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CK police briefs - Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Crash and dash involving stolen vehicle

Chatham-Kent police are looking to track down a driver who took off after being involved in a rear-end collision in Chatham.

Police said they were called to the scene on Queen Street at Tweedsmuir Avenue East in Chatham at around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday after a driver who was heading north -- and stopped at the traffic light -- was rear-ended by another vehicle.

Officers said when the driver who was hit from behind went to go check on the driver who hit his vehicle, he saw that the other vehicle was empty.

When police checked out the empty vehicle, they learned that it was recently reported stolen and notified the owner.

The 36-year-old Chatham man who was in the vehicle that was hit suffered minor injuries and his vehicle had minor damage as a result of the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Ashleigh Lablance at 519-436-6600 or ashleighl@chatham-kent.ca.

Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.


Two drivers ticketed for making unsafe turns

A 76-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were both hit with fines after a pair of crashes in Chatham on Tuesday.

Police said the first collision was just after 7 a.m. Tuesday in the area of St. Clair Street and Regency Drive.

Officers said a man was cycling north on St. Clair St. and was approaching the intersection of Regency Dr. when a vehicle that was turning out onto St. Clair St. hit him.

The 55-year-old man who was riding the bicycle was taken to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance for treatment of his injuries and the 76-year-old Chatham man who was driving the vehicle that hit him was issued a ticket for making an unsafe turn.

CK police were called to a separate collision shortly after 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Bear Line Road in Chatham.

The second collision involved two vehicles.

Police said a 23-year-old woman and a 22-year-old woman both suffered minor injuries as a result of the collision and both of the vehicles involved were towed from the scene.

A 23-year-old woman was issued a ticket for making an unsafe turn.

The penalty for "turning not in safety" includes two demerit points and a fine of up to $500.


Machete-wielding Wallaceburg man arrested

A 32-year-old Wallaceburg man is facing a long list of charges after police followed up on a disturbance call in Wallaceburg Tuesday evening.

Police said they were called to the area of Bruce Street and Victoria Street at around 8:30 p.m. and were told that a man with a machete had been arguing with a woman there.

Officers found the man when they arrived and recognized him from "previous incidents."

Police said further investigation showed that the man had previously entered into a weapons ban as a result of a conviction and was also supposed to be abiding by some other release conditions from other outstanding charges.

A 32-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested for three counts of failing to comply with a release order, three counts of possession contrary to a prohibition order, two counts of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking, and one count of possession of property obtained by crime.

He was taken to police headquarters and was set to be held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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