Thursday police briefs

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Drug charges

Yesterday morning, police responded to a disturbance between two men known to each other in Wallaceburg.

A 28-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and charged with assault. Upon being searched incident to arrest, the man was found to be in possession of suspected crystal methamphetamine, fentanyl and hydromorphine.

He was additionally charged with three counts of drug possession.

Fentanyl

Yesterday afternoon, police took custody of a man from another jurisdiction for court purposes.

Upon being searched incident to arrest, the man was found to be concealing a baggie containing suspected fentanyl.

The 31-year-old Chatham man has been charged with drug possession.

Breaching curfew

Back on Feb. 19, a man was released from Court with several conditions. One of those conditions stated that he was to obey a daily curfew of 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.

But last night around 10 p.m., an officer on general patrol observed the man walking on Duluth Street in Chatham.

A 40-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with failing to comply with his release conditions.

Another fail to comply, and more

On June 1, a man was released from Court with several conditions. One of those conditions stated that he was not to communicate with his ex-girlfriend.

So, 22 days later, what do you think he did?

Last night, police say the man called the woman and threatened her.  He also tried to video chat with the woman through Facebook Messenger several times.

Officers located the man and he was arrested.

A 24-year-old Chatham man has been charged with uttering threats and failing to comply with his release conditions.

B&E

Sometime yesterday, between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. unknown suspect(s) forced their way into a residence on Jacob Road in Dover Township, causing about $500 damage.

Once inside, the suspect(s) stole the homeowner’s passports, jewelry, cash and stereo equipment.

Total value of the theft has been estimated at $3,600.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Jason Williams at jasonw@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87224. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Another speed trap

Yesterday, members of the Traffic Unit and Community Patrol conducted speed enforcement on Bear Line Road.  Eight motorists were stopped and charged with speeding.

As well, a 29-year-old Blenheim man was also charged with driving while under suspension.

Furthermore, yesterday afternoon, a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Talbot Road East in Wheatley.  The officer recorded the man driving 104km/h in a posted 60km/h zone.

A 51-year-old London man was issued a speeding ticket for $329 and four points.

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