Police briefs

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Drug charges, domestic assault, failure to comply and break-ins – just another day in Chatham-Kent.

C-K police say they responded to 253 calls for service in the past 24 hours or so, with five arrests made.

Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a business on Dufferin Avenue in Wallaceburg in regards to a woman observed injecting herself with a syringe.

Officers located the woman with the syringe in her arm, police say.

The woman removed the syringe and attempted to walk away from police, but was taken into custody.

Upon being searched, police say the woman was found to be in possession of a loaded syringe with suspected hydromorphone and two suspected hydromorphone capsules.

Investigation revealed the woman was released from court in January with several conditions, one of which stated that she was not to possess or consume any unlawful substance as described in the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

A 34-year-old Walpole Island woman has been charged with failing to comply with her release conditions and drug possession.


Police say a Dresden man and his ex-girlfriend were involved in an altercation on Sunday.

Police say the man went to the woman’s home in Wallaceburg, but was refused entry, so he instead forced his way inside.

An argument broke out and the man left, only to return later that night and leave again, prior to police arrival.

But he came back Monday morning, police say, and was arrested.

A search upon arrest revealed he was in possession of suspected methamphetamine and oxycocet.

The 54-year-old Dresden man has been charged with unlawfully in a dwelling house, criminal harassment, two counts of drug possession and four counts of failing to comply with his Probation Order.


Last night, shortly after 6 p.m., police responded to the report of a man walking in the middle of Dufferin Avenue in Wallaceburg.

Officers located the man on the road. Through investigation, police learned that he was no longer living at the last known address on file and that he had not notified police as per his release conditions of his new address.

A 36-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with failing to comply with his release conditions.


On Dec. 10, a man was released from Court with several conditions. One of those conditions stated that he was to attend the Wallaceburg police station every Monday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to sign in.

But on Dec. 23 and 30, police say the man failed to attend and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Last night, Lambton OPP located the man and he was arrested.

A 32-year-old Walpole Island man was transported back to Chatham-Kent for court purposes. He has been charged with two counts of failing to comply.


Sometime over the weekend, someone forced their way into a fenced compound on Grand Avenue East in Chatham, causing about $1,000 damage.

Once inside, the suspect(s) entered two work trailers and stole two Xplornet satellite dishes and two Xplornet Internet routers. Total value of the theft has been estimated at $500.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Kieran Crosby at kieranc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87338.


Around 1:30 a.m. this morning, someone forced their way into the WISH Centre on King Street East in Chatham, triggering the alarm.

The suspect was wearing a hooded sweater or coat and was riding a bicycle, police say.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Max Bossence at maxb@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 8746. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.


The Chatham-Kent Police continue to receive 911 hang-up calls.

Yesterday, police say the Emergency Communications Centre received 22 hang up calls.

Police would like to remind everyone that if you accidentally dial 911, stay on the line.

Should you hang up, the call taker will assume it’s an emergency and dispatch police.

Such 911 hang-up calls consume considerable resources, police say. They ask all cell phone users to lock their phone to prevent accidental calls.



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