Wednesday’s police briefs


Cocaine, fentanyl seized in drug raid             

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

The search resulted in the seizure of fentanyl and cocaine and two arrests.

Emily McKenna, 28, and Steven Kalp, 41, both of Chatham, are charged with drug possession.  

Prohibited weapon      

On June 15, a man was released from custody with several conditions. Two of those conditions stated that he was not to communicate with a specific Charing Cross woman or attend her home. 

But police say last night, the man attended the woman’s residence and began yelling at her from the driveway. While in possession of a pipe, the man also threatened to damage her vehicle. 

Police were called and officers located the man hiding behind a neighbour’s residence.  Upon being searched incident to arrest, the man was found to be in possession of a switchblade.

A 42-year-old Blenheim man has been charged with uttering threats, being in possession of a prohibited weapon and two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions.  

Tree-cutting mishap                                                                                                         Yesterday morning, emergency crews responded to an industrial accident on King Street in Chatham where an employee from a local tree cutting service was injured by a falling tree limb.

The 21-year-old Chatham man was transported to hospital for medical attention of non-life-threatening injuries. 

The Ministry of Labour was notified. 

There’s a reason your licence is suspended

Yesterday morning, an officer on general patrol observed a man driving on Gray Street in Chatham. Upon turning right onto Queen Street, the man failed to signal.  

The officer initiated a traffic stop for this offence, and through investigation learned that the man was suspended for unpaid fines. 

A 33-year-old Blenheim man is charged with failing to signal a turn and driving while under suspension.  

Communication breakdown       

On July 2, a man was released from Court with several conditions. One of those conditions stated that he was not to communicate with a specific Ridgetown woman.

Guess what he did Monday? Police say the man contacted the woman via a gaming system and called her cell phone.

Early this morning, officers located the man and he was arrested.  

A 25-year-old Chatham man was charged with two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions.   


Earlier this month, police responded to a theft complaint at a residence on Park Street in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that an unknown man had stolen several items that were outside near the homeowner’s garage.  

With the assistance of video surveillance, the man was identified.

Yesterday morning, Dakota Gross, 22, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with theft under $5,000 and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000. 




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