CK police briefs – Friday, January 7, 2022

Man accused of stealing vehicle after visiting its owner

A 33-year-old Wallaceburg man is facing several charges after he allegedly stole a vehicle from a woman in Wallaceburg after paying her a visit Thursday.

Police said the woman reported her vehicle stolen from a parking lot on Reaume Avenue in Wallaceburg shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Officers said their investigation showed that a man had visited the woman earlier in the day and that she noticed her keys were missing after he left.

Police found the stolen vehicle parked on Westcourt Boulevard at around 8 p.m. Thursday with the man allegedly sitting in the driver’s seat.

Officers said they searched the man after arresting him and found the woman’s keys, adding that they also learned two Kenwood subwoofer speakers and the control box had been removed from the vehicle.

As a result of the investigation, the man was charged with motor vehicle theft, possession of property obtained by crime, theft, and mischief.

He was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


Traffic stop turns up drug-impaired suspended driver

A 41-year-old Thamesville man is facing charges after a traffic stop on Queens Line between Richmond Street and Dillon Road in Chatham.

Chatham-Kent police said he was pulled over Thursday morning and that the officer who stopped him believed he was under the influence of a drug, so he was taken back to police headquarters where a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) conducted an evaluation.

The DRE officer also believed the man was impaired by a drug, so he was arrested and charged with impaired driving. In addition to that, the man was charged with several driving offences including driving while under suspension.

He was later released with a future court date.


Police report finding meth while searching suspended driver

A 40-year-old Chatham man is facing drug and driving-related charges after a traffic stop on Lorne Avenue in Chatham allegedly turned up some suspected methamphetamine.

Chatham-Kent police said they pulled the man over Thursday morning and learned that he had been suspended from driving for unpaid fines.

Police said the man was arrested and that they allegedly found some suspected methamphetamine while they were searching him.

The accused was charged with driving with an obstructed license plate, driving while under suspension, and drug possession.

He was later released with a future court date.


Man charged after police investigate domestic violence report

A 40-year-old Chatham man has been charged with assault after a verbal argument turned physical at a Chatham residence.

Police said they were called to the home Thursday afternoon, adding that their investigation showed the man had allegedly assaulted a woman there.

The accused was later released with a future court date.


Black Ford Escape reported stolen in Chatham

Chatham-Kent police are appealing to the public for tips after a black 2009 Ford Escape was reported stolen from a parking lot on Park Street in Chatham.

Police said it was taken sometime between 7 p.m. Thursday and 12:30 a.m. Friday and was last seen with Ontario license plates CJKS 263.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Don Letourneau at or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87074.

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


Charges laid after two crashes in Chatham-Kent

A 48-year-old Kingsville woman is charged with careless driving after a single vehicle crash between Highgate and Thamesville.

Police said they were called to the scene on Orford Road between Turin Line and Selton Line Thursday morning, adding that the driver was not hurt and the damage was estimated at $3,000.

In a separate incident, a 79-year-old Chatham woman was charged with making an improper left turn after a two-vehicle crash on Dunkirk Drive near Regency Drive in Chatham.

Police said no one was hurt and the damage was estimated at $4,500.