CK police briefs – Wednesday, March 18, 2020

St. Patrick’s Day RIDE checks

Chatham-Kent police officers conducted RIDE spot checks in Chatham, Louisville, and Wallaceburg on Tuesday night.

A total of 380 vehicles were stopped, and one person was arrested for driving while under suspension.

Two roadside tests were administered, but no one was charged with impaired driving.

Windsor driver charged following Hwy. 401 crash

A 34-year-old from Windsor has been charged with careless driving and driving while under suspension following a single-vehicle crash on Highway 401, near the Kent Bridge Road exit.

Provincial police said the crash happened around 2 a.m. on March 14. Officers said the vehicle spun out and hit the centre cable wire before entering the north ditch.

The 34-year-old driver has a court date set for April 29.

Impaired driving charge laid 

A 42-year-old man from Oakville has been charged with operating a vehicle while impaired after OPP stopped an erratic driver on Highway 40, north of Chatham.

Police said a vehicle was stopped along the highway on March 15, around 1:56 a.m. The driver was arrested after he allegedly failed a roadside breathalyzer test.

The 42-year-old will have to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Chatham on April 8 to answer to the charge.

Woman breaches curfew

A Blenheim woman is in trouble with police for being out past her daily curfew.

Police said the woman was released from custody back in February with several conditions, including one to obey a daily curfew of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

On Friday, March 13, officers went to her home around 11 p.m. and learned she was not home.

The 28-year-old located the next morning and has been charged with failing to comply with her release conditions, and was released pending a future court date.

Man charged with assault

Chatham-Kent police have charged a man after an argument allegedly turned violent.

Police were called to a disturbance in the area of Cornhill Street and Sheldon Avenue in Chatham last night.

Officers said a 33-year-old man assaulted his girlfriend during a verbal argument.

He was charged with assault and released pending a future court date.

Man arrested on outstanding warrants

OPP have located a man wanted in connection with gas drive-offs.

The 44-year-old from Walpole Island was arrested and transported to Chatham-Kent for court purposes yesterday.

He was released pending a future court date.

Stolen truck in Thamesville

A dark grey 2018 Ford F-150 pick-up truck was taken from a residence on Ann Street in Thamesville.

Police said it was stolen sometime between Monday at 7 p.m. and Monday at 12:30 p.m.

The truck was last seen with Ontario license plates 77FR18.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-436-6600 extension #87322, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Theft of tools in Chatham

Chatham-Kent police are investigating after various tools were stolen sometime late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

The tools were taken from an unlocked garage on King Street West in Chatham.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police 519-436-6600 extension #87290, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Theft from storage unit in Chatham

Police are investigating after a television and box of watches are missing from a storage unit on Richmond Street in Chatham.

Officers said they were stolen sometime over the past week.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-436-6600 extension #87343, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Motor vehicle collision in Wheatley

Damage is estimated at $10,000 following a two-vehicle collision on Erie Street North near Talbot Road in Wheatley.

Police said no one was injured and a 59-year-old man was charged with making a turn not in safety.