CK police briefs — Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Roughly $10,000 worth of goods including two e-bikes and 12 chargers were taken from Chatham E-Bikes on Grand Avenue, in Chatham

Police Investigating Collision in Chatham

Police in Chatham-Kent are investigating a three-vehicle crash in Chatham.

Police said the collision happened on St. Clair Street between Regency Drive and Pioneer Line Monday around 10:30 a.m. A 71-year-old Chatham woman was taken to the hospital with what police believed to be minor injuries, but was then transferred to Windsor for further medical attention. The other two drivers were not physically hurt. Damage is estimated at $60,000.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Constable Dan Carroll at dancar@chatham-kent.ca or 519-355-1092.

Man Charged with Assault

Assault charges have been laid against a 23-year-old Chatham man following a domestic dispute at an apartment in Chatham.

Police said an argument escalated into a physical altercation Monday afternoon at an unspecified address.

Collision leads to Impaired Driving Charges

A Chatham man has been charged with drunk driving after hitting another vehicle in Chatham and taking off.

Officers responded to the crash on Wellington Street West near Raleigh Street Monday afternoon and were provided with a description of the suspect vehicle and licence plate. Police found the registered owner of the suspect vehicle in an alley behind a home on Grey Street but the man denied being involved in the crash and ran into his house.

Officers spotted the suspect vehicle in the man’s backyard with visible damage and paint transfer from the collision.

The suspect eventually came out as the vehicle was being towed away and was arrested because the officer believed he had been driving while under the influence of alcohol.

The 35-year-old was taken to police headquarters for breath tests and was charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit and failing to remain at the scene of a collision.

His vehicle was also impounded for seven days.

Man Charged with being Intoxicated in a Public Place

A suspicious person sleeping in the bushes of a property on Queen Street in Chatham has led to charges.

Officers discovered the man Monday afternoon and arrested him for being intoxicated in a public place. The 31-year-old Blenheim man was charged and released when he sobered up.

Man Charged with Break and Enter

Police have laid break and enter charges against a teen after he broke into a Chatham business.

Investigators reported an 18-year-old man of no fixed address entered the fenced compound at Access Storage on Richmond Street in Chatham Saturday morning and forced his way into 10 storage units.

Total damage is estimated at $230 and approximately $700 worth of items were stolen.

Police used video surveillance to identify the man responsible for the break and enter and arrested him Monday night. He has been charged with 11 counts of break and enter.

Mischief to School in Pain Court

Chatham-Kent police are searching for whoever keeps damaging a school in Pain Court.

Police said someone broke a window at Ecole Sainte Catherine over the weekend and threw paint inside a classroom causing $200 in damage. Somebody also forced their way into a storage shed on the property last month and caused about $100 in damage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Derek Shaw at dereks@chatham-kent.ca or 519-358-4136. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Theft of Tools in Charing Cross

Police are also looking for some tool thieves in Charing Cross.

Sometime in the past month, someone entered an unlocked shed on Meadowview Avenue and stole various tools valued at approximately $700.

Contact Constable Don Letourneau at donaldl@chatham-kent.ca if you have any information or call 519-436-6600 extension #87074. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Police Investigating Fraud

Chatham-Kent police are looking for the public’s help to identify a man regarding a fraud investigation in Chatham.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Ryan Gardiner ryang@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87305.  Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).