CK police briefs – Friday, October 1, 2021

Wallaceburg man accused of stealing marijuana plants

A 30-year-old Wallaceburg man is facing charges after he allegedly went into someone else’s backyard and took off with about 2.5 pounds of marijuana.

Chatham-Kent police said they were called to the residence Thursday morning and learned that the theft had taken place sometime around 1:30 a.m. that same day.

Officers were able to identify a suspect after reviewing some video surveillance and he was arrested on James Street Thursday afternoon.

Police said the man was also wanted on an outstanding warrant in connection with a mischief investigation.

The accused was charged with theft and possession of stolen property and he was later released with a future court date.


Yelling woman charged with public intoxication

A 24-year-old woman of no fixed address spent some time sobering up in police custody Friday morning.

Police said they took her into custody after getting a call at around 1:30 a.m. about a woman who was yelling and causing a disturbance on Queen Street in Chatham.

Officers said she was intoxicated and unable to care for herself when they found her.

She was taken to police headquarters, charged with public intoxication, and later released once she sobered up.


Charges laid after a trio of crashes in CK

Three people are facing charges after Chatham-Kent police were called to three different crashes Thursday morning.

Police said the first collision was at around 8 a.m. Thursday on Bear Line Road near McNaughton Avenue in Chatham.

Two vehicles were involved and no injuries were reported. The damage was estimated at $7,500 and the driver at fault was charged with careless driving.

The second crash took place just before 9 a.m. Thursday.

Officers said emergency crews were called to a two-vehicle crash on Pain Court Line near Winter Line Road, adding that an 84-year-old Dover Township man was taken to the hospital after the collision as a precaution.

A 21-year-old Tecumseh woman was charged with making an unsafe start from a stopped position and the damage was estimated at $35,000.

In the third case, officers were called to a two-vehicle collision on Albert Street near Reaume Avenue in Wallaceburg shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday.

Police said no injuries were reported there and the driver at fault was charged with making an unsafe turn.