CK police briefs – Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Man banned from driving tased and arrested

A 27-year-old Wallaceburg man who wasn’t supposed to be driving is facing multiple charges after allegedly failing to stop for police twice — first in a vehicle and then on foot.

Police said an officer on general patrol attempted to pull the man over after seeing him driving a vehicle on Murray Street in Wallaceburg Tuesday night.

Officers said the man didn’t stop right away, though, he allegedly continued driving until he pulled up in a driveway on Victoria Street.

At that point, the man allegedly took off running and resisted arrest. As a result, an officer used a taser on the man before taking him into custody.

The accused was charged with flight from police, resisting arrest, driving while prohibited, and driving while suspended for unpaid fines.

He was later released with conditions and a future court date.

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Can you identify this man?

Chatham-Kent police are asking for the public’s help to identify the man pictured below in connection with a fraud investigation in Wallaceburg.

Anyone with information should contact Constable Ryan Gardiner at ryang@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87305. You can also submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Break-in call leads to two arrests

A 38-year-old man and a 40-year-old man are both facing charges after police were called in to investigate a break-in at a residence in Chatham Tuesday night.

Police said the 38-year-old man was initially accused of breaking into the home, but officers later learned that the homeowner had lied to them about some details of the incident.

Investigators said as a result, the 38-year-old man was not charged with break and enter, but he was charged with drug possession for the purpose of trafficking because officers found some suspected methamphetamine, purple fentanyl, and two sets of scales and two cell phones in his possession.

The homeowner, a 40-year-old Chatham man, was also arrested in connection with the case and charged with public mischief.

Both of the accused were later released pending future court dates.

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Glass panels smashed at bank

A 46-year-old man of no fixed address is charged with mischief after he allegedly took a baseball bat to three glass panels near an ATM machine at a local bank.

Chatham-Kent police said the man allegedly walked into a bank on King Street in Chatham early Friday morning and smashed the panels with the bat, causing more than $5,000 in damage.

The accused was identified with the assistance of video surveillance and was later arrested, charged, and then released pending a future court date.

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Tools, van reported stolen

Chatham-Kent police are investigating after someone broke into a garage and a home on Hughes Road in Dresden and took off with a red 2019 Dodge Caravan and about $4,500 worth of various tools.

Police said whoever broke in, forced their way into the garage sometime between 11 p.m. Monday and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Investigators said it’s believed the culprit grabbed the tools from the garage and then broke into a home on the same property to grab the keys for the van, which also had the homeowner’s purse inside.

The van was last seen with Ontario licence plates CHEH 986.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Ken Lauzon at kenla@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #7116.

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Gaming systems, Google Chromebook stolen

CK police are also investigating a break-in on Tecumseh Road in Chatham.

Officers said in that case, police responded to a residential alarm Tuesday afternoon, adding that whoever broke in took off with some US currency, a PS4 gaming system, an Xbox One gaming system, a Google Chromebook, and some personal identification.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Trevor Biskey at trevorb@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87311.

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Apple computer, jewelry targeted during break-in

Chatham-Kent police are trying to track down some leads as they investigate a break-in on McNaughton Avenue East in Chatham and they could use your help.

Police said they are looking for tips after someone broke into a home on that street sometime between Monday and Tuesday and took off with an Apple computer, a jewelry box, and a microphone.

The damage caused by the break-in is estimated at $100 and the total value of the stolen items is estimated at $900.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Paul Hendrie at paulh@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87138.

Anyone with information on any of the crimes listed above can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Domestic assault charges

A 25-year-old Blenheim man is charged with three counts of assault after police were called to investigate a domestic disturbance in Chatham Tuesday afternoon.

Police said through their investigation, they learned that a verbal argument had escalated to a physical altercation, adding that it was not the first incident of domestic violence between the couple.

The accused was arrested, charged, and later released pending a future court date.