CK police briefs – Friday, November 13, 2020

Man banned from Chatham-Kent spotted driving in the area

A 33-year-old Sarnia man who was previously ordered to stay out of Chatham-Kent is in more trouble with police now after he was allegedly spotted driving in Chatham Thursday night.

Chatham-Kent police said the man was released from the court in September 2018 with several conditions, one of which was that he was banned from being in Chatham-Kent except to attend court or when travelling through on Highway 401.

Police said an officer on general patrol allegedly saw the man driving on Park Street in Chatham at around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, though, so he was stopped and arrested.

The accused was later charged with failing to comply with his release conditions and then released with a future court date.


Trailer stolen from roadside after flat tire

Chatham-Kent police are asking you to be on the lookout for a 2014 Keystone Sprinter 32’ trailer that was reported stolen from the side of the road after it got a flat tire Thursday afternoon.

Police said the trailer’s owner was towing it on Bradley Line at around 12 p.m. Thursday when it got a flat tire. The owner then left the trailer parked on Town Line Road while he drove into Tilbury to get the tire fixed.

When he got back at around 3 p.m. Thursday, though, the trailer was gone.

It’s valued at approximately $40,000 and was last seen with Ontario license plate K65 502.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Nicole Bechard at or 519-436-6600 extension #87057 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


Electronics reported stolen from Chatham apartment

Chatham-Kent police are investigating after someone broke into an apartment on Delaware Avenue in Chatham and took off with a PlayStation 3 console and controller.

Police said it’s believed the break-in took place between 5 p.m. Wednesday and 4 p.m. Thursday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Chris Reynolds at or 519-436-6600 extension #87337. You can also submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers.


Pickup truck stolen in Dover Township

Chatham-Kent police are trying to track down a brown 2015 Ford F-150 that was reported stolen from a residence on Seys Line.

Police said it was taken shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday, adding that it was last seen with Ontario license plates 351 4FS.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Jennifer Jacobson at or 519-436-6600 extension #87212. You can also submit a tip to Crime Stoppers and may be eligible for a cash reward.


Charges laid after three separate crashes

Chatham-Kent police were busy on local roadways Thursday, responding to a handful of crashes across the municipality.

Police said they were called to a single-vehicle collision in the area of Erie Street North in Merlin Thursday morning. In that case, the driver lost control of his vehicle before going off the road and hitting a speed limit sign, then a tree.

A 37-year-old Merlin man was charged with careless driving in connection with the investigation.

In a separate two-vehicle crash — also Thursday morning — police charged a 70-year-old Tilbury woman with failing to yield the right of way. Officers said that collision was on Canal Street West in Tilbury.

The third collision was on St. Clair Street near Pioneer Line in Chatham Thursday night.

Officers said two vehicles were involved in the crash, adding that no injuries were reported but the damage was estimated at $10,000.

A 74-year-old Chatham woman was charged with failing to stop for a red light.

In addition to those three crashes, police were called to two different collisions involving deer.

No injuries were reported in connection with those collisions, but police are urging drivers to use caution when travelling during dusk and dawn hours.