CK police briefs – Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Fingerprint from 2014 break-in hits a match

Chatham-Kent police have made an arrest after a fingerprint that was collected from the scene of a break-in seven years ago finally hit a match.

Police said they were notified by the RCMP back in June that a fingerprint officers had lifted from the scene of a break and enter at an apartment in Chatham on October 25, 2014 matched one from a former Chatham resident.

As a result, a 29-year-old man from Sarnia was arrested and charged in connection with the case.

He was later released pending a future court date.


Do you know this woman?

Chatham-Kent police are asking for the public’s help to identify the woman pictured below in connection with a theft and fraud-related investigation in Chatham.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Rick Bertok at or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87174.

You can also submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.


Charges laid after three separate crashes in CK

Three Chatham-Kent residents are facing charges after police were called to investigate three different two-vehicle crashes Tuesday and Wednesday.

Police said the first collision was Tuesday morning on St. Clair Street near Oxley Drive in Chatham.

Two people were taken to the hospital as a precaution, the damage was estimated at $8,000 and a 34-year-old Chatham woman was charged with careless driving.

The second crash was Tuesday afternoon on Richmond Street between Keil Drive and Bothwell Street in Chatham.

No injuries were reported there and the damage was estimated at $10,000. A 20-year-old Chatham woman was charged with making an unsafe lane change.

The third collision took place early Wednesday morning on Ridge Line.

Officers said one of the drivers had rear-ended another vehicle before taking off. No injuries were reported and the damage was estimated at $15,000.

Police were able to track down a 35-year-old Ridgetown man a short time later in connection with the case and he was charged with “several Highway Traffic Act offences.”


Suspended driver charged in Wallaceburg

A 33-year-old Wallaceburg woman whose driver’s license was suspended for not paying her fines is in more trouble now.

Police said an officer on general patrol pulled her over on King Street even though she wasn’t supposed to be behind the wheel.

She was charged with driving while suspended and she will need to show up in court to answer to that.