CK police briefs – Saturday, November 27, 2021

Chatham man arrested after police find him asleep behind the wheel

A 41-year-old Chatham man is facing charges after police found him asleep behind the wheel.

Police say they located the man asleep in his vehicle on Ninth Line in Chatham around 3:30 p.m. Friday.

After receiving medical attention, officers say the driver was given a drug recognition test which led to charges for impaired driving and possession of over 30 grams of cannabis.

The man was released from police custody with a future court date.

Car reported stolen in Wallaceburg 

Chatham-Kent police are appealing to the public to help locate a 2005 grey Toyota Carolla that was last seen between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday in the area of Montgomery Drive in Wallaceburg.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable K. Charron by calling 519-436-6600, mailbox number, 87352 or by emailing

Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (7232) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Police investigate fatal collision on Croton Line

Chatham-Kent police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision near Dresden on Croton Line.

Police said the driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

The coroner’s office and Chatham-Kent Police Traffic Management Unit are looking for anyone who may have information regarding this collision to contact them at 519-355-1092.

Police warning public of bitcoin phone scam 

A local woman is the latest victim of a phone scam relating to the crypto-currency bitcoin.

Police said the woman withdrew $18,500 and deposited the funds in a local bitcoin machine after receiving a call from suspects claiming to be from Canada Border Patrol.

Chatham-Kent police are reminding the public that no government agency will ever ask you for funds in any digital currency, including Canada Revenue Agency or Canada Border Patrol.

For more information visit the Government of Canada website.