CK police briefs – Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Twenty-seven drivers charged with speeding

Police are cracking down on drivers through traffic enforcement initiatives.

Officers within the traffic unit were set up on Mill Street West in Tilbury on Tuesday morning, where 20 drivers were charged with speeding.

Later that day, officers were monitoring a safety zone on McNaughton Avenue East in Chatham, which resulted in seven people getting charged for speeding.

Officers said traffic enforcement will be more apparent over the coming weeks. Police are specifically looking for identified factors responsible for deaths or injuries on area roads.

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Stolen truck found banged up

A stolen pickup truck has been found in Chatham, but the owner isn’t getting it back the way it was left.

As previously reported, a brown 1996 GMC Sierra pickup truck that was left unlocked and running at a business was stolen on Monday. Officers later found the truck on Gray Street, along with $800 worth of damages.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at maxb@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension 87346 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Police arrest wanted people

A few people wanted for crimes in Chatham-Kent have been arrested.

A 27-year-old Chatham woman is accused of stealing a package of clothing from someone’s porch on Harvey Street last month. She was picked up by police on Tuesday. She’s now charged with theft under $5,000 and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.

A 38-year-old Raleigh Township woman wanted for driving while suspended was allegedly caught behind the wheel again. She was arrested on Tuesday night following a traffic stop on Riverview Drive in Chatham. She was also wanted for drug possession and failing to attend court.

Lastly, a 38-year-old man wanted for allegedly not following his probation conditions has been arrested. Police said he was found Wednesday morning around 3:30 a.m. on Park Street in Chatham.