CK police briefs – Thursday, March 19, 2020

Taser used after suspect assaults officer

A Chatham man is in trouble with police after allegedly trying to flee while he was being arrested.

Police were called to Canadian Tire in Chatham for a shoplifting incident Wednesday afternoon.

The suspect allegedly became aggressive and uncooperative while being arrested and assaulted an officer while trying to run away.

Police said as a store employee offered to help police, a taser was used on the suspect to ensure public safety. No one was injured and the man was taken into custody.

A 37-year-old man has been charged with theft, being in possession of stolen property, and assault police. He was released pending a future court date.

Traffic stop leads to impaired arrest

A Delaware Nation man is facing charges after Chatham-Kent OPP received a traffic complaint.

Police pulled over a vehicle on Tuesday at around 1:13 a.m. and learned that the driver had been drinking.

Officers issued a roadside breathalyzer, which he allegedly failed.

A 24-year-old has been charged with the operation of a motor vehicle while impaired and was released from police custody with a scheduled court date.

Police are reminding residents that if they suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired by drugs or alcohol, they should call 911 immediately.

OPP look for vehicle following Hwy. 40 crash

Chatham-Kent OPP are looking for a third vehicle that may have been involved in a collision on Highway 40, by the Highway 401 overpass.

Police said officers were called to a two-vehicle crash on Thursday morning, around 7 a.m. It’s believed a third vehicle that was pulling a small utility trailer may have also been involved in the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Novice driver charged

Chatham-Kent OPP are reminding the public that novice drivers and those 21-years-old and under must not have any alcohol in their system while behind the wheel.

The reminder comes after a novice driver was stopped on Highway 40, north of Chatham on March 18.

Police said a 20-year-old from Wallaceburg was stopped for allegedly speeding on the highway around 3:16 p.m. After taking a roadside test, the driver reportedly registered above zero.

The 20-year-old was then charged with having a blood alcohol concentration above zero as a novice driver and speeding. Police said the driver was also issued a mandatory three-day licence suspension.

Man breaches release conditions

A Chatham man has been arrested and charged with failing to comply with his release conditions.

Police said the 33-year-old was released from custody Tuesday night after being charged with domestic-related assault.

One of his release conditions was to not communicate with a specific Chatham woman.

Wednesday morning, officers were called to a disturbance in the area of Princess Street and Colborne Street and allegedly saw the man and woman together, so they arrested him.

He was released pending a future court date.

Theft of tools in Tilbury

Sometime over the past couple of days, various tools were stolen from a shed on Mill Street East in Tilbury.

Police said the value of the tools that were taken is approximately $2,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-436-6600 extension #87108 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Break and enter in Thamesville

Medication and cash are missing from an unlocked residence after a break-in on Priscilla Street in Thamesville.

Police said the break and enter happened sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-436-6600 extension #87200 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Fraud Warning

Chatham-Kent police are advising residents of a telephone scam.

The caller will say that your VISA card has been compromised and in order to resolve the issue, they need your VISA card number and personal information.

If you receive a call like that, hang up and do not provide them with any information.

To report a suspicious call, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at