CK Police Briefs – Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Three unwanted visits to the ex lead to arrest

A 54-year-old Dresden man is facing several charges after allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s house and then returning to the scene of the crime — twice.

Police said the man is accused of showing up at his ex’s home in Wallaceburg Sunday morning and forcing his way inside after he was denied entry. Officers said a verbal argument took place before the man took off. He allegedly returned to the woman’s home later that night but took off before police arrived. Police said the man was eventually arrested when he showed up for a third time to the woman’s house Monday morning.

When officers were searching the man, they also allegedly found some suspected methamphetamine and oxycocet.

The accused was charged with four counts of failing to comply with his probation, two counts of drug possession, one count of criminal harassment, and one count of unlawfully being in a dwelling house.

He was taken to the courthouse pending a bail hearing.

Woman Charged with Drug Possession

A Walpole Island woman has been charged with drug possession and failing to comply with her release conditions.

The 34-year-old woman was released from court on January 18 with several conditions, including not possessing or consuming any illegal drugs but was found on Monday afternoon with a syringe in her arm at a business on Dufferin Avenue in Wallaceburg.

“The woman removed the syringe and attempted to walk away from police,” said Constable Renee Cowell, Public Information Officer with Chatham-Kent Police Service.

Officers found a loaded syringe with suspected hydromorphone and two suspected hydromorphone capsules when they searched the suspect.

Break and Enters in Chatham

Police are trying to find some culprits after a couple of break and enters in Chatham.

Police said sometime over the weekend, someone forced their way into a fenced compound on Grand Avenue East causing about $1,000 damage. The suspects entered two work trailers and stole two Xplornet satellite dishes and two Xplornet internet routers. Total value of the theft has been estimated at $500.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Kieran Crosby at or 519-436-6600 extension #87338.

Then around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, somebody forced their way into the WISH Centre triggering the alarm. The suspect was wearing a hooded sweater or coat and was riding a bicycle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Max Bossence at or 519-436-6600 extension #8746. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

911 Hang-Up Calls

Chatham-Kent police continue receiving 911 hang-up calls.

The Emergency Communications Centre received 22 hang-up calls on Monday.

Police want to remind everyone that if you accidentally dial 911, please stay on the line because the call taker will assume it’s an emergency and will dispatch police if it’s a hang-up. Police said 911 hang-up calls consume considerable resources and are asking all cell phone users to lock their phones to prevent accidental calls.