CK police briefs – Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Another footprint trail leads police to suspect

A man accused of breaking into a garage on John Park Line just east of Wallaceburg and hitting the homeowner with a wooden board is facing a handful of charges now.

Chatham-Kent police said they were called to the scene for a break and enter in progress shortly after 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said their investigation showed that the homeowner was awoken by an alarm going off for his detached garage and was confronted by a man holding a knife when he went out to take a look.

The man then allegedly threatened the homeowner and hit him with a 2×4 before running away.

Officers were able to follow the man’s footprints in the snow, though, and found him just after 6 a.m. on Fraser Road.

When police were taking the man into custody, he allegedly resisted arrest and failed to identify himself to them. Police said they also found a flick knife on the man when they arrested him.

Officers said when they learned who the man was, they also connected him to a break-in at a barn on McGregor Line.

As a result of their investigation, police arrested a 41-year-old Thamesville man and charged him with two counts of break and enter along with one count each of uttering threats, assault with a weapon, weapons dangerous, obstructing police, unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon, and failing to comply with his release conditions.

He is set to be held in custody pending a future court date of February 12, 2021.


Man accused of assaulting girlfriend arrested

Chatham-Kent police have arrested a 41-year-old Wallaceburg man accused of assaulting his girlfriend and damaging her vehicle.

Police said they made the arrest after they were called to a domestic disturbance in Wallaceburg Tuesday afternoon.

When police were searching the man, they also allegedly found a knife on him, which was a violation of his release conditions.

As a result, the accused was charged with assault, mischief, and two counts of failing to comply with his probation order. He was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


Suspended driver uses brother’s name

A man who allegedly used his brother’s name in an attempt to trick police is facing multiple driving-related charges now.

Chatham-Kent police said the man — who was suspended from driving — was stopped by an officer on Jane Road at around 2 a.m. for a Highway Traffic Act violation and identified himself using his brother’s name.

When police learned the man’s true identity, they arrested him and charged him with obstructing police, driving while under suspension, and driving with an obstructed license plate.

He was later released pending a bail hearing.


Chatham woman arrested after police find meth, fentanyl

A 35-year-old Chatham woman has been arrested and charged with drug trafficking offences after police seized some suspected methamphetamine and fentanyl during a pair of searches in Chatham Tuesday night.

Police said they searched a residence and the homeowner’s vehicle and found approximately $2,700 worth of suspected drugs.

The accused was arrested, charged with two counts of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking, and released with a future court date.


Police investigating break-in at building under construction

Chatham-Kent police are appealing to the public for tips after someone broke into a building on Baldoon Road in Chatham and took off with some wire and copper piping.

Police said the building, which was under construction, was broken into sometime between 5 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Whoever broke in also caused about $3,000 in damage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Alena Fiala at or 519-436-6600 extension #87348.

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


Arrests on warrants

The law has come calling for three more Chatham-Kent residents who were all wanted for a variety of offences.

Police said they arrested a 28-year-old Chatham woman at a motel in Chatham Tuesday night who was wanted for breaching her probation, possession of a weapon, and property-related offences. She was later released pending a future court date.

A 49-year-old Chatham man who was wanted for breaching his probation and assault causing bodily harm was arrested on Bloomfield Road in Chatham just before 1 a.m. Wednesday. He was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.

And a 24-year-old Chatham man who was wanted in connection with a shoplifting investigation and for breaching his probation was arrested in downtown Chatham at around 4 a.m. Wednesday. Police said he was further charged with two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions and was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.