CK police briefs- Sunday, February 21, 2021

Traffic stop leads to firearm charges 

Two people from Chatham are facing charges after a traffic stop early Sunday morning that turned up a firearm.

It started around 1 a.m. when officers observed a vehicle that was known to be involved in ongoing criminal activity.

Police conducted a traffic stop and located a crossbow, BB guns and a loaded .22 rifle in the vehicle. The two occupants, a 34-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman, were arrested for firearms offences. The man was also found to be breaching his curfew and was the suspect in multiple theft investigations.

In addition, officers located a large amount of other property in the vehicle that is believed to be stolen. The property was seized and both suspects were taken to police headquarters and held for bail.


Pair arrested after break-in and assault

A man and woman will have to go before a judge after an incident in Thamesville.

Around 5:30 a.m. Sunday, police responded to a break and enter call. The victim told officers that her ex-boyfriend and his friend had just broken into her home, assaulted her, and left with their baby.

Police were able to locate the 21-year-old ex-boyfriend and his 19-year-old female friend shortly after. The pair were arrested for break and enter and assault.

According to police, the baby was located safe and returned to the mother. Both suspects were released with a future court date next month.


Warrant arrest and drug seizure 

Around 2:30 p.m on Saturday, Chatham-Kent police in Wallaceburg initiated a traffic stop on McNaughton Avenue.

Officers learned that the 24-year-old woman driving the vehicle was wanted by Chatham-Kent OPP and she was placed under arrest. While searching the woman, police located an amount of suspected methamphetamine.

As a result, the Wallaceburg woman was charged accordingly and released with a future court date. Chatham-Kent police then transported the woman to Chatham-Kent OPP for her to deal with her warrant.


Dangerous conditions

Police say they have responded to several calls of collisions and vehicles falling through the ice on the rivers of Chatham-Kent.

As a result, Chatham-Kent police are reminding motorists to use caution and look out for open water and other drivers when they are out.