CK police briefs – Thursday, October 21, 2021

Man arrested for walking alone with two cell phones

A 42-year-old Wallaceburg man is spending some more time in police custody after he was allegedly caught breaching his release conditions this week.

Chatham-Kent police said an officer on general patrol spotted the man walking alone on Victoria Street in Wallaceburg around noon on Wednesday even though he had been previously ordered by the court not to leave his residence unless he had a valid medical reason or he was accompanied by his surety.

Officers said the man allegedly took off running, but they were able to catch up with him a short distance away.

Police said when they were searching the man, they also found two cell phones on him even though he was previously ordered not to have more than one in his possession.

The man — who was also wanted on some outstanding warrants — was charged with two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions and was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


Man accused of smashing vehicle window

A 31-year-old Chatham man has been charged with mischief after he allegedly smashed the window of a vehicle that was parked in downtown Chatham.

Officers said they were notified of the incident on Tuesday and were able to identify a suspect.

He was arrested Wednesday afternoon, charged, and later released with a future court date.


Police find fentanyl on man wanted in fraud investigation

A 40-year-old man is facing a drug possession charge after police allegedly found some fentanyl on him while they were arresting him in a fraud investigation.

Police said they caught up with the man Wednesday night and found the drugs while they were searching him.

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


Man arrested in iPad theft

A 39-year-old man has been arrested and charged after an iPad was reported stolen from a business in downtown Chatham.

Police said the device was reported stolen on Wednesday and officers were able to identify a suspect and arrested him that same afternoon.

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


Chatham man arrested for drinking alcohol outside the home

A 19-year-old Chatham man who was already wanted by police is in more trouble with the law after he allegedly went out past his curfew and showed up at his residence with alcohol in his system.

Police said that breached two of the man’s release conditions.

Officers arrested him after getting a call at around 5:30 a.m. Thursday for a family dispute at a residence in Chatham.

The accused was charged and taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


ATV reported stolen in Bothwell

Chatham-Kent police are appealing to the public for tips as they try to track down a dark green 2011 Polaris Sportsman ATV that was reported stolen from a residence on Zone Road 5.

Police said it was taken sometime late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning and was last seen with Ontario license plate 5RX43.

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