CK police briefs – Monday, February 10, 2020

Dresden man transferred to London after collision

A 21-year-old Dresden man has been taken to a hospital in London after a crash on Glasgow Line.

Police said the driver lost control of the vehicle when it went off the road and hit a tree around 3 p.m. on Sunday. The driver was first taken to the Sydenham District Hospital but was then transferred to a hospital in London. The severity of his injuries has not been disclosed.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police at joshuaf@chatham-kent.ca or 519-355-1092.

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Salvage yard turns up stolen sinks

Charges have been laid after police recovered some stolen items at a salvage yard.

Police said someone stole two stainless steel sinks and a conveyor belt from a business on Adelaide Street in Chatham on January 30. The stolen items are worth approximately $8,500.

A 37-year-old Brigden man was charged with theft over $5,000, being in possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, and trafficking of stolen property.

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Truck stolen in Wallaceburg

Police are looking to track down a white 2005 Ford F-150 pickup truck.

The vehicle was reported stolen from a business on Base Line in Wallaceburg over the weekend. The truck was last seen with Ontario license plates 716 9FS.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-436-6600 extension 87335 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Traffic Blitz coming up

Officers are reminding drivers to buckle up, pay attention to the road, and drive safely. The reminder comes as police get ready for a traffic blitz throughout Chatham-Kent.

“We will be focusing our efforts this week on driving behaviours that may result in deaths or injuries on our roads,” said Sergeant Jim Lynds in a statement. “This initiative is designed to help change dangerous driving behaviours.”