CK police briefs – Friday, April 9, 2021

Four arrested after drug bust in Chatham

Four Chatham-Kent residents are facing drug trafficking charges after police allegedly found some illegal drugs and some cash during a search at a residence in Chatham on Thursday.

Members of the CK police Intelligence Section carried out the search and allegedly found a quantity of suspected fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine, hydromorphone, and oxycodone.

Officers also reported finding digital scales, debt lists, and a large amount of cash.

A 40-year-old Chatham man, a 37-year-old Dresden woman, a 29-year-old Chatham woman, and a 28-year-old Chatham woman were all arrested and charged with five counts each of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking.

The 29-year-old woman was also charged with three counts of failing to comply with her release conditions and was arrested a second time on several outstanding warrants. She was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.

The 37-year-old woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant as well, but she and the other two accused in the drug trafficking investigation were later released with future court dates.

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Man accused of smashing front door at Chatham LCBO

A 28-year-old man of no fixed address has been arrested and charged after the glass in the front door of an LCBO in Chatham was smashed early Friday morning.

Police said they responded to the store on Wellington Street in Chatham after an alarm went off there at around 3 a.m.

Officers said they were able to identify the man responsible for smashing the door and arrested him.

He was charged with mischief.

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Damage estimated at $50,000 after crash in Wallaceburg

A 66-year-old Chatham man has been charged with careless driving after a vehicle left the road and hit a tree in Wallaceburg late Thursday night.

Police said they were called to the scene on Murray Street shortly after 11:30 p.m. Thursday and learned that the driver had lost control of the vehicle before it went off the road.

No injuries were reported, but the damage was estimated at $50,000.

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Tools reported stolen from property in Dresden

Chatham-Kent police are appealing to the public for tips after someone stole approximately $10,000 worth of tools from a property on Wellington Street in Dresden.

Police said they were taken sometime either late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Grant Renders at grantr@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87351.

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

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Man arrested for failing to comply with release conditions

A 28-year-old man who was released from custody earlier this month is back in a holding cell after he allegedly showed up at a woman’s home even though he had been ordered to stay away from there.

Police said the man was released from court on April 1, 2021 with several conditions, one of which was that he was not allowed to be near a specific Chatham woman’s residence.

Officers said despite that, the man was allegedly spotted walking in the area of the woman’s home on Thursday, so he was arrested and charged with failing to comply with his release conditions.

He was set to be held in custody pending a bail hearing.