Police seize deadly powdered fentanyl in Shrewsbury

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday, members of the Chatham-Kent Police Service Intelligence Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant in Shrewsbury.

During the search, officers located over 9 grams of powdered fentanyl, digital scales and in excess of $5,000 in cash.

The estimated street value of the fentanyl is $5,580.

A 50-year-old Shrewsbury woman was arrested and charged with possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking.

She was released pending a future court date of June 6, 2019.

Opioids, such as fentanyl, continue to be a real danger to our community.

The risk to anyone exposed to this substance is extremely serious and potentially deadly.

The Chatham-Kent Police Service remain committed in our efforts to remove this dangerous substance from our streets.

Man charged with escape custody

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday morning, an officer at the Courthouse observed a man wanted for domestic related offences enter the building.

As the man was placed under arrest, he fled the building on foot.

The man was taken into custody a short distance away.

The 26-year-old Cottam man was additionally charged with escape lawful custody.

He was held in custody for a bail hearing and released pending a future court date June 5, 2019.

Disturbance leads to charges

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a disturbance at a residence in Wallaceburg.

Through investigation, police learned that the woman damaged a door to the home, threatened three people known to her while in possession of scissors and lunged at one of them in an attempt to stab him.

The 18-year-old Wallaceburg woman was arrested and charged with mischief under $5,000, uttering threats and assault with a weapon.

She has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Man charged with indecent act

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Shortly after 7:30 p.m. last night, police responded to the area of Queen Street in Chatham in regards to a suspicious person.

Officers found the man with his pants down pleasuring himself.

As the man was placed under arrest, he pushed the officer in an attempt to resist arrest and refused to comply.

The man was taken into custody and upon being searched, was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.

The 29-year-old man of no fixed address has been charged with committing an indecent act, resisting arrest and drug possession.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Trio charged with theft

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Around 8 p.m. last night, police responded to a shoplifting complaint at the Real Canadian Superstore in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that the trio had also stolen items from three other business in the area.

A 26-year-old Ridgetown woman, A 25-year-old Chatham man and a 25-year-old Magnetawan man have all been charged with four counts of theft under $5,000 and one count of being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.

All three were released with conditions pending a future court date of June 5, 2019.

Suspicious person call leads to charges

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Late last night, police received information that two men were observed trespassing through a property on Keil Drive in Chatham.

Officers located the men and found the one man in possession of a backpack containing a hammer, pry bar, plyers, wrench and black bandana, all contrary to his release conditions.

The 27-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with possession of break in tools and failing to comply with his release conditions.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Update: Stolen vehicle recovered

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: As previously released, sometime between Sunday night at 9 p.m. and Monday morning at 8 a.m. unknown suspects stole a red 2011 Chevy Cruz that was parked on Holland Avenue in Chatham.

The vehicle was left unlocked with the keys inside and a shotgun in the trunk.

Yesterday morning, police recovered the vehicle in the parking lot at Columbus Estates on Park Avenue West in Chatham.

Thankfully, the shotgun and ammunition were still in the trunk.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Wayne Plaquet at waynepl@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87040.

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

Traffic enforcement

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday, officers conducted traffic enforcement in Port Alma.

A total of 11 motorists were stopped and charged with speeding.