CK police briefs – Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Call about suspicious woman leads to impaired driving charge

A 26-year-old Tilbury woman is facing drug and driving-related charges after police were called to check out a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot in Chatham early Tuesday morning.

Police said they received a tip about a suspicious woman who was sitting in a vehicle in a parking lot on Grand Avenue West in Chatham at around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday and when they checked on her, they believed she was in control of her vehicle while she was impaired.

She was arrested and taken back to police headquarters where a Drug Recognition Expert conducted an evaluation and believed the woman was impaired by a drug.

Officers said when they searched the woman, they also allegedly found some suspected methamphetamine in her possession.

As a result, the accused was charged with impaired driving and drug possession. She was later released with a future court date.


Teen accused of assaulting family members in Chatham

A 15-year-old youth has been arrested and charged with two counts of assault after he allegedly assaulted two family members at a residence in Chatham.

Chatham-Kent police said they were called to the home Monday night and arrested the youth as part of their investigation.

The teen was charged and taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


Traffic stop leads to multiple charges

A 31-year-old Wallaceburg man is facing drug possession and driving charges after police allegedly found some suspected methamphetamine on him, but no license or proof of a permit or insurance.

Police said an officer on general patrol pulled the vehicle over on Lowe Avenue near Base Line in Wallaceburg Monday night.

At that time, the officer also learned that the license plates were not registered for the vehicle.

The accused was charged with drug possession and several Highway Traffic Act offences and he will be required to attend court in June.


Can you identify this man?

Chatham-Kent police are asking for the public’s help to identify the man pictured below in connection with a mischief complaint.

Police said a vehicle that was parked at 800 Richmond Street in Chatham at around 12 p.m. on Sunday, May 2, 2021 was damaged.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Shawn Labelle at or 519-436-6600 extension #87367. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.


Suspended driver spotted in Blenheim

A 19-year-old Blenheim man who wasn’t supposed to be driving is in more trouble now after police allegedly spotted him out on the road in Blenheim Monday afternoon.

Police said a check of the license plates showed that the owner of the vehicle was suspended from driving, so the driver was pulled over and an officer confirmed that the registered owner was the person behind the wheel.

The accused was charged with driving while under suspension and his vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded for seven days.


Three drivers charged after a trio of crashes in CK

A 51-year-old Chatham man is charged with disobeying a red light after a Monday morning crash on Queen Street near Park Avenue East in Chatham.

Police said no one was injured and the damage was estimated at $15,000.

A 25-year-old Chatham woman was charged with careless driving after a two-vehicle crash on Grand Avenue West between Woods Street and Churchill Street in Chatham Monday afternoon.

Police said no injuries were reported after that crash and the total damage was estimated at $8,000.

And officers were called to a three-vehicle collision on Sandys Street between Grand Avenue and Poplar Street in Chatham Monday afternoon.

Police said minor injuries were reported and the total damage was estimated at $1,000. The driver at fault was charged with following too closely.