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CK police briefs – Monday, May 22, 2023

Suspicious vehicle call results in multiple charges

Chatham-Kent police were called to Lagoon Road in Blenheim after a young man was approached by a suspicious vehicle carrying two occupants.

When police attended the scene, they located the vehicle and spoke with two male suspects. Police allege that the pair were on conditions not to see each other, so officers placed them under arrest and took them to police headquarters.

Further investigation uncovered that the suspect who was driving the vehicle had recently consumed alcohol.

As a result of the incident, the driver was charged with dangerous driving, impaired operation- 80 plus, and failing to comply with recognizance. He will appear in court on June 5 to speak to the charges.

The second suspect was charged with failing to comply with a recognizance and released with a June 12 court date.

Police say the initial interaction with the young man is still under investigation.


Man seen carrying weapon in Tilbury

A weapons charge has been laid after a man was seen carrying what appeared to be a handgun down a busy street in Tilbury.

Chatham-Kent police reported to Canal Street East for the response. They say the suspect left the area and returned 20 minutes later, but this time the complainant alleged they heard several gunshots.

Officers contained the area and found the suspect in a nearby apartment. He was arrested without incident and taken to Chatham-Kent Headquarters.

The gun involved in the incident was an air pistol, according to police.

The accused is charged with possession of weapons for a dangerous purpose. He will appear in court on June 12.


Fatal collision in Wallaceburg

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