CK police briefs – Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Black Ford pickup truck reported stolen in Wallaceburg

Chatham-Kent police are trying to track down a black 2007 Ford F-150 pickup truck that was reported stolen from a residence on John Park Line.

Police said it was taken sometime late last night or early Tuesday morning, adding that it was last seen with Ontario license plates BC42 826.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Kyle Blommers at or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87286.

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


Police looking for stolen refrigerator

Chatham-Kent police are looking for a refrigerator that was reported stolen from a warehouse at the Speed-D-Mart car wash on Bloomfield Road in Chatham.

Police said it’s believed it was taken sometime between December 30 and January 2.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Alena Fiala at or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87348.

You can also call Crime Stoppers.


Suspended driver accused of causing two-vehicle crash in Chatham

A 28-year-old Chatham woman who wasn’t supposed to be driving is facing charges after he allegedly caused a two-vehicle crash on McNaughton Avenue West near Sandys Street in Chatham.

Police said they were called to the scene Monday afternoon, adding that no injuries were reported and the damage was estimated at $6,000.

The woman allegedly responsible for the crash was charged with driving while under suspension and failing to yield the right of way from a private driveway.


Three crashes, two drivers facing charges

A 73-year-old Chatham man and a 79-year-old Wallaceburg man are both facing charges after two separate crashes in Chatham-Kent on Monday.

Police said the 73-year-old man was charged with careless driving after a two-vehicle crash on Lacroix Street between Mary Street and King Street in Chatham Monday morning.

Officers said no one was hurt and the damage was estimated at $5,000.

In a separate incident Monday night, a 79-year-old man was charged with making an unsafe lane change after a two-vehicle crash on Dufferin Avenue between Dauw Avenue and Bruinsma Avenue in Wallaceburg.

Police said in that case, no injuries were reported and there was only minor damage.

Officers were also called to a third collision, this time involving a deer Monday afternoon between Communication Allision Line and Drury Line.

Police said no injuries were reported there, either, but the damage was estimated at $4,000.


Woman accused of stealing from grocery store she was banned from attending

A 34-year-old Chatham woman is facing charges after she allegedly grabbed some items from the Real Canadian Superstore on St. Clair Street in Chatham and walked out without paying for them.

Chatham-Kent police said she was also bound by conditions not to attend that specific store.

Officers arrested the woman after they received a shoplifting complaint at the store Monday afternoon, adding that their investigation showed the woman had hidden several items on her person before she left the store.

The accused was arrested a short distance away and was charged with theft, possession of stolen property, and failing to comply with her release conditions.

She was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


Holiday break-in at Moraviantown public works yard

Chatham-Kent OPP are investigating after someone broke into the public works yard on School House Line in Moraviantown and took off with about $4,000 worth of tools.

OPP said it’s believed the break-in took place sometime between December 27 and January 2.

Police are asking anyone with any information to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Moravian First Nation Police (519) 692-9189.

You can also submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers.