CK police briefs – Friday, March 26, 2021

Second arrest made after home invasion

Chatham-Kent police have arrested a second suspect after a home invasion at an apartment in Chatham.

Police said a 22-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested Thursday night in connection with the case and charged with break and enter and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

He was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.

Police are still looking for a third suspect and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

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Family dispute leads to charges

A 53-year-old man has been charged with assault after a dispute between a man and his adult son allegedly turned violent in Chatham.

Police said they were called to the residence Thursday morning.

The accused was later released pending a future court date.

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Allegedly drug-impaired driver almost hits a school bus

A 30-year-old Chatham man is charged with impaired driving after he allegedly came close to hitting a school bus on Queen Street in Chatham.

An officer on general patrol found the vehicle in an alleyway on Lorne Avenue after police received a report of a vehicle driving recklessly in Chatham Thursday afternoon.

Officers said they believed the man was driving while under the influence of a drug, so he was taken back to police headquarters where a Drug Recognition Expert conducted and evaluation and agreed with that assessment.

The accused was charged with impaired driving and later released pending a future court date.

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Impaired driving charge laid after disturbance

A 73-year-old Ridgetown man is facing an impaired driving charge in connection with a disturbance in the driveway of a residence in Chatham.

Police said they were called to the home Thursday night and suspected the man was driving while under the influence of alcohol.

He allegedly failed a roadside test, so he was taken back to police headquarters for further breath tests, and was later charged with having a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit.

He was later released pending a future court date.

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Argument ends with damaged laptop, charges

A 49-year-old Wallaceburg man has been arrested and charged after an argument between two men turned violent.

Chatham-Kent police said they were called to the residence on Elgin Street Thursday night and learned that a verbal argument had escalated into a physical altercation, during which a laptop was also damaged.

The accused was charged with assault and mischief and later released pending a future court date.

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Drunk driver stopped in Ridgetown

A traffic stop on Victoria Road in Ridgetown early Friday morning led to an impaired driving charge.

Police said an officer on general patrol pulled over a vehicle at around 12:30 a.m. Friday after seeing it travelling at a high rate of speed.

The officer believed the man behind the wheel had been driving while under the influence of alcohol, so he was taken back to police headquarters for breath tests.

A 28-year-old Thamesville man was later charged with having a blood alcohol content over the legal limit and then released pending a future court date.

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Dresden woman charged with stunt driving

A 59-year-old Dresden woman will have to hitch a ride with someone else for the next week after she was allegedly caught going more than 60 kilometres over the speed limit just outside of Tilbury.

Chatham-Kent police said a member of their traffic unit spotted a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Merlin Line near Queens Line and recorded it going 146 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone.

The woman who was behind the wheel was charged with stunt driving.

As a result, her license was suspended and her vehicle was impounded — both for seven days.

She will also be required to answer to the charge in Provincial Offences Court in May.

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Charges laid after crashes

Two people are facing charges after two separate crashes in Chatham-Kent on Thursday.

Police said a 25-year-old Wallaceburg woman was charged with failing to report an accident after a driver hit a parked car on Murray Street in Wallaceburg Thursday morning and left the scene.

Officers said the damage was estimated at $5,000.

In a separate investigation, a 34-year-old Chatham woman was charged with making an unsafe turn after a two-vehicle crash on Park Avenue East in Chatham Thursday afternoon.

Minor injuries were reported and the damage was estimated at $10,000.