CK police briefs – Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Woman accused of yelling at property manager, resisting arrest

A 58-year-old Chatham woman who was arrested last week for allegedly threatening an employee at the property management company that oversees her apartment building is in more trouble now.

Chatham-Kent police said the woman was released from custody on October 8, adding that one of the conditions of her release was that she wasn’t allowed to communicate with the property manager.

However, officers said the woman allegedly approached that manager outside of a local variety store Tuesday afternoon and started yelling at her.

Police were then called in to investigate and started to arrest the woman a short distance away on Lacroix Street.

When the woman was being arrested, she allegedly kicked and punched the officer who was taking her into custody.

She was eventually taken to police headquarters and charged with failing to comply with her release conditions, resisting arrest, and assaulting police.


Crash leads to impaired driving charge

A 57-year-old Chatham man is facing an impaired driving charge in connection with a Tuesday afternoon crash on Grand Avenue in Chatham.

Police said they were called to the scene between Woods Street and Churchill Street, adding that the driver failed to remain at the scene.

Officers were able to locate a suspect a short distance away and believed he had been driving under the influence of alcohol, so they arrested him and took him back to police headquarters for breath tests.

The accused was later charged with having a blood alcohol content over the legal limit and then released pending a future court date.


Ridgetown woman accused of filing a false report

A 35-year-old Ridgetown woman is charged with public mischief after she allegedly called police to file a false report about her ex-husband.

Officers said the woman called police at around 3 a.m. Wednesday to report a break-and-enter in progress involving her husband, but when investigators arrived, they learned that the allegations were false.

As a result, the woman who made the call was arrested and charged. She was later released with a future court date.


Intoxicated man arrested after yelling at customers

A 36-year-old Chatham man spent the night in police custody after he was allegedly spotted yelling at customers inside a store on St. Clair Street in Chatham on Tuesday.

Police said they were called in Tuesday night and found the man, who was allegedly unable to care for himself.

Officers took him into custody for his own safety and charged him with being intoxicated in a public place. He was released Wednesday morning after he sobered up.


ATV, weigh scales reported stolen from barn and grain bin office

Chatham-Kent police are investigating after someone broke into a barn on Orford Road in Thamesville and took off with an ATV and some other equipment.

Police said the break-in took place sometime between 8 p.m. Sunday and 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Officers said the unknown suspect(s) entered the barn first and stole a dark green 2017 Honda T8C ATV and then forced their way into a nearby grain bin office and took off with an Acculab Vicon scale, a Freshco Kitchen scale, and a Labtronics model 919 moisture detector.

The total value of the damage is estimated at $500 and the total value of the stolen property is estimated at $9,500.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Corey Aitken at or 519-436-6600 extension #87322.

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


Two wanted men arrested

Chatham-Kent police have caught up with two more people who made it to their wanted list.

A 30-year-old Tilbury man who was wanted for domestic-related offences and failing to comply with his release conditions was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Tilbury.

And a 53-year-old Chatham man who was wanted for some domestic-related offences was arrested during a traffic stop on Princess Street in Chatham late Tuesday afternoon.

Both of the accused were taken into custody pending bail hearings.