CK police briefs – Monday, March 29, 2021

Skinny dipping leads to charges 

A London man is facing multiple charges after allegedly taking an early morning dip in a hot tub in Chatham.

Around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Chatham-Kent police responded to the report of a suspicious man in the area of McDowell Line.

Through investigation, police learned that the man allegedly went to a property on McDowell Line, took off his clothes and used the hot tub in the backyard.

The man then allegedly entered a nearby home and stole a blanket.

With the help of a police dog, the suspect was located hiding under a tree near a drainage ditch.

The 35-year-old was arrested and charged with trespassing at night, break and enter and failing to comply with his release conditions. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing and remanded with a future court date.

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Man charged with impaired driving 

A man will have to answer to an impaired driving charge after getting pulled over by police in Blenheim on Sunday morning.

It started around 7:30 a.m. when an officer on general patrol saw a vehicle in the middle of Regent Street. According to police, the man had the vehicle in drive with the trunk open.

Through investigation, the officer believed that the man was driving under the influence and he was arrested. The man was taken to police headquarters where a drug recognition expert conducted an evaluation. The drug recognition officer believed the man was impaired by a drug.

As a result, the 27-year-old Blenheim man was charged with impaired driving. He was eventually given a future court date and released from custody.

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Youth charged with failing to comply 

A teenager has a future court date after officers responded to a disturbance in Wallaceburg on Sunday morning.

Through investigation, police learned that the youth allegedly entered a residence despite the fact that he was on conditions not to attend the property or communicate with the homeowner.

The 17-year-old from Wallaceburg was arrested and charged with failing to comply with his release conditions. He was held for a bail hearing before being released with a court date later this year.

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Man arrested after talking to neighbour 

A Tilbury man will have to answer to a charge after allegedly talking to a neighbour he wasn’t supposed to be communicating with.

It started back in July 2020, when the man was released from custody with several conditions, including one that stated he was not to communicate with his neighbour.

According to police, the man allegedly spoke to the neighbor on Saturday morning when both of them were outside.

On Sunday morning, the 24-year-old was arrested and charged with failing to comply with his release conditions. He was released with a future court date.

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Car stolen in Duart

Police are appealing to the public for tips after a car was stolen in Duart.

According to police, the black 2011 Buick Regal was taken on Sunday from a residence on Duart Road sometime between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m.

The car was last seen with Ontario license plates CBBD 053.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Kelly McCormack at kellymc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension 85118.  Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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Traffic enforcement blitz in CK 

Several people will have some tickets to pay after a weekend traffic enforcement by local police across Chatham-Kent.

According to police, 20 drivers were stopped and charged with various highway traffic offences.

Chatham-Kent police are reminding residents that road safety remains a priority for the service.