CK police briefs – Monday, March 22, 2021

Man accused of threatening staff at Chatham business

A 34-year-old man of no fixed address is in trouble with the law after he allegedly threatened some staff members at a business in Chatham over the weekend.

Chatham-Kent police said the man attended a business on Bloomfield Road in Chatham multiple times Sunday morning and became aggressive when he was asked to leave because he was no longer welcomed.

At that point, the man also allegedly threatened staff members at the business.

Officers arrested the accused a short distance from the scene and was taken into custody.

He was charged with uttering threats and was later released pending a future court date.


Woman arrested twice in the same day

A 25-year-old woman who was released from custody late last week is facing more charges after a pair of arrests over the weekend.

Police said the woman was released from the court with several conditions last week Thursday — one of which was that she was not supposed to attend a specific address on Bloomfield Road.

Despite that, officers allegedly found the woman on the property Sunday morning.

She was arrested and charged with failing to comply with her release conditions and then released from the court later in the day with conditions and a future court date.

The woman was arrested again Sunday night after police responded to a disturbance at a motel on Queens Line.

Police said their investigation showed that the woman had allegedly damaged an air conditioning unit and threatened some neighbours across the road, so she was arrested for a second time in the same day.

She was charged with mischief and uttering threats and was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


Suspect wanted after smash and grab

Chatham-Kent police are looking for a thief who smashed a glass door at the UPI Gas Bar on Park Avenue East in Chatham early Monday morning and took off with two boxes of chocolate bars.

Police said they responded to the scene after an alarm went off at around 12:30 a.m. Monday.

The damage to the door was estimated at around $2,000 while the two boxes of chocolate bars that the thief took off with have an estimated combined value of $70.

Police said video surveillance showed that the suspect was last seen wearing a black coat with white markings on the arms and back along with a hood trimmed in fur, dark pans, white high top running shoes, a black mask, and gloves.

The suspect was last seen running east on Park Avenue East.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Constable Sherri Keller at or 519-436-6600 extension #82824.

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


Theft complaint at Walmart leads to charges

A 40-year-old Chatham woman has been arrested and charged in connection with a shoplifting complaint at the Walmart in Wallaceburg.

Police said they were notified of the incident Sunday afternoon.

The accused was charged with theft and possession of property obtained by crime. She was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for failing to comply with her release conditions.

The woman was later released pending a future court date.


Red pickup truck reported stolen

Chatham-Kent police are appealing to the public for tips as they try to track down a red 2005 Ford F-150 that was reported stolen from a parking lot on Tecumseh Road in Chatham.

Officers said it was taken sometime between 1 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday from a parking lot.

The truck was last seen with Ontario license plates 66756.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Carley Horvath at or 519-436-6600 extension #87359.

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


Charges laid after two crashes in CK

Two drivers were charged after a pair of crashes in Chatham-Kent on Sunday.

Police said the first crash involved two vehicles on McNaughton Avenue East in Chatham between Glenwood Drive and Victoria Avenue.

No one was injured as a result of that collision, but the damage was estimated at $7,000.

A 58-year-old Chatham woman was charged with following too closely.

Police were also called to a second crash on Richard Street near Oak Street in Ridgetown Sunday night.

No one was injured as a result of that collision, either, and the damages were estimated at $4,000.

Officers said the driver at fault was charged with failing to yield the right of way.