CK police briefs – Thursday, April 8, 2021

Two teens arrested after downtown Chatham break-in

A 16-year-old Chatham youth and a 17-year-old Blenheim youth have both been arrested and charged in connection with a break-in at Willy’s 420 Supplies on King Street West in Chatham.

Chatham-Kent police said they made the arrests after responding to an alarm at the business at around 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

When officers arrived, they saw that the front door was smashed and two youths wearing all dark clothing were allegedly seen running away from the scene.

Both of the youths were taken into custody and officers later learned that the youths had allegedly forced their way into the store, damaging three glass cabinets before taking off with several bongs and lighters.

The accused were both charged with break and enter, theft, possession of property obtained by crime, and mischief.

They were both later released with a future court date.


Man accused of tossing a brick through a window

A 28-year-old Chatham man has been charged with mischief after he allegedly threw a brick through a window of a residence on King Street East in Chatham.

Police said they arrested the man while they were investigating a disturbance at a residence on that street at around 5 a.m. Thursday.

The accused was set to be released once he sobers up.


Man allegedly assaults officer during well-being check

A 46-year-old man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly assaulted an officer who was checking up on him.

Police said the officer was attending an apartment in Chatham to check on the well-being of the man Wednesday morning when the alleged assault took place.

The accused was charged with assaulting a police officer and was later released with a future court date.


Woman arrested for public intoxication

A 22-year-old Chatham woman has been arrested and charged with public intoxication after a disturbance in a parking lot on Grand Avenue West in Chatham.

Police said they were called to the scene Wednesday night, adding that the disturbance involved a man and a woman who know each other.

The woman was arrested, charged, and released Thursday morning once she was sober.


Suspended driver arrested, vehicle impounded

A 23-year-old Windsor man who wasn’t supposed to be driving is in more trouble with the law after he was allegedly spotted behind the wheel of a vehicle in Chatham Wednesday night.

Police said an officer on general patrol made the discovery after pulling over a vehicle on Riverview Line at around 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The officer reportedly learned that the man behind the wheel was suspended from driving, so he was charged accordingly and his vehicle was towed from the scene — it’ll be impounded for seven days and the man will need to show up to Provincial Offences court to answer to the charge.


Charges laid after two crashes in CK

A 35-year-old woman from Kent Bridge has been arrested and charged with careless driving in connection with a three vehicle crash on Prince Albert Road between McNaughton Line and Gregory Line.

Police said they were called to the scene at around 2 p.m. Wednesday, adding that no injuries were reported and the damage was estimated at $11,000.

In a separate incident, police were called to a single vehicle crash on Mitton Line near Shewburg Road and Scane Road just outside of Ridgetown at around 9 p.m. Wednesday.

In that case, a 20-year-old Bothwell man was charged with disobeying a stop sign.

No injuries were reported after the crash and the damage was estimated at $4,000.


Have you seen this bench?

Chatham-Kent police are asking for the public’s help to find a wooden bench that was stolen from a business on Queen Street near Richmond Street in Chatham.

Police said worth about $1,500 and it was taken sometime around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

You can find a picture of it below.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the stolen bench or those responsible is asked to contact Constable Jeremy Weedon at Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.