CK police briefs – Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Man arrested after theft complaint at Chatham business

A 30-year-old man of no fixed address is facing charges after police were called to investigate a theft complaint at a business on Keil Drive in Chatham.

Officers said they were called to the business on Tuesday, and they were able to track down a suspect a short time later.

Police said when they found the man, he was still holding onto the items that were reported stolen.

The accused was arrested and charged with theft and possession of property obtained by crime, then released pending a future court date.


Another Facebook message, another arrest

A 41-year-old Chatham man who was already arrested and charged earlier this week for allegedly harassing his ex-girlfriend via Facebook is back in police custody after he was accused of doing it again.

Chatham-Kent police said the man was arrested and charged on Monday, then released from custody with several conditions.

One of those conditions was that he wasn’t supposed to communicate with the woman.

Police said despite that, the man allegedly sent another message to the woman via Facebook messenger Tuesday night.

Officers arrested him again and charged him with failing to comply with his release conditions.

He was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


Teen driver charged after crash

A 17-year-old Chatham teen has been charged with making an unsafe U-turn after police were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Grand River Line Tuesday morning.

Police said the crash took place between Town Line Road and Jacob Road and that no one was injured.

The damage was estimated at $30,000.


Police investigating a pair of break-ins

Chatham-Kent police are asking for tips to help them solve a break-in at a storage unit on Sixth Street in Chatham.

Police said someone broke into the unit either late Monday night or early Tuesday morning, causing about $200 in damage.

Whoever broke in also took off with about $1,300 worth of various tools.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Danica Quenneville at or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87312.

In a separate case, police are also investigating a break-in at a home on O’Neil Street in Chatham.

Investigators said that break-in is believed to have taken place sometime between October 17 and October 26.

The damage caused by the break-in was estimated at $50 and police are still working with the family to determine whether anything was stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Gary Oriet at or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87152.

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