Monday police briefs


Stolen vehicle found in the river

Chatham-Kent police, investigating a report that a guardrail was down, ultimately found a vehicle in the Sydenham River on the weekend.

An officer in the area of McGregor Line and Cemetery Road near Wallaceburg responded to the report of the guardrail, police say, on Saturday afternoon.

What the officer found was signs a vehicle had gone through the guardrail and down into the river.

A license plate was located at the scene, which returned as stolen from the Waterloo region.

Chatham-Kent Fire attended the scene and located the vehicle, upside down, approximately 20 feet from the shore.

A police traffic specialist attended and assisted in reconstructing the collision. The vehicle is believed to be linked to another stolen vehicle in Wallaceburg.

The incident is still under investigation.

B&E charges

Saturday morning, shortly after 8:30 a.m., police were investigating a break and enter that occurred on McNaughton Avenue in Wallaceburg.

During the break in, the victim’s purse that had her debit card inside was stolen. The card was used at a nearby store where police located the suspect.

While placing him under arrest, the suspect resisted and attempted to flee from officers, police say. He was quickly subdued and placed into custody.

As a result of the investigation, a 32-year-old Wallaceburg male was charged with break and enter, theft. He was also found to be in possession of several stolen items.

Dresden B&E

On Jan. 17 at approximately 2:14 a.m., police responded to a break and enter that had just occurred at a local business in Dresden.

Through investigation, a male was located in a vehicle and he was subsequently arrested on an outstanding warrant for failing to comply with undertaking.

The vehicle was searched and the jewelry that was stolen from the break and enter was located and seized.

During the search, the man was found to be in possession of suspected Fentanyl.

A 51-year-old Wallaceburg man was charged with break and enter, possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.

Two for one

Saturday evening officers attended an address on Park Street in Chatham as information was received that there were two parties together despite conditions not to be.

Upon arrival, police located a 24-year-old Chatham man who was arrested for failing to comply with his release conditions.

The other party, a 23-year-old female, also from Chatham, was arrested for facilitating the breach of conditions by allowing the male to attend her residence and to communicate with her.


Shortly after noon on Saturday afternoon, police located a male on Grand Avenue East that had an outstanding warrant for breaching his probation.

The man was arrested and later released with a future court date.

Saturday, at approximately 10 p.m., an officer on general patrol in Wallaceburg observed a male on McNaughton Avenue that was known to be wanted at the time.

A 30-year-old male from Wallaceburg was arrested on a warrant for mischief and weapons dangerous charges.

Subsequent to being searched after the arrest, he was found to be in possession of break-in tools for which he was also charged.

Police arrested a female that was wanted in relation to a surety relief warrant. A 41-year-old Wallaceburg woman has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Police have arrested a man wanted on an outstanding warrant.

A 39-year-old Chatham man was arrested for Breach on Undertaking and released and will appear in court on February 15, 2021.

Police arrested a 37-year-old Chatham resident on a warrant for failing to appear in court as required. He was processed and released with a future court date.

Police arrested and adult male on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court as required.

He was transported to headquarters, processed and released.

A 30-year-old Chatham man is required to appear in court in February.

Police arrested a male party yesterday at approximately 8:45 p.m. on the strength of several outstanding warrants.

A 49-year-old male of Zone Township has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.


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