CK police briefs – Monday, November 22, 2021

Charges laid after car with stolen license plates runs out of gas

A 36-year-old Blenheim man who ran out of gas in Chatham is facing charges after police allegedly caught him with some stolen license plates and a set of brass knuckles.

Police said the stolen plates were attached to the vehicle, which the man was pushing on Lacroix Street near Park Avenue in Chatham Sunday afternoon after the tank ran dry.

Officers said they found the brass knuckles inside the car.

The man was arrested and charged with possession of property obtained by crime and possession of a banned weapon and later released pending a future court date.


Pickup truck reported stolen in Tilbury

Chatham-Kent police are appealing to the public for tips as they try to track down a silver 2002 Ford F-250 that was reported stolen from a residence on Prospect Street in Tilbury.

Police said it was last seen with Ontario license plate 52F R47.

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

Anyone with information can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.


Man arrested after family dispute

A 26-year-old man of no fixed address who was released from court with several conditions in September is in more trouble with the law.

Police said when the man was released, he was ordered not to communicate with a specific family member or attend their home in Chatham.

Despite that, the man allegedly showed up at that family member’s home Sunday morning and caused a disturbance.

When police showed up, they arrested the man and he is now charged with two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions.

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing and later released with a future court date.


Man arrested for being out past his curfew

A 25-year-old man is facing more charges after he was allegedly spotted out well after his court-imposed curfew.

Police said they found the man just before 11 p.m. Sunday while they were following up on a call about an unwanted man at a business in Chatham.

Through their investigation, officers learned that the man was bound by a curfew of 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., so he was arrested and charged with failing to comply with his release conditions.

As police were taking him into custody, the man reportedly pulled away and resisted officers, so police tacked on a charge of resisting arrest.

The accused was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.