CK police briefs – Monday, January 10, 2022

Chatham man charged with assault after neighbour dispute

A 47-year-old Chatham man has been arrested after a verbal argument with his neighbour took a violent turn.

Police said they were called to the scene in Chatham Sunday night and learned that the man had allegedly assaulted his neighbour and damaged his neighbour’s cell phone during an argument.

The accused was arrested, charged, and later released pending a future court date.

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Dirt bikes reported stolen in Ridgetown

Chatham-Kent police are asking for your help to track down a pair of dirt bikes that were reported stolen from a garage in Ridgetown.

Police said a blue 2021 Yamaha dirt bike and a 2003 Kawasaki KX65 dirt bike were both stolen from a garage on Harold Street sometime between 1 a.m. and 8 a.m. Sunday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Steve Donald at stevend@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 mailbox #84980. You can also submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Front door to business smashed

Police are appealing to the public for tips as they investigate a break-in at City Electric Supply on Richmond Street in Chatham.

Officers said they responded to an alarm at the business at around 4 a.m. Monday and saw that the glass in the front entrance door had been smashed.

The damage was estimated at $1,000 and police are still working with the business owner to determine whether anything was stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Brad Hessel at bradhe@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87270. You can also submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers.

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Three crashes, two hydro poles hit

Chatham-Kent police have charged two drivers and they’re looking for a third after they were called to three different crashes around Chatham-Kent on Sunday.

Police said they were called to a single vehicle crash Sunday morning on Keil Drive between Industrian Street and Park Avenue in Chatham after a vehicle left the road and hit a hydro pole.

No injuries were reported there and the damage was estimated at $8,000.

A 35-year-old Chatham man was charged with careless driving.

In the second case, police said they arrested a 52-year-old Chatham man who allegedly took off after he caused a two-vehicle crash on Longwoods Road between Huffs Side Road and Kent Bridge Road Sunday afternoon.

Police said they were able to find the man’s vehicle on Victoria Road near Fysh Line and pulled him over.

A 52-year-old Chatham man was charged with driving under suspension, careless driving, and failing to remain at the scene of an accident. He was later released with a future court date.

In the third case, police are looking for tips after someone crashed a pickup truck into a hydro pole on Zone Road 7 between Fairfield Line and Zone Centre Line in Bothwell Sunday afternoon and took off from the scene.

Police said the damage was estimated at $20,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Ashwin Roy at ashwinr@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87331. Anonymous callers can also call Crime Stoppers.