CK police briefs – Friday, January 14, 2022

CK police make two arrests after a pair of searches

Two people are facing drug-related charges after police allegedly found about $3,800 worth of illegal drugs during a pair of searches in Chatham Thursday night.

Chatham-Kent police said they executed two search warrants, one at a residence and another one on a vehicle, and seized some suspected cocaine, fentanyl, and methamphetamine.

Officers also reported finding some digital scales, ammunition, Canadian currency, a debt list, and multiple cell phones.

As a result of the investigation, police arrested a 28-year-old Chatham woman and charged her with three counts of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking. She was later released with a future court date.

A 46-year-old Chatham man was also arrested in connection with the case. He was charged with three counts of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking, four counts of possession of ammunition contrary to a prohibition order, and three counts of failing to comply with his release conditions.

Police said he was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


Suspicious man spotted urinating in a parking lot arrested for drunk driving

A 46-year-old man of no fixed address is facing an impaired driving charge after police followed up on a tip about a man taking a bathroom break in a parking lot in Chatham.

Police said responded to the parking lot of a business on St. Clair Street in Chatham at around 6:30 p.m. Thursday after getting a tip about a suspicious man who was seen urinating there.

Officers said when they showed up at the scene, they saw the man slumped over in the driver’s seat of a vehicle in the parking lot and woke him up by knocking on the window a couple of times.

After investigating further, police believed the man had been operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol, so they took him back to the local OPP detachment headquarters for breath tests and his vehicle was towed from the scene.

After those tests, the man was charged with having a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit and he was later released once he sobered up.

Police are also thanking the citizen who called in the suspicious man and they’re encouraging anyone who suspects someone of driving while impaired to call 911.


Sea container scam prompts warning from police

Chatham-Kent police are reminding local residents to be wary of scams after a local man paid for a 40 foot sea container that never showed up.

Police said the man reported to police on Thursday that he had paid $2,125 in December for a sea container to a company that he found on the internet.

Officers said the man believed the company was legitimate, but after he sent them the deposit, the sea container never arrived and the contact information for the company is no longer available.

Police are taking the opportunity to warn you to protect yourself against frauds and scams by watching out for fake or deceptive ads and spoofed emails.

Officers said you should always verify the company and its services are real before you make contact with them and take time to do your research before you send them any money or provide them with any information.