CK police briefs – Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Man charged with drug possession after shoplifting complaint

A 37-year-old man is facing charges after police allegedly found some magic mushrooms and some stolen items on him while they were investigating a shoplifting complaint in Chatham.

Police said they were called to the Real Canadian Superstore in Chatham Monday morning and were able to find a suspect who fit the description.

While they were arresting him, the officers allegedly found some items on the man that were stolen from Shoppers Drug Mart along with some suspected psilocybin.

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


Dozens of speeders stopped during traffic blitz

Chatham-Kent police are trying to get the message across that “you can’t get caught speeding, if you don’t speed.”

Officers said members of their Traffic Unit stopped and charged 68 vehicles for speeding while they were out conducting speed enforcement on Pain Court Line, Fairview Line, McNaughton Avenue, and Longwoods Road on Monday.

Police also recently ticketed more than two dozen drivers in Tilbury during two days of speeding enforcement last week.


Vehicle scratcher arrested in Chatham

A 23-year-old man who allegedly “keyed” a vehicle at an apartment complex in Ridgetown is in more trouble now after he allegedly attempted to resist arrest.

Police said they caught up with the man in Chatham on Monday and when they were arresting him, the man allegedly attempted to elbow an officer in the face.

The man then allegedly took off running, but he was arrested a short distance away.

A 23-year-old Ridgetown man was then taken into custody and charged with mischief, uttering threats, resisting arrest, and escaping lawful custody.

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.


Slingshot used to break two windows

A 33-year-old Chatham man is charged with mischief after allegedly breaking two of his neighbour’s windows with a slingshot.

Police said they received the complaint Monday night, adding that the damage was estimated at $1,000.

The accused was arrested, charged, and released with conditions and a future court date.


Don’t leave pets in hot cars

Chatham-Kent police are reminding you to treat your pet like you treat your family — leave them at home where it’s cool and safe.

If you see a pet in a hot car, you should also call PAWR at 226-996-9969.