CK police briefs – Monday, July 26, 2021

Man charged with drug-related offence

A 31-year-old Chatham man is facing a drug-related charge after a report led police to his location at a business on St. Clair Street in Chatham.

Police said the man was sitting in his vehicle while in possession of suspected fentanyl, and when officers conducted a sobriety test, the man failed.

The man was arrested, charged with drug possession and issued a 3-day license suspension. He was later released pending a future court date of August 19.

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Police investigating single-vehicle collision in Blenheim 

A 19-year-old Chatham man has been charged with careless driving after losing control of his vehicle while trying to avoid a motorcycle in Blenheim.

Police said they responded to the collision on Chatham Street South around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The driver lost control of his vehicle and came to rest in a nearby ditch. The total damage is estimated at $1,000.

Police are trying to identify the motorcycle and driver who was travelling northbound on Chatham Street South.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Ken Muir at 519-436-6600, mailbox number, 87002.

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Police looking for suspects in connection to break and enter 

Chatham-Kent police are looking for suspects who stole prescription medicine from a residence on Grand Avenue West in Chatham.

Police said damage to the residence is estimated at $1,500.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Jenn Jacobson at 519-436-6600, mailbox number, 87212.

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Police looking for stolen red 2006 Dodge Ram pickup truck 

Chatham-Kent police are investigating a red 2006 Dodge Ram pickup truck theft from a residence on Kent Bridge Road.

Police said the truck was last seen on Saturday with Ontario license plates 654 6WK.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Andy Brown at 519-436-6600, mailbox number, 87364.  Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Traffic blitz leads to multiple charges 

In partnership with the Ministry of Transportation, the Chatham-Kent Police Service Traffic Management Unit conducted a joint forces operation focusing on commercial motor vehicle operation and safety in Wallaceburg.

As a result of this blitz:

– 21 commercial motor vehicles were sent in for inspection

– 11 vehicles were taken out of service

– 1 set of licence plates were seized

– 26 charges were laid in relation to this enforcement initiative

The Chatham-Kent Police would like to remind owners and drivers of commercial motor vehicles that such initiatives will continue throughout our community in an effort to keep all road users safe.

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Fishing gear stolen

Chatham-Kent Crimestoppers is looking for help finding stolen fishing equipment and tools that were taken sometime overnight on Thursday, July 22, 2021.

Police said the items were stolen from a mobile home parked on Richmond Street in Chatham. The value of the tools and the fishing equipment is estimated at $4,500.

Crime Stoppers is looking for anonymous information regarding the location of the stolen property or the identify of the person(s) responsible for the theft.

If you have any information regarding this or any other crime call Crimestoppers at 519-351-8477 (TIPS), 1-800-222-8477, or visit www.crime-stoppers.on.ca and email your tip. You could earn a cash reward. Crime Stoppers guarantees your anonymity. They never ask for your name or your phone number.