CK police briefs – Thursday, October 8, 2020

Traffic stop turns up wanted man

Chatham-Kent police have caught up with a 24-year-old Dresden man who was wanted for possession of stolen property.

Police said they pulled the man over on Wallace Street in Wallaceburg Wednesday afternoon and learned that not only was he wanted for being in possession of a stolen dirt bike, he was also suspended from driving for unpaid fines.

While the man was being arrested, police also allegedly found some suspected methamphetamine in his possession.

Police said further investigation showed that the vehicle didn’t have proper license plates and that there was cannabis in the vehicle.

The accused was charged with possession of property obtained by crime, drug possession, driving with cannabis readily available, driving while under suspension, using unauthorized license plates, and driving with no validation on the license plate.

He’s now facing a pair of court dates to answer to the charges.

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Woman charged after allegedly urinating in front of Wallaceburg business

A 35-year-old woman is facing a pair of charges after she allegedly urinated in front of a business in Wallaceburg and then spat at someone who confronted her about it.

Police said it’s believed the woman was under the influence of drugs at the time.

Officers were called to the scene on Dufferin Avenue Wednesday night.

Police said when the woman was approached by a concerned citizen, she allegedly yelled at them and then spat at them. The citizen was able to move out of the way to avoid being hit.

Officers found the accused a short distance away and arrested her. She’s now charged with committing an indecent act and assault.

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Two arrests on warrants

The law has come calling for a 60-year-old woman who was wanted by London police.

Chatham-Kent police said they arrested the woman in Bothwell late Wednesday afternoon and took her into custody with plans to transport her to London Thursday morning for court purposes.

A 34-year-old woman who was wanted for failing to comply with her release conditions has been arrested. Police said she was arrested early Thursday morning and was set to be held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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Fishing gear, winter tires, fuel stolen from garage in Harwich Township

Chatham-Kent police are appealing to the public for tips as they work to solve a break-in and theft from a garage on Blind Fourth Line.

Officers said someone broke into the building either late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning and took off with some fishing gear, a set of winter tires, and some fuel from an outdoor tank.

The total value of the theft is estimated at $3,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Cheryl McVicar at cherylm@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #85018. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.