CK police briefs – Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Teen charged with assault in Dover Township

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with assault and mischief after police were called to investigate a disturbance in Dover Township.

Police said they received the call late Tuesday afternoon, adding that the boy was later released from custody pending a future court date.


Intoxicated man found in stranger’s vehicle

A 50-year-old Chatham man has been arrested and charged after police said he was found sleeping in the passenger seat of a vehicle in Chatham Tuesday afternoon.

Police said the owner of the vehicle did not recognize the man.

The accused was charged with being intoxicated in a public place and was released once he sobered up.


Drivers charged after crashes in Wallaceburg, Dresden

Chatham-Kent police have charged two drivers following two separate collisions that both took place Tuesday night.

Police said the first crash involved three vehicles on Winterline Road near W. Lewis Line. Minor injuries were reported after that crash and the total damages were estimated at $20,000.

A 31-year-old Wallaceburg man was charged with careless driving in connection with the collision.

The second crash was a two-vehicle collision on North Street near Sydenham Street in Dresden.

No one was injured in that crash. The driver at fault was charged with making an unsafe move.

Police said they were also called to two collisions involving deer. Officers are reminding drivers to be on the lookout for wildlife, especially during dusk and dawn when they are more active.


Tools stolen from unlocked barn in Merlin

Chatham-Kent police are appealing to the public for tips as they investigate a break-in at a barn on Aberdeen Street in Merlin.

Police said someone entered the unlocked barn sometime late Monday night or early Tuesday morning and took off with about $2,500 worth of DeWalt tools.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Larry Johnson at or 519-436-6600 extension #87130.

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