CK police briefs – Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Man accused of breaking into property after being reported missing

A 40-year-old Tecumseh man who was reported missing earlier this month is now charged with breaking into a property on Lake St. Clair.

Chatham-Kent OPP said 40-year-old Erik Matthew Somogyvary, who was reported missing and later found safe last week, has been arrested and charged after officers responded to a report of a break-in at a property on Martin Island near Mitchell’s Bay on Friday.

Police said the accused was found in a canoe and arrested by officers without incident.

He was charged with break and enter and possession of property obtained by crime and later released with a future court date.

The allegations have not been proven in a court of law.


North York man accused of carrying marijuana and cocaine in Wallaceburg

A 33-year-old man from North York is facing impaired driving and drug trafficking charges after a traffic stop in Wallaceburg early Tuesday morning.

Chatham-Kent police said an officer on general patrol stopped a vehicle on Albert Street at around 3 a.m. Tuesday and believed the driver was impaired, so a field sobriety test was carried out, which the man allegedly failed.

As a result, he was taken to Petrolia OPP where a Drug Recognition Expert evaluated him and believed he was impaired by a drug.

Officers said when they searched the man, they also found some suspected marijuana and cocaine in his possession along with a scale and a large quantity of cash.

The drugs that were seized have an estimated combined street value of $1,600.

The accused was arrested, charged, and released with a future court date.


Teen arrested, charged with assault

A 14-year-old Chatham youth has been arrested and charged after he allegedly assaulted another 14-year-old Chatham youth.

Police said the two teens know each other, adding that officers arrested the boy after they were called to a disturbance on Cecile Avenue at around 6 p.m. Monday.

Officers said the victim was hurt, but did not require medical attention.

The teen accused of assaulting him was later released pending a future court date.


Windows damaged at public school in Chatham

Chatham-Kent police are investigating after two windows were damaged at Victor Lauriston Public School on Alexandra Avenue in Chatham over the weekend.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cadet Jordan Tone at or 519-436-6600 extension #222.

Anonymous callers can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.