CK police briefs – Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Single-vehicle crash leads to impaired driving charge

A 21-year-old Kingsville man is facing a drunk driving charge after he allegedly crashed a vehicle on Talbot Trail in Chatham-Kent late Tuesday night.

Chatham-Kent police arrived at the scene of the single-vehicle collision at around 10:30 p.m. and the first officer there believed the driver was under the influence of alcohol, so he was arrested and taken back to police headquarters for breath tests.

The driver was later charged with refusing to provide a breath sample before he was released with conditions and a future court date.


Woman wanted for skipping court arrested again

A 32-year-old woman who was already accused of stealing from Walmart in Chatham is in more trouble with the law after she allegedly skipped her court date, too.

Police said the woman was arrested and charged after a theft was reported at the Walmart on St. Clair Street on November 26, 2022.

She was later released with a future court date, but police said she skipped out on that hearing, so they issued a warrant for her arrest.

Police said the woman turned herself in at police headquarters just before 9 a.m. Tuesday and was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


Handwritten card leads to Chatham man’s arrest

A 27-year-old Chatham man is finding out the hard way that no communication means no handwritten cards, either.

Chatham-Kent police said they were called in to investigate Tuesday morning after a woman in Chatham received several items — including a handwritten card from a man who had previously been ordered not to communicate with her.

The man then turned himself in Tuesday evening, about nine hours after police were initially notified of the incident.

He was arrested, charged with failing to comply with an undertaking, and later released with conditions and a future court date.


Wanted Lakeshore man turns up in Wallaceburg

A 35-year-old Lakeshore man who was wanted in Essex County has been turned over to OPP after he was arrested in Wallaceburg.

CK police said the man was a passenger in a vehicle that they had pulled over on Dufferin Avenue just after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

When the local police service learned the man was wanted by Essex County OPP, he was arrested and taken to Tilbury, then later turned over to provincial police.