Engineless classic car stolen in CK
Chatham-Kent police are looking for tips after someone drove off with a blue 1963 Cadillac that was parked at an address on O'Neill Line in Howard Township.
There's one big catch, though -- the vehicle didn't have an engine.
Police said the vehicle, which was in the process of being restored, was taken during a break-in sometime between March 22 and March 27.
Officers are also looking for a white dual-axle tandem trailer that was also taken during the theft.
Anyone with information to assist in this investigation is asked to contact Constable Kelly McCormack at email@example.com or 519-436-6600.
Anonymous callers can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Chatham man arrested for drug-impaired driving
A 32-year-old Chatham man is facing an impaired driving charge after he allegedly refused a roadside sobriety test during a traffic stop in Chatham Tuesday morning.
Chatham-Kent police said they caught up with the man when they were investigating a suspicious vehicle just before 10 a.m. Tuesday.
When officers found the man, they believed he was under the influence of a substance while he was also in control of a vehicle, so they attempted to carry out a sobriety test, but the man refused to cooperate.
As a result, he was arrested and when police searched him, they also allegedly found a suspected controlled substance in his possession.
The accused was charged with drug possession and refusing a demand for a sobriety test.
He was later released with conditions and a future court date.
Man known for driving without a valid license arrested
A 37-year-old Chatham man is facing drug and driving-related charges after a chance encounter with police Tuesday afternoon.
CK police said an officer on general patrol saw the man while he was driving on Lacroix Street in Chatham shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday and recognized him "from previous encounters."
The officer who spotted the man also knew he did not have a valid driver's license and tried to pull the vehicle over, but the driver kept going.
Police followed the vehicle as it pulled into a driveway on Gray Street and arrested the man.
The officer also reported finding suspected fentanyl and methamphetamine in the man's possession.
The man was arrested and charged with flight from police, driving while suspended, and possession of a controlled substance.
He was later released with a future court date.
Wallaceburg woman arrested after police receive impaired driving tip
A 26-year-old Wallaceburg woman is facing an impaired driving charge after police got a tip that she may have used a substance before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle.
CK police said they got that tip just after 4 p.m. Tuesday on Grand Avenue West in Chatham, adding that officers caught up with the vehicle on St. Clair Street.
Police believed the woman was driving under the influence of a substance, so they conducted a field sobriety test.
After that, the woman was arrested, taken to police headquarters, and charged with impaired driving.
She was later released with conditions and a future court date.