Tuesday police briefs


No hogs on the sidewalk!

Shortly after 3 p.m. yesterday afternoon, a Chatham-Kent, police officer with the Traffic Unit spotted a guy driving a motorcycle on the sidewalk along Wallace Street in Wallaceburg.

The cop pulled the man over on Prince Street.

Through investigation, the officer learned that the license plate was not authorized for the motorcycle and the man did not have an M license.

A 37-year-old Wallaceburg man was charged with several Highway Traffic Act offences.

The license plate was seized and the motorcycle was towed from the scene.

Meth possession

Around 12:30 a.m. this morning, Chatham-Kent police responded to the report of a suspicious man in the backyard of a residence on King Street West in Chatham.

Officers located the man and through investigation learned that he was currently bound by a daily curfew of 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

The man was taken into custody and upon being searched incident to arrest, was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine.

A 36-year-old Chatham man is charged with failing to comply with his release conditions and drug possession.

Work site theft

Sometime between Friday at 5 p.m. and Monday at 7 a.m., someone stole a yellow Stone Champion mortar mixer from a construction site on Evening Trail in Chatham.

Total value of the theft has been estimated at $5,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Jason Blackburn at jasonb@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87366. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.


Yesterday afternoon, around 4:30 p.m., police responded to a two-vehicle collision on Adelaide Street South between King Street and Wellington Street in Chatham.

No one was injured.

Total damage was estimated at $20,000.

The driver at fault was charged with disobeying a stop sign.

The other driver was charged with driving while under suspension.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.


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