CK police briefs – Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Bomb threat email results in search

Chatham-Kent police said their search came up empty after the manager at a business in Chatham reported that he had received a bomb threat via email.

Police said they were called in to investigate the threat on Richmond Street Tuesday afternoon and learned that the manager had received a generic email suggesting there were bombs in the building.

The property was evacuated as a precaution, but police said they didn’t find anything suspicious when they searched the area.

Officers said “the email appears to be from an international source” adding that “similar threats have been reported across North America.”


WWII medals, knives stolen during break-in

Chatham-Kent police are investigating after someone broke into Odds and Ends on Grand Avenue East in Chatham and took off with some war memorabilia.

Police said they showed up at the business shortly after 4 a.m. Wednesday after an alarm went off there.

Their investigation showed that someone had broken in and took off with WWII medals and three trench knives.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Steve White at or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87363.

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


Driver arrested after vehicle stops mid-intersection

A 31-year-old man who wasn’t supposed to be driving is facing impaired driving charges after police allegedly found him behind the wheel of a vehicle that was stopped in an intersection.

Chatham-Kent police said an officer on general patrol spotted the vehicle stopped partially in the intersection of Middle Line and Charing Cross road even though the light was green.

Police said after investigating further, the officer believed the driver was under the influence of a drug, so he was taken back to police headquarters where a Drug Recognition Expert evaluated him and also believed he was impaired by a drug.

Officers said they also allegedly found some fentanyl on the man when they were searching him.

The man — who was also suspended from driving — was charged accordingly and taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


Truck stolen while farmer was working

Chatham-Kent police are appealing to the public for tips as they try to track down a black 2013 Ford F-150 that was reportedly stolen from a farmer who was working at the time.

Police said the truck was parked at the side of the road while the owner was farming and it was taken at around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday.

The truck was last seen with Ontario license plates 814 2FN.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Bryan Parker at or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87172.

Anonymous callers can also call Crime Stoppers.