CK police briefs- Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Man charged with resisting arrest 

A Chatham man is facing seven charges after a foot chase that started with him allegedly assaulting police.

The incident happened Tuesday afternoon when an officer on patrol spotted a man driving on Charing Cross Road. The man was known to be a suspended driver.

Police followed the vehicle as it parked in front of an apartment complex in Charing Cross and eventually arrested the driver. The man is accused of resisting arrest by pushing the officer before running away.

During the foot chase, the man turned to the officer in an aggressive manner. The officer used a taser and was able to arrest the man and take him into custody. While searching the man, police found suspected crystal meth.

The 31-year-old was charged with resisting arrest, assaulting police, driving while disqualified, drug possession, driving with no insurance, using plates not authorized for the vehicle, and driving while under suspension.

He was released with a future court date and his vehicle was impounded for 45 days.


Drug charges after traffic stop

A traffic stop has led to a handful of charges for a 63-year-old Ridgetown man.

Police initiated the stop around 1 a.m. Wednesday for a traffic violation on Craven Drive in Chatham.

Through investigation, the officer learned that the driver was wanted on several outstanding warrants. He was also found in possesion of suspected crystal meth, cocaine, and cannabis.

As a result, the man was also charged with two counts of drug possession. He was eventually released from custody with a future court date.


Multiple people arrested on outstanding warrants 

Police were able to nab four people wanted on outstanding warrants in Chatham-Kent.

Early Tuesday morning, officers located a man in the area of Lacroix Street and Lorne Avenue in Chatham. He was wanted for theft under $5,000 and failing to comply with his release conditions.

The 34-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and then released with a future court date.

Then around 9:30 a.m., an officer in Chatham spotted a suspicious woman on Harvey Street who was trying to avoid police.

The officer identified her and learned she was wanted for fraud-related offences and failing to comply with release conditions.

The 36-year-old Chatham woman was arrested and released with a future court date.

On Tuesday afternoon, police were able to locate a man in Chatham who was wanted for several offences related to a family dispute in addition to failing to comply with release conditions and not attending court.

The 26-year-old Chatham man was taken into police custody and eventually released with a future court date.

Lastly, on Tuesday evening, officers arrested a man in Wallaceburg who was wanted on several outstanding warrants.

The 29-year-old Walpole Island man was also charged with being in possesion of suspected fentanyl.

He is being held in custody pending a bail hearing.


Smashed windows in Harwich

Police are looking for tips after some mischief took place in Harwich Township.

Police say sometime over the weekend, an unknown suspect or suspects smashed the windows out of three tractors, two vehicles and a home under renovation on Talbot Trail.

Total damage is pegged at around $5,000. Anyone with information is asked to call police or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.