CK police briefs – Thursday, May 14, 2020

Shoplifting complaint leads to multiple charges

Chatham-Kent police have arrested a 22-year-old Walpole Island man in connection with a shoplifting complaint at Walmart in Wallaceburg.

Police said they received the call Wednesday afternoon after a man allegedly selected several items in the store and then took off without paying for them.

The accused was arrested and charged with theft and possession of property obtained by crime. He was later released pending a future court date.


Accused credit card thief nabbed carrying suspected fentanyl

A 27-year-old Chatham man accused of stealing someone’s credit card and using it at several locations around town is facing charges now.

Chatham-Kent police said their investigation started after someone called officers to report that their vehicle had been broken into sometime late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning and someone had stolen their credit card.

Further investigation showed that the victim’s credit card was used at various locations in Chatham.

Officers were able to identify a suspect — who was also wanted on two outstanding warrants for similar offences — and arrested him in connection with the case. Police said they also found some suspected fentanyl on the man while they were arresting him.

The accused was charged with property and fraud-related offences, failing to comply with his release conditions, and drug possession. He was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


Van rollover leads to impaired driving charges

A 31-year-old Walpole Island man is facing several charges in connection with a rollover crash on Langstaff Line Wednesday night.

Police said they were called to investigate a report of a van driving through some fields on Whitebread Line and later learned that the van had been involved in a rollover crash.

Officers said they found the driver at a residence near the scene and he was later taken to the hospital for medical attention and then released.

Investigators believed that he was under the influence of alcohol, but the man allegedly refused to provide any breath tests.

As a result, the accused was charged with impaired driving, refusing to provide a breath sample, and dangerous driving. He was taken into police custody and set to be held pending a bail hearing.


Vehicle stolen from London shows up in Chatham

Chatham-Kent police have made an arrest after a vehicle that was reported stolen in London turned up in an alleyway in Chatham.

Police said an officer on general patrol found the vehicle just after 5 a.m. Thursday in an alleyway connecting Gray Street and Lorne Avenue.

The man in the driver’s seat was arrested in connection with the case and also allegedly had some stolen ID on him.

A 34-year-old Chatham man was charged with two counts of possession of property obtained by crime and was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.