CK police briefs – Thursday, November 12, 2020

Impaired driver arrested after hitting a tree

A 34-year-old Wallaceburg woman is facing an impaired driving charge after she allegedly drove her vehicle off the road and hit a tree in Chatham Wednesday afternoon.

Police said the crash took place on Prince Albert Road near McNaughton Avenue East.

Officers believed the woman had been driving under the influence of alcohol and she was arrested and taken to the hospital as a precaution.

After some breath tests were completed, the accused was charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit. She was later released with a future court date.


Tools, toy cars stolen

Chatham-Kent police are investigating after someone forced their way into a residence on Charing Cross Road earlier this week and took off with various tools and a Hot Wheels set.

Police said it’s believed the break-in took place sometime between 4:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, adding that the break-in caused about $500 in damage and the value of the stolen property is estimated at $750.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Joel Rehill at or 519-436-6600 extension #84994.

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


Blenheim man arrested in domestic violence case

A 43-year-old Blenheim man has been arrested and charged with domestic violence-related offences after police were called to disturbance at a residence in Blenheim Wednesday morning.

Police said their investigation showed that a verbal argument at the home had escalated to a physical altercation.

Officers said they also learned that it was not the first time this had happened during the couple’s relationship.

The accused was arrested, charged, and taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


Man charged with assault after disturbance call

A 30-year-old Chatham man is charged with assault in connection with a disturbance in Chatham involving a woman he knows.

Police said the incident took place Sunday night in Chatham, adding that they were able to locate the man Wednesday afternoon and arrested him at that time.

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


Chatham man out past his curfew

A 54-year-old Chatham man who was supposed to stay inside between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily is facing charges after he was allegedly caught cruising around at around 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Chatham-Kent police said an officer on general patrol made the arrest after stopping a vehicle on King Street West in Chatham that had an expired validation sticker.

The man who was arrested was charged with failing to comply with his release conditions and was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


Traffic stop in Dresden leads to arrest

A 30-year-old Dresden man is in trouble with the law after he was allegedly caught driving around with some break-in tools in his vehicle early Thursday morning.

Police said an officer on general patrol arrested the man after seeing a suspicious vehicle on Park Street.

The officer allegedly learned that the man was driving without a license and was in possession of some break-in tools.

As a result, he was arrested and charged accordingly.