CK police briefs – Thursday, March 18, 2021

Man arrested after neighbour dispute

A 26-year-old Walpole Island man is in trouble with the law after he allegedly threatened his girlfriend’s neighbour during a dispute in Wallaceburg.

Police said they were called to investigate the incident Wednesday night.

The man accused of uttering the threats was charged and later released pending a future court date.

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Teen’s allegedly intoxicated while arguing with his mom

A 15-year-old youth who got into an argument with his mom at a gas station in Chatham is facing a charge for public intoxication now.

Police said they responded to the scene late Wednesday night, adding that the teen had already left the scene on foot by the time officers arrived.

Police were able to find him a short distance away, though, and arrested him.

He was taken into custody and was set to be released once he sobers up.

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Wallaceburg man shouldn’t have been driving

A 35-year-old Walpole Island man who wasn’t supposed to be driving has been charged after he allegedly took a family member’s vehicle out on the road on Wednesday.

Police said an officer on general patrol in Wallaceburg allegedly spotted the man driving on Duke Street even though he was known to be suspended for medical reasons and unpaid fines.

The officer pulled the vehicle over and took the man into custody.

He was charged with two counts of driving while under suspension and will be required to attend Provincial Offences Court in April.

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Tools stolen in Wallaceburg, Blenheim

Chatham-Kent police are asking for tips as they investigate a pair of break-ins where some tools were reported stolen.

In the first incident, someone broke into a storage room at an apartment building on Wallace Street in Wallaceburg Tuesday night through an unlocked window and took off with about $300 worth of various tools.

Anyone with information on that theft is asked to contact Constable Brent Middel at brentmid@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87195.

In the second incident, someone forced their way into a shed and two storage containers at a business on Cathcart Street in Blenheim and stole various DeWalt, Mastercraft, and Maximum power tools. The total value of the stolen tools is estimated at $5,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Chris Reynolds at chrisr@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87337.

Anonymous callers with information on either of the thefts listed above can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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No charges after St. Patrick’s Day RIDE checks

It looks like Chatham-Kent drivers got the message about planning for safe ride home on St. Paddy’s.

Chatham-Kent police said they stopped and checked 1,625 vehicles across the municipality on Wednesday and administered 17 roadside breath tests and one standard field sobriety test, but didn’t end up laying a single impaired driving charge.

They did, however, charge sixteen drivers with various Highway Traffic Act offences as a result of their checks.

In a separate traffic enforcement initiative on Mill Street West in Tilbury on Wednesday, police stopped eight motorists and charged them with speeding.