CK police briefs – Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Speeding driver runs from police 

A man is facing several charges after allegedly trying to get away from police in Chatham.

According to police, around 9 p.m. Monday, an officer on general patrol in the city noticed a car driving at a high rate of speed on Grand Avenue West.

When the driver turned onto St. Clair Street, the officer tried to pull the car over, but the man allegedly continued driving through the Forest Street area, even disobeying a stop sign at one point.

The vehicle eventually came to a stop behind a residence on Selkirk Street and the occupants allegedly fled on foot.

The driver was taken into custody and police say they found some drug paraphernalia and two cell phones in his possession. Through investigation, police learned that he was on conditions not to possess more than one cell phone or drug paraphernalia.

The 33-year-old Chatham man was charged with dangerous driving, flight from police, driving while under suspension and failing to comply with his release conditions. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

His vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded for seven days.


Man charged after dispute turns physical 

A man from Windsor will have to answer to charges after a violent altercation in Wallaceburg.

It started on Sunday night when a verbal argument between a man and a woman allegedly turned physical while the pair was at the woman’s apartment.

Police said they found the man in Wallaceburg Monday afternoon and arrested him. While police were searching him, officers also allegedly found some suspected psilocybin (magic mushrooms).

The 22-year-old from Windsor has been charged with assault, assault causing bodily harm and drug possession.  He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.


Multiple thefts across CK

Chatham-Kent police are looking for information from the public after a couple of separate thefts in the municipality.

Sometime between 6 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. Monday, an unknown suspect or suspects stole an orange 1983 Honda 350R dirt bike from the backyard of a residence on Grand Avenue East in Chatham.

The dirt bike is valued around $1,200.

Police said someone also entered an unlocked garage Grand Avenue East, between 8 p.m. Sunday and 5:45 a.m. Monday, and stole a blue and white 2017 Yamaha ZSC ATV.

The value of the theft is estimated at around $25,000. The ATV was last seen with Ontario license plate 6RW21.

Lastly, someone took off with a TV from a Wallaceburg home at around 9 p.m. Monday night, waking up the homeowner in the process.

According to police, an unknown man forced his way into a residence on John Park Line, causing about $300 in damage. Once inside, the suspect stole a 55” Samsung Smart TV valued at $900.

The homeowner was awoken by the noise and saw the man leaving in a silver four-door Volkswagen Jetta.

The suspect is described as a white man in his mid-30s, who was approximately 5’6” with a medium build.  He was last seen wearing a light grey zip-up sweater, black jeans, a ball cap, a black ski mask and black gloves.

Anyone with information on any of the thefts is asked to call Chatham-Kent police at 519-436-6600 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.


Man charged with failing to comply 

A man is facing a pair of charges after police allegedly caught him breaching his probation order in Chatham.

According to police, on Monday night officers responded to the report of a suspicious man in a store on St. Clair Street.

The man left before police arrived, but officers were able to obtain a physical description of the suspect.

Police were able to locate the man a short distance away while he was riding his bike. Officers later learned that he was currently bound by conditions not to attend the store.

The 29-year-old, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with failing to comply with his probation order. He was also charged with breaching his probation order in relation to a separate incident that took place in Chatham on Saturday.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.


Collision on McDougall Line

A 23-year-old Windsor man has been charged with careless driving, but no injuries are being reported after a collision in east Tilbury.

The single-vehicle collision took place Monday afternoon on McDougall Line near Baert Road.

Total damage is pegged around $5,000.


Communication leads to charge

A woman will have to answer to six counts of failing to comply with her probation order after she was allegedly caught hanging out with someone in Chatham that she wasn’t supposed to be.

On March 3, the woman entered into three separate probation orders with several conditions. Two of those conditions were that she was not to communicate with a specific Chatham man or attend his residence.

According to police, the pair were seen together on Saturday night in the man’s apartment.

The 41-year-old woman, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged accordingly. She was eventually released with a future court date.