CK police briefs – Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Impaired driving laid after Longwoods Road crash

A 27-year-old Chatham man is facing an impaired driving charge after police were called to a collision on Longwoods Road in Chatham Township Tuesday evening.

Police said the call came in at around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday and officers believed the man behind the wheel had been driving under the influence of alcohol, so he was arrested.

The accused was charged with having a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit and was later released with conditions and a future court date.


Police respond to fraud complaint 

Chatham-Kent police are reminding residents to be wary of people posing as volunteers for local organizations.

Around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, police responded to a break-and-enter on William Street in Chatham.

According to police, a man allegedly entered the home but was confronted by the homeowner. The man told the homeowner he was collecting for the Goodfellows. When he was questioned on this response, the man left the residence.

The man is in his 50’s or 60’s with short grey/white hair. He wore a black and red jacket and a red apron wrapped around his waist.

The Goodfellows wear full-length red aprons with the Goodfellows logo visible. They are also equipped with flyers. Police are reminding the public to be aware of people posing as the Goodfellows or other organizations and to ask question if they’re unsure.

If you suspect someone is fraudulently collecting on behalf of a charitable organization, you’re asked to call the non-emergency number at 519-352-1234.


Two arrests on outstanding warrants

Chatham-Kent police have caught up with two men in their 30s who were both wanted for various offences.

Police said they made the arrests after responding to a disturbance at a residence on Bruce Street in Wallaceburg at around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers said when they searched the men, they also found some ammunition on one of them — even though he had been banned from possessing any ammunition.

A 38-year-old Walpole Island man was arrested on outstanding warrants from CK police and OPP and was also charged with possessing ammunition contrary to a brohibition order. He was taken back to police headquarters and later released to the OPP with conditions and a future court date.

A 36-year-old Walpole Island man was also arrested on an outstanding warrant. He was wanted for weapons and bail violations and was taken back to police headquarters and was set to be held there pending a bail hearing.


Wanted woman turns herself in

A 30-year-old Dresden woman who was wanted for failing to attend court has been arrested and charged.

Police said the woman turned herself in at the Chatham-Kent police station in Wallaceburg at around 10 a.m. Tuesday.

She was later released with a future court date.