CK police briefs – Friday, October 22, 2021

Man carrying fentanyl, butcher’s hatchet tasered during arrest

A 34-year-old man of no fixed address is facing charges after police allegedly caught him carrying some drugs and a butcher’s hatchet on him during a break-in at a business in Chatham.

Police said they were called to the scene on Park Avenue East at around 6:30 a.m. Thursday and allegedly found the man inside the building.

Investigators said an officer used a taser on the man when he “failed to comply with the officer.”

When police searched the man, they allegedly found some fentanyl on him even though one of his release conditions was that he wasn’t supposed to carry around any drugs.

The accused was charged with break and enter, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, failing to comply with his release conditions, and drug possession.

He’s being held in custody until October 25, 2021.


Two arrests after shoplifting complaint at Chatham grocery store

A Chatham woman and a Chatham teen are both charged with theft after someone reported a shoplifting incident at the Real Canadian Superstore in Chatham.

Police said they were notified of the incident Thursday afternoon, adding that both of the accused were later released with a future court date.


Copper line theft leads to arrest, charges

A 25-year-old Chatham man is facing charges after he allegedly broke into a business on Park Avenue East in Chatham and stole some copper lines from machinery on the property.

Chatham-Kent police said they were called to investigate Thursday afternoon and found a suspect a short distance away.

The man was taken into custody and charged with theft, possession of property obtained by crime, and mischief. He was later released pending a future court date.


Woman arrested for breaching probation

A 36-year-old Wallaceburg woman has been arrested and charged with breaching her probation after police allegedly found out she was living with a man who she wasn’t supposed to be communicating with.

Police said they learned that while they were responding to a domestic disturbance call at a residence in Wallaceburg Thursday night.

The woman was charged with breach of probation and being a party to an offence and was later released with a future court date.


Police looking for stolen SUV, pickup truck

Chatham-Kent police are appealing to the public for tips as they try to track down a couple of vehicles that were recently reported stolen.

Police said sometime between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Thursday, someone stole a black 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe from a residence on Davies Street. The vehicle was last seen with Ontario license plates CAYZ 603.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Steve Gagnon at or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87339.

In the second incident, someone stole a white 2019 Ford F-150 pickup truck from a dealership on Richmond Street at around 11:30 p.m. on October 16, 2021. Police said the truck was unplated at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Mark Charron at or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87274.

Anyone with information on either of the thefts can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.