CK police briefs – Monday, March 23, 2020

UPDATE: Wallaceburg fire victim transferred to Toronto

Chatham-Kent police are releasing a few more details now about a ‘serious’ fire in Wallaceburg that sent a local man to the hospital with burns.

It was previously reported that first-responders were called to a home on Brownlee Crescent Saturday night, but police have now clarified that the initial call came in at around 7:30 p.m.

Officers said the homeowner was taken to the hospital in Wallaceburg first and then airlifted to a London hospital for medical attention. He was later transferred to a hospital in Toronto for further treatment.

The Ontario Fire Marshall attended the scene on Sunday and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Cole Abbott at or 519-380-6024.


Police arrest suspect after hit and run

A 27-year-old Wallaceburg man is facing multiple charges after a stolen pick-up truck carrying a stolen ATV crashed hit a hydro pole in Wallaceburg and then fled the scene.

Officers said they were called to the scene on Elgin Street near Creek Street at around 3 p.m. Sunday.

With the help of witnesses, officers were able to track the vehicle down on Book Street.

Police said the pick-up truck was stolen from Watford and the ATV was stolen from Sarnia.

A Wallaceburg man was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of stolen property, driving while under suspension, using plates not authorized for the vehicle, and failing to remain at the scene of a collision.

He was later released with conditions and a future court date.


Kicked-in vehicle light leads to charge

A 40-year-old Wallaceburg man is charged with mischief after allegedly smashing a light on someone’s vehicle in Wallaceburg.

Police said the vehicle was parked at a gas station at the time on Saturday afternoon, adding that it belongs to a woman who knows the man.

Investigators said the man kicked in one of the lights on her vehicle, adding officers were able to locate the suspect on Sunday night and arrested him.

He was charged with mischief and later released with a future court date.


Bothwell man busted for mischief, banned weapon

A 40-year-old Bothwell man is facing charges after allegedly damaging some items at a Chatham woman’s home.

Police said they were called to investigate the domestic disturbance Sunday night, adding that the man allegedly damaged some items in the woman’s home in Chatham during an argument.

Officers picked up the accused a short distance from the residence and arrested him. While they were arresting him, they also allegedly found a spring-loaded knife on him.

He was later charged with mischief and possession of a prohibited weapon and then released with a future court date.


Mobility scooter found near Chatham Casino

Chatham-Kent police are trying to return a red mobility scooter that turned up near the Cascades Casino in Chatham Sunday afternoon.

Police said anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Mike Taylor at or 519-436-6600 extension #87198. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.