Friday police briefs – fatal crash


Dirt bike rider dies in crash

A motorcyclist is dead after an SUV collided with a dirt bike Thursday evening.

Chatham-Kent police say they got the call shortly before 8:30 p.m. of a crash on Victoria Road near Gosnell Line.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the dirt bike was travelling westbound along a gravel pathway. When the bike attempted to cross Victoria Road, it was stuck by a northbound SUV, police say.

The driver of the dirt bike was transported to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the SUV and its occupants were not injured.

Out of respect for the family, the name of the dirt bike driver will not be released at this time, police say.

The collision remains under investigation by the Traffic Management Unit. Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Josh Flikweert at 519-355-1092 or

B&E in Ridgetown

On Thursday, police responded to a complaint of break and enter on Main Street in Ridgetown.

Officers discovered that sometime overnight, someone entered an unlocked window of a residence and stole approximately $1,000 worth of tools and electronics.

If you have any information, contact Const. Alena Fiala at Anonymous callers can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a reward.


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