CK police briefs – Friday, February 6, 2020

Crash results in careless driving charge

Damage is pegged around $6,000 after a vehicle went off the road, hit a hydro pole, and came to a stop against someone’s front porch.

Police said the driver, a 32-year-old woman, lost control of the vehicle while driving on Main Street in Mitchell’s Bay on Thursday night.

The driver was taken to the hospital as a precaution and charged with careless driving.


Meth seized in shoplifting complaint

Two women are facing charges after a run-in with police at the Value Village in Chatham.

Police were called about a shoplifting complaint on Thursday. An officer arrested one of the women in the parking lot for allegedly being in possession of a stolen men’s coat. During the arrest, the woman put her purse on the ground.

Her friend picked up the purse and allegedly refused to give it to the police. Officers said she was warned not to interfere with the arrest and was eventually arrested herself.

Officers seized suspected methamphetamine from both women.

A 41-year-old woman was charged with drug possession and possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000. A 22-year-old woman was charged with obstructing police and possession for the purposes of trafficking.

Two men charged during traffic stop

Drug-related charges have been laid following a traffic stop in Chatham.

Officers stopped a vehicle on Richmond Street around 1:30 a.m. on Friday. Police said the driver had a suspended licence and the passenger was out past his curfew.

Both men were arrested but that’s when officers found suspected cocaine in the vehicle.

A 51-year-old man was charged with drug possession and driving while under suspension; a 39-year-old man was charged with drug possession and failing to comply with his probation.


Police recover stolen boat

A stolen aluminum boat and a Honda generator have been returned to its rightful owner.

Officers found the stolen items in mid-January.

A 39-year-old Chatham man was arrested on Thursday and charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.


Coffee with a Cop in Thamesville

Police officers will be out in Thamesville on Wednesday for Coffee with a Cop.

Residents are encouraged to stop by the Tim Hortons at 32 Longwoods Rd. to enjoy a free cup of coffee and chat with some officers. Coffee with a Cop will run from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.