CK police briefs – Thursday, November 18, 2021

Chatham teen accused of making threat on Snapchat

A 15-year-old boy from Chatham is facing charges after police were notified of a threatening message on social media referencing John McGregor Secondary School.

Police said they received the tip Wednesday night, adding that the message was posted on Snapchat.

Officers were able to identify a suspect and he was arrested and charged with uttering threats and was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.

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Charges laid after RIDE check in Bothwell and Kent Bridge

Chatham-Kent police managed to nab some delinquent drivers at a RIDE spot check in Chatham-Kent Wednesday night.

Police said officers stopped and checked 95 vehicles in Bothwell and Kent Bridge during that time and administered three roadside breath tests.

One driver’s license was suspended, one driver was charged with having open alcohol in the vehicle, and one driver was charged with being a G1 driver without a qualified driver being present.

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Man arrested for public intoxication

A 35-year-old Tilbury man spent some time sobering up in police custody early Thursday morning after he was picked up by officers on Grand Avenue in Chatham.

Officers said they took him into custody for his own safety and charged him with public intoxication.

He was released from custody once he was sober.

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Black car reported stolen in Wallaceburg

Chatham-Kent police are asking for tips from the public as they try to track down a black 2011 Ford Taurus that was reported stolen from a residence on Wallace Street in Wallaceburg.

Police said it was last seen with Ontario license plates CAMS 395.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Ken Morrell at kenm@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87272.

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

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Tools reported stolen in Chatham

If you know anything about a break-in at a home under construction on Wellington Street East in Chatham, police would like to hear from you.

Chatham-Kent police said sometime between 6:45 p.m. Tuesday and 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, someone broke into the place and took off with various tools worth about $1,500.

Police said whoever broke in also caused about $1,500 in damage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Jayme O’Reilly at jaymeo@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87006.

You can also submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers.