CK police briefs – Thursday, January 20, 2022

Charges laid after two crashes in CK

Chatham-Kent police have laid charges against two drivers after officers were called to a pair of crashes in Chatham on Wednesday.

Police said the first call was for a three-vehicle collision on St. Clair Street between Ellis Street and Maryknoll Road Wednesday morning.

No injuries were reported and the damage was estimated at $40,000.

An 83-year-old Chatham woman was charged with careless driving.

In the second case, police were called to a two-vehicle collision on Foster Street between Park Street and Scane Street in Chatham Wednesday afternoon.

Police said no injuries were reported there, either, and that the damage was estimated at $2,000.

A 58-year-old Chatham man was charged with failing to yield from private driveway.

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Plywood stolen from construction site in Chatham

Police are appealing to the public for tips after someone stole 47 sheets of plywood from a construction site on Dundee Drive near Braemar Boulevard in Chatham.

Investigators said the sheets were taken sometime last month, adding that the total value of the theft is estimated at $4,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Sommer Phenix at sommer.phenix@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87254. You can also submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers.

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Ice safety reminder

Chatham-Kent police are also issuing an ice safety reminder to the public, noting that “no ice is safe ice.”

With fluctuating temperatures in the forecast, officers are reminding you that can cause the ice to become unstable.

You should never go out on the ice alone, you should always ensure you are prepared in case an emergency arises, and you should use caution at all times and stay close to shore.

OPP issued a similar safety message earlier this week.