CK police briefs – Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Police nab impaired driver 

A 37-year-old Chatham man is facing an impaired driving charge after a tip led police to his location.

Police said they received a tip about a possible impaired driver in the area of Park Avenue East in Chatham around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

An officer on patrol located the vehicle and through investigation believed the man was driving while under the influence.

The man was arrested and taken to police headquarters where a drug recognition expert conducted an evaluation.

As a result, the officer believed the man was impaired by a drug.

The man was charged and later released pending a future court date on August 4.

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 Pair of motor vehicle collisions lead to charges 

Chatham-Kent police were called to a two-vehicle collision on Lorne Avenue near Lacroix Street in Chatham around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Police said the driver at fault was charged with careless driving and driving without a license.

Total damage was estimated at $2,500. Minor injuries were reported.

Shortly after 11:30 a.m., Chatham-Kent police responded to another collision after a driver struck a sign and drove off.

Police said they located the vehicle a short distance away.

As a result, a 30-year-old Chatham man has been charged with failing to remain at the scene and driving with no insurance.

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Police looking for a stolen red Ford F-150 truck 

Chatham-Kent police are asking for the public’s help in locating a stolen red 2020 Ford F-150 pick-up truck.

The truck was last seen with Ontario license plates, BE33948.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Rick Bertok at 519-436-6600 mailbox number,  87174.

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Tools stolen from Wallaceburg residence 

Power tools valued at $1,500 were stolen from a garage on Base Line sometime between Sunday and Tuesday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Ken Morrel at 519-436-6600 mailbox number, 87272.  Anonymous callers can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.