Thursday police briefs


Update on fatal Erieau fire

Following a post-mortem yesterday in London, as well as an investigation by the Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office, an elderly Erieau woman’s death and the cause of the fire in her home are not considered suspicious.

That according to Chatham-Kent police.

The body of the 73-year-old woman was discovered in the burning Kerr Avenue home early Tuesday morning.

Emergency crews arrived on scene to see the home engulfed in flames.

The woman’s remains were taken to London for the post-mortem examination, while the Fire Marshall’s personnel assisted with the investigation of the cause.

Another big drug bust 

Last night, members of the Intelligence Section with the assistance of the Critical Incident Response Team, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act warrant at a residence on Gray Street in Chatham.

Approximately $20,000 worth of suspected methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine and crack cocaine was seized. Officers also seized a digital scale, packaging materials and a large quantity of Canadian cash.

Jacob Alliett, 37, Michael Moore, 40, of Chatham, and Crystal Campbell-Dimytruk, 45, are all charged with three counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking.

As well, a 36-year-old Chatham woman is charged with three counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking, and also faces charges of criminal harassment in connection with a separate incident.

Bail violation, drugs, um, concealed 

In March, the man was released from court with several conditions. One of those conditions stated that he was to remain in his residence at all times, except for medical appointments.

Yesterday morning, police responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle on Cemetery Road in Wheatley. Officers located the vehicle and through investigation learned that the man was currently on house arrest.

The man was arrested and transported to police headquarters. While in custody, police became concerned for his well-being and he was transported by EMS to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance where it was learned that he had concealed suspected fentanyl in his rectum.

The 34-year-old Windsor man has been charged with failing to comply with his release conditions and drug possession. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.


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