CK police briefs – Monday, April 26, 2021

Suspicious man arrested after homeowner calls 911

A 49-year-old man from Moraviantown is facing charges after he allegedly entered someone’s van and damaged the ignition.

Chatham-Kent police said they arrested the man after they got a call from a homeowner shortly after 6 a.m. Sunday morning about a suspicious man at a residence on Longwoods Road.

Police said their investigation showed the homeowner had seen the man near his van outside and approached the man, who then became belligerent and aggressive.

Officers said the homeowner went back in the house and called 911, adding that by the time officers arrived at the scene, they found the man inside the van with the ignition damaged.

The accused was arrested and charged with theft, mischief, and assault. He was taken into custody pending a bail hearing and later released with a future court date.


Visit to woman’s home violated release conditions

A 57-year-old Wheatley man is in trouble with the law again after he allegedly breached his release conditions by visiting a woman he was supposed to stay away from.

Police said the man had been released from custody late last week with several conditions, two of which required him not to communicate with a specific Wheatley woman or attend her residence.

Despite that, the man allegedly attended the woman’s home on Friday night and police were notified about the incident on Saturday.

Officers arrested the man on Sunday and charged him with failing to comply with his release conditions. He was taken into custody pending a bail hearing and later released with a future court date.


Police allegedly find illegal drugs, knife on wanted man

A 36-year-old Wallaceburg man who was already wanted for failing to comply with his release conditions is now facing more charges after police found some illegal drugs and a knife in his possession.

Police said they tracked the man down in Wallaceburg Sunday morning and when officers searched him, they allegedly found some suspected methamphetamine and some fentanyl on him along with a switchblade knife.

The accused was charged accordingly and later released with a future court date.


The Chatham-Kent Police Service is hiring Special Constables

Chatham-Kent police are in hiring mode.

They’re looking for people for the position of Special Constable — Court Services and Special Constable — Crime Prevention.

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 30, 2021 at 9 a.m.

You can find more information by clicking here.