Thursday police briefs


Drug raid in Wallaceburg

Chatham-Kent police and OPP teamed up Wednesday afternoon to raid a home in Wallaceburg, ultimately leading to one arrest.

Police say the raid took place on Fraser Street shortly before 4 p.m. Officers seized $4,700 in cocaine, methamphetamine, oxycodone and MDMA. A set of scales, packaging material and a large sum of Canadian currency was also seized.

Four people were found in the residence and arrested. Three people were released unconditionally.

A 60-year-old Wallaceburg man is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Near miss leads to impaired charge

Chatham-Kent police say a car nearly drove into a police cruiser early this morning near Blenheim.

An officer, while on patrol on Gore Road about 1:30 a.m., saw a vehicle approaching. It then swerved into the officer’s lane, forcing the cop to brake to avoid a collision.

The officer pulled the vehicle over and believed the driver had been drinking. He was arrested and transported to the Ontario Provincial Police station for a breath test.

A 42-year-old Harwich Township man is charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit.
No telling where this Telluride is

This morning, a white, 2021 Kia Telluride was reported stolen from Stanley Avenue in Chatham.

The vehicle was last seen with Ontario license plate #BWNS052.

The vehicle has chrome rims, tinted windows, and a cracked windshield. A pink/purple specialized child’s car seat was in the backseat.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Const. Alena Fiala at Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.





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