CK police briefs – Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Woman arrested twice in 24 hours 

A 25-year-old woman is facing a handful of charges after she was arrested by Chatham-Kent police twice in one day for allegedly spitting on officers.

Police said she was arrested the first time after officers responded to the report of an unwanted woman at a property in Chatham.

Investigators said when the woman was asked to leave, she allegedly spit towards an employee before taking off on foot. When police found the woman across the street, she also allegedly spit at the officers.

She was taken into custody and continued to spit while she was in the back of the police cruiser. As a result, the vehicle was also taken out of service temporarily until it could be properly cleaned.

The woman, of no fixed address, was charged with mischief under $5,000 and two counts of assault. She was eventually released with a future court date.

Police said at around 11:30 p.m. Monday, the same woman allegedly attended police headquarters while under the influence of suspected drugs.

When she was asked to leave, police allege that the woman became belligerent with officers and pulled the fire alarm as as she ran away.

She was taken into custody a second time and taken back to police headquarters, where she once again spit towards an officer.

As a result of the second incident, the woman was charged with causing a false fire alarm, mischief, and assaulting police.

She was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


Suspicious vehicle leads to arrest 

A Walpole Island man has a future court date after he police allegedly found some suspected drugs on him in Wallaceburg.

Police said they made the discovery after approaching a suspicious vehicle that was parked on Montgomery Drive Tuesday afternoon.

During their investigation, officers allegedly recovered some stolen property and found that the driver was in possession of suspected methamphetamine.

As a result, the 34-year-old was arrested and charged with being in possession of property obtained by crime and drug possession.

He was later released pending a future court date in April.


Collision in Chatham 

The damage is estimated at $7,000 after a two-vehicle crash in Chatham.

Police said it happened around 6 p.m. Tuesday on Richmond Street between Keil Drive and Bothwell Street.

No injuries were reported.

A 27-year-old Chatham woman was charged with careless driving in connection with the collision.


LCBO theft results in charges 

A Walpole Island man is facing a pair of charges after he allegedly stole a bottle of vodka from a local liquor store.

According to police, officers responded to a shoplifting complaint Tuesday morning at the LCBO in Wallaceburg.

Through their investigation, police said they learned that the man allegedly stole a bottle of vodka valued at $28.

Officers found the man a short distance from the store and took him into custody.

The 32-year-old was charged with theft and possession of property obtained by a crime and was later released pending a future court date.