CK police briefs – Friday, July 24, 2020

Police find fentanyl on man wanted for wallet theft

A 35-year-old Chatham man has been arrested after he allegedly stole someone’s wallet and used their bank card to buy groceries.

Police said the wallet was stolen from a home in Chatham last weekend, adding that officers were able to identify a suspect by reviewing video surveillance.

Officers located the suspect Thursday night and arrested him. While police were searching the accused, they allegedly found some suspected fentanyl on him.

That discovery — and where he was found — ended up being two more strikes against the man because police said he had previously been released from custody with conditions that required him not to attend that specific property or to possess any drugs.

The accused was arrested and charged with theft, possession of property obtained by crime, and two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions. He was also taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


Teen girl charged with assault

A 14-year-old girl is in trouble with the law after a family dispute in Thamesville area turned violent.

Police said they were called to a home there Thursday night and learned that a youth in the home had allegedly assaulted a family member.

As a result, a youth was arrested and charged with assault. She was later released to a family member in London and will be required to answer to the charge in court in September.


Heated argument sparks alleged assault

Two people are facing charges after an argument between a man and a woman in Chatham escalated into an alleged assault.

Police said they found the pair when they were investigating a disturbance on Grand Avenue Thursday night.

While they were investigating, police said they learned that a man had punched a woman in the face after a verbal argument got physical. Officers said both of the people involved know each other.

The woman who was allegedly assaulted is also in trouble, though, because she was out past her curfew at the time.

Police said a 22-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with assault in connection with the case and a 19-year-old woman was charged with failing to comply with her curfew.

Both of the accused were later released with a future court date.


Charge follows crash in Chatham

A 25-year-old man accused of pulling out into traffic a little too quickly has been charged in connection with a two-vehicle crash in Chatham.

Police said they were called to the scene on Park Avenue East between Lisgar Street and Peter Street Thursday night.

A 31-year-old man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries as a result of the crash, which caused about $6,000 in damage.

A 25-year-old man was charged with failing to yield from a private driveway in connection with the incident.


Report of erratic ATVs leads to charges

A 17-year-old girl and a 39-year-old man are both charged after police pulled over two ATVs in Wallaceburg Thursday night.

Police said at around 9 p.m. Thursday, they received a report of two ATVs driving erratically.

Officers pulled the ATVs over on Bridle Path Road and two Wallaceburg residents were charged with driving without license plates.


Crash serves as reminder to watch for wildlife

Chatham-Kent police are reminding drivers to watch for wildlife out on the roads — especially during dusk, dawn, and after dark.

Officers are issuing the latest reminder on that after a driver hit a deer on Pine Line near Bear Line Road at around 11 p.m. Thursday.

Police said the driver wasn’t physically injured as a result of the crash, but the damage was estimated at $6,000.

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