CK police briefs – Thursday, June 3, 2021

Man in leg cast arrested after Wallaceburg break-in

A 34-year-old Wallaceburg man may not have much of a leg to stand on after he was arrested in connection with a break-in at a residence on Westcourt Boulevard in Wallaceburg earlier this week.

Police said they were called to the scene at around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night and learned that some electronics worth about $1,500 had been stolen.

When officers were examining the scene, they reported finding a pair of crutches and a phone that were left behind by the suspect.

Police said a short time later, they found a man in a leg cast in the area and through their investigation, they were able to determine that he was the one responsible for the theft.

As a result, the man was arrested, charged, and later released with a future court date.


K9 unit tracks down man accused of leaving crash scene

A 24-year-old man from West Lorne is facing several driving and durg-related charges after he was sniffed out by the local police dog, K9 Helix.

Chatham-Kent police said they called in the K9 unit to help track down a suspect after officers were called to the scene of a single-vehicle crash on Boundary Line near Kent Bridge Road at around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Investigators said the driver allegedly took off through a nearby field, adding that K9 Helix helped to find a suspect hiding in a ditch amongst some tall weeds.

Officers said they believed the man had been driving under the influence of a drug, but he allegedly refused to submit to a roadside test.

Police said after the man was arrested, they found some suspected crystal methamphetamine on the man as well.

The accused was charged with driving while prohibited, refusing to comply with a demand, failing to remain at the scene of a collision, and drug possession. He was later released with a future court date.


Man found sitting on the porch of residence he was banned from

A 26-year-old man is in more trouble with the law after police allegedly spotted him sitting on the front porch of a residence in Chatham he had been banned from attending.

Police said the man was released from custody with several conditions back in February — and one of those conditions was that he was not allowed to attend a specific address in Chatham.

Officers said they received a report at around 3 a.m. Thursday that despite that order, the man was at the residence, knocking on the door.

Police said they arrested the man at the residence when they arrived and charged him with failing to comply with his release conditions. He was set to be held in custody pending a bail hearing.


Charges laid after crashes in CK

A 43-year-old Wallaceburg woman and an 18-year-old Blenheim man are both facing charges after two separate two-vehicle collisions in Chatham-Kent on Wednesday.

Police said they were called to the scene of the first crash on McCreary Line between Tile Road and Brigden Road Wednesday morning.

Minor injuries were reported, but the damage was estimated at $80,000.

A 43-year-old Wallaceburg woman was charged with careless driving in that case.

Police were also called to a two-vehicle collision on Talbot Street near Chatham Street in Blenheim late Wednesday afternoon.

No injuries were reported after that crash and the damage was estimated at $30,000.

An 18-year-old Blenheim man was charged with making an unsafe turn.