CK police briefs – Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Crash near Bothwell cemetery leads to drug charges

A 57-year-old Bothwell woman is facing impaired driving and drug-related charges after police allegedly found some cocaine while they were responding to a single-vehicle crash near the cemetery in Bothwell.

Chatham-Kent police said while they were investigating the crash, which took place at around 5 p.m. Monday, they believed the driver was under the influence of a drug, so they took her back to police headquarters where a Drug Recognition Expert saw her and agreed with that assessment.

When police searched the woman, they also allegedly found some suspected cocaine on her.

The accused was charged with impaired driving and drug possession and was later released with a future court date.


Man who ditched girlfriend charged with impaired driving

Chatham-Kent police have arrested a 57-year-old Windsor man who allegedly left his girlfriend on the side of the road Monday night.

Police said they were called to the area of Rivard Line in Dover Township at around 7 p.m. Tuesday and found the woman, who was then taken to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance for medical attention.

Officers said they found her boyfriend at a nearby trailer park and believed he had been driving under the influence of alcohol.

The man was taken to police headquarters for breath tests and then charged with having a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit.

The accused was later released pending a future court date.


Break-in at Goodwill in Chatham

A 37-year-old Chatham man is facing charges after he was allegedly caught breaking into Goodwill Industries on National Road in Chatham at around 12 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said they found the man on the property after receiving a call about a break and enter in progress.

When officers were searching the man, they allegedly found some stolen property in his possession along with a full face mask, some gloves, a flashlight, some wire cutters, and suspected methamphetamine.

The accused was charged with break and enter, possession of property obtained by crime, possession of break-in instruments, and drug possession.

He was set to be held in custody pending a bail hearing.


Canoe stolen from Children’s Safety Village

Chatham-Kent police are investigating after someone stole a green 13′ Nova Craft trapper canoe from the Chatham-Kent Children’s Safety Village on Fargo Road.

Police said it’s believed someone stole it from a building on the property sometime between 6 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday.

The stolen canoe is valued at approximately $1,500.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Marlene MacLennan at or 519-436-6600 extension #85934.


Can you identify this man?

Chatham-Kent police are looking for your help to identify the man pictured below in connection with a shoplifting incident at Walmart in Wallaceburg Monday night.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Kyle Blommers or 519-436-6600 extension #87286.


Brick thrown at CKPS headquarters

A 48-year-old man is charged with mischief after he allegedly smashed a glass door at police headquarters in Chatham by throwing a brick through it.

Officers said at around 3:30 p.m. Monday, the man allegedly threw the brick at a door on the south side of the building.

He was later arrested, charged, and held in custody pending a bail hearing.


Laptop stolen from Wallaceburg Museum

Chatham-Kent police are appealing to the public as they investigate a break-in at the Wallaceburg Museum where someone stole a laptop computer.

Police said officers responded to an alarm at the Wallaceburg Museum on King Street at around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Kyle Blommers at or 519-436-6600 extension #87286.

Anonymous callers with information on any crime above can also submit a tip to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.


Damaged door, domestic disturbance leads to arrest

A 37-year-old Chatham man has been charged with mischief in connection with a domestic incident at a residence in Chatham Township.

Chatham-Kent police said they were called in to investigate a domestic disturbance Monday night, adding that by the time officers arrived, the man had left the residence in a woman’s vehicle.

Officers said through their investigation, they learned that the man had allegedly damaged a door in the home over the weekend.

He was arrested in Tilbury, charged with mischief and later released with conditions and a future court date.