CK police briefs – Thursday, June 25, 2020

Assault investigation turns up illegal drugs

A Wallaceburg man is facing multiple drug possession charges after police allegedly found some suspected crystal methamphetamine, fentanyl and hydromorphone on him while he was being arrested for assault.

Police said officers made the arrest after they were called in to investigate a disturbance between two men Wednesday morning. Officers said the two men know each other.

One of the men involved in the incident was arrested and charged with assault and while police were searching him, they allegedly found the drugs.

Police said as a result, a 28-year-old Wallaceburg man was additionally charged with three counts of drug possession. He was later released with conditions and a future court date.


Man in crisis taken to CKHA

Police are investigating after a man in crisis ran through traffic in the area of Grand Avenue and St. Clair Street in Chatham on Thursday.

Police said there was a struggle after officers tried to apprehend the man for his own safety. He was taken to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance for an assessment.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. John DeForest at or 519-436-6600 extension 627.  Anonymous calls can also be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


Police find suspected fentanyl during arrest

A 31-year-old Chatham man who was already wanted for court purposes is facing a drug charge now, too.

Chatham-Kent police said they took custody of the man from another jurisdiction Wednesday afternoon and while they were searching him, they found a baggie on him that had some suspected fentanyl inside.

The accused was charged with drug possession and has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.


Passports, stereo, valuables stolen during break-in

Chatham-Kent police are investigating a break-in at a residence on Jacob Road in Chatham.

Police said someone forced their way into the home sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesday and took off with the homeowner’s passports, jewellery, cash, and stereo equipment.

The damage caused by the break-in was estimated at $500 and the total value of the stolen items is around $3,600.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Jason Williams at or 519-436-6600 extension #87224.

Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.


Late night stroll ends in arrest

A 40-year-old Chatham man who was supposed to stay inside overnight is in more trouble with police after officers allegedly spotted him out for a walk after dark.

Police said the man was released from the court back in February with several conditions, including a daily curfew of 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.

However, an officer on general patrol reportedly saw the man walking on Duluth Street in Chatham at around 10 p.m. Wednesday.

As a result, the man was arrested and charged with failing to comply with his release conditions. He was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


Ex-boyfriend’s threats lead to charges

A 24-year-old Chatham man is charged with uttering threats and failing to comply with his release conditions after allegedly contacting his ex-girlfriend even though he had been ordered to stop talking to her.

Police said the man was released from court earlier this month and one of the conditions was that he was not supposed to communicate with his ex.

Officers said they were notified that Wednesday night, the man called the woman and threatened her and also tried to video chat her through Facebook messenger several times.

Police were able to track him down and took him into custody pending a bail hearing.


More speeders stopped in Chatham-Kent

Another day, another speed enforcement campaign stopping speeders in the area.

Chatham-Kent police said during the latest blitz — this time on Bear Line Road on Wednesday — officers stopped eight drivers and charged them with speeding.

A 29-year-old Blenheim man was also charged with driving while under suspension.

During a separate stop, police pulled over a vehicle that was seen travelling at a high rate of speed on Talbot Road East in Wheatley.

Police said the driver — a 51-year-old London man — was recorded going 104 kilometres per hour in a posted 60km/h zone. As a result, he was issued a speeding ticket for $329 and four demerit points.