Thursday police briefs


Peeing in public

Last night, Chatham-Kent police responded to the report of a woman, believed to be under the influence of drugs, on Dufferin Avenue in Wallaceburg.

Through investigation, police learned that the woman urinated in front of a business.

When approached by a concerned citizen, the woman yelled and spit at her, police say. The citizen was able to move to avoid being hit.

Officers located the woman a short distance away and she was taken into custody.

A 35-year-old woman of no fixed address has been charged with committing an indecent act and assault. She remains in police custody this morning.

Traffic stop leads to numerous charges

Yesterday afternoon, an officer on general patrol initiated a traffic stop on Wallace Street in Wallaceburg.

Through investigation, the officer learned that the driver was wanted for being in possession of a stolen dirt bike from Dresden and that he was suspended from driving for unpaid fines.

The man was arrested and upon being searched was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine.

Further investigation revealed that the license plates were not authorized for the vehicle and that there was cannabis in the vehicle.

Jessy Elder, 24, of Dresden, is charged with being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000 and drug possession. He was released pending a future court date.

He was additionally charged with driving with cannabis readily available, driving while under suspension, use plate not authorized for the vehicle and driving with no validation on plate.

Theft in Harwich Township

Sometime late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, someone forced his or her way into a garage on Blind Fourth Line.

Once inside, the suspect(s) stole fishing gear, set of winter tires and fuel from an outdoor tank.

Total value of the theft has been estimated at $3,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Cheryl McVicar at or 519-436-6600 ext. 85018. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.


Late yesterday afternoon, police arrested a woman in Bothwell who was wanted by London Police.

The 60-year-old woman has been held in custody and will be turned over to London Police this morning for court purposes.

Early this morning, police located a woman in Chatham who was wanted for failing to comply with her release conditions.

A 34-year-old woman was arrested and has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.


With kids spending more time online during COVID-19, there are individuals looking to abuse and exploit children during this pandemic.

This holiday weekend, talk to your kids and learn more about their online presence. Now, more than ever, these conversations are so important.

Did you know that you can sign up for Cybertip Alerts?

Police say these notifications inform parents about concerning technology trends and resources designed to increase your child’s personal safety.

For more information, please see is Canada’s national tip line for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children.

Tips from the public can help protect children from sexual abuse. Canadians are encouraged to report concerns to if someone they know may be victimizing children online.

For more information on addressing child victimization or to report concerns visit




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