CK police briefs – Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Police investigate crash that sent 9-year-old boy to hospital

Chatham-Kent police are still investigating a crash in Dresden that sent a 9-year-old boy to the hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Police said the boy was hit by a vehicle on North Street between Holden Street and Wrights Lane at around 3:30 p.m. Monday.

No other details were released.


Man arrested after returning to the scene of the crime

A 44-year-old man is facing charges after he was arrested twice in the same day in Chatham.

Chatham-Kent police said the first arrest took place after officers were called to investigate an altercation in Chatham Monday morning where a man had pulled out a knife while he was arguing with two other men.

Police said their investigation showed that the man with the knife had been released previously with several conditions, one of which was that he wasn’t supposed to have any weapons in his possession.

He was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and failing to comply with his release conditions, and then released from custody with several conditions after a bail hearing.

Police said one of the new conditions was that he wasn’t supposed to show up at the property where the altercation had taken place that same morning, but officers said he was arrested for a second time Monday afternoon after he allegedly showed up there again.

The accused was charged with failing to comply with his release conditions and was taken into custody again pending a bail hearing.


Woman arrested over social media messages

A 19-year-old Chatham woman has been arrested and charged after she allegedly reached out to a man who wasn’t supposed to talk to her.

Police said the man was released from the court back in October with several conditions, including a ban on communicating with a specific woman.

Officers said they learned on Monday that the woman had been attempting to contact the man through social media, though, so she was arrested and charged with two counts of facilitating a breach of conditions.

She was later released with a future court date.


Man arrested for impaired driving in Chatham

A 30-year-old Chatham man who wasn’t supposed to be driving in the first place is facing an impaired driving charge after a crash on Princess Street in Chatham.

Police said they were called to the scene of the single vehicle collision Monday morning and believed the man had been driving while under the influence of drugs.

He was arrested and taken back to police headquarters where a Drug Recognition Expert conducted an evaluation and agreed with that assessment.

The accused was charged with impaired driving and driving while prohibited and he was later released pending a future court date.


Man accused of hammering a vehicle

A 57-year-old Chatham man is facing charges after he allegedly showed up at a woman’s home he wasn’t supposed to visit and hit a vehicle in the driveway with a hammer.

Chatham-Kent police said the alleged incident took place Monday afternoon, adding that they arrested the man that same night.

The accused was charged with mischief and two counts of failing to comply with his probation order and he was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


Eight drivers stopped for speeding in CK

Chatham-Kent police stopped a handful of drivers for speeding during a pair of traffic enforcement blitzes in the municipality on Monday.

Police said they stopped five motorists for speeding on Mill Street West in Tilbury in the morning and then another three drivers were stopped for speeding through a Community Safety Zone on Cherry Street in Bothwell Monday afternoon.


Utility trailer and aluminum reported stolen

Chatham-Kent police are appealing to the public for tips as they continue to investigate a trailer theft in Chatham.

Police said sometime between 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Monday, someone forced their way into a fenced compound on Payne Street and took off with a utility trailer and approximately $500 worth of aluminum.

Officers said they found the stolen trailer — now damaged — on Adelaide Street Monday afternoon.

Anyone who may have seen this utility trailer with scrap items over the weekend is asked to contact Constable Steve White at or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87363.

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