednesday night. Again, no injuries were reported and the damages were estimated at $3,000.

A 69-year-old Dresden man was charged with making an unsafe turn.

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Arrests on outstanding warrants

Chatham-Kent police have rounded up three more accused criminals who were wanted for various offences.

Police said they arrested a 22-year-old woman Wednesday afternoon who was wanted in connection a theft from Circle K on McNaughton Avenue in Wallaceburg. Officers said the woman was accused of stealing a wallet and an iPhone.

She was arrested, charged with theft and possession of property obtained by crime and later released with conditions and a future court date.

A 30-year-old Wallaceburg woman who was wanted by Lambton OPP was also arrested Wednesday. Chatham-Kent police said they arrested her Wednesday night after getting a call about a suspicious person at the Value Village in Chatham.

The accused was arrested on the outstanding warrant and turned over to OPP for court purposes.

In the third case, a 27-year-old Windsor woman who was wanted by Chatham-Kent police was arrested in Windsor early Thursday morning. She was wanted in connection with shoplifting incidents in Chatham at Shoppers Drug Mart and Canadian Tire.

The accused was taken into custody, charged, and released with conditions and a future court date.

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Chatham man arrested during an early morning stroll

A 25-year-old Chatham man is in more trouble with police after he was allegedly caught carrying a stolen credit card while he was out past his curfew.

Police said an officer on general patrol arrested the man in Wallaceburg after seeing him walking on McNaughton Avenue at around 3:30 a.m. Thursday even though he was previously released from custody with a court-imposed curfew of 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.

The man was also allegedly carrying a stolen credit card at the time of his arrest.

As a result, the accused was charged with failing to comply and possession of property obtained by crime.

He was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.