CK police briefs – Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Suspicious person call leads to arrest

A 33-year-old Chatham man is facing charges after he allegedly broke into Entegrus’ compound in Chatham and stole some aluminum hydro poles.

Police said they found the man while they were responding to a report of a suspicious man cutting metal pipes outside of a residence on Edgar Street in Chatham at around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Officers said their investigation showed that the man had also allegedly forced his way into Entegrus’ fenced compound on Queen Street and stole four aluminum hydro poles. The damage was estimated at $400 and the total value of the theft was estimated at $8,800.

The accused was arrested and charged with one count each of break and enter and possession of stolen property along with two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions.

He was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.

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Impaired driving charges laid after three separate crashes

A 61-year-old Chatham man, a 21-year-old Tilbury man, and a 34-year-old Glencoe woman are all facing impaired driving charges after police were called to three separate crashes in Chatham-Kent Tuesday night.

Police said shortly after 6:30 p.m., they were called to a crash in a parking lot of a business on King Street in Chatham where a driver had hit a parked vehicle and left the scene. After investigating, officers believed a 61-year-old Chatham man had been driving under the influence of alcohol and they arrested him at his residence.

He was then taken back to police headquarters for breath tests and charged with having a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit. He was later released pending a future court date.

Police were called to the second crash at around 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers said in that case, a driver had lost control of his truck, going off the road where he hit a tree and a light pole.

Police said they believed a 21-year-old Tilbury man was driving under the influence of alcohol, so they arrested him and took him back to police headquarters for breath tests. He was charged with having a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit, refusing to provide a breath sample, and failing to comply with his probation by consuming alcohol. He was later released with a future court date.

Chatham-Kent police were called to the third collision at around midnight.

This time, it was for a single vehicle crash on Gosnell Line where the driver had lost control of her car before it went off the road into a ditch and hit a metal culvert.

Officers believed the woman was driving while under the influence of alcohol, so she was arrested and taken back to police headquarters for breath tests.

A 34-year-old woman from Glencoe was charged with having a blood alcohol content over the legal limit and she was later released pending a future court date.

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OPP find SUV reported stolen from Tilbury

A burgundy 2009 Ford Edge SUV that was reported stolen in Tilbury earlier this week has turned up in Oxford County.

Chatham-Kent police said Oxford County OPP found it Tuesday morning after it was reported stolen from the parking lot at the Circle K Convenience store at around 5 p.m. Monday.

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Leamington man arrested for showing up at Wheatley home despite orders to stay away

A 30-year-old Leamington man has been arrested and charged with two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions after he allegedly showed up at a family member’s home in Wheatley even though he had been ordered not to go there.

Police said they found the man while they were investigating a family dispute Tuesday night.

The accused was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.

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Truck reported stolen near Thamesville

Chatham-Kent police are appealing to the public for tips after a grey 2006 GMC Sierra pickup truck was reported stolen from a residence on Florence Road near Thamesville.

Police said it was taken sometime early Tuesday morning, adding that it was last seen with Ontario license plates YF4 121.

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 at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.