Thursday, September 23, 2021

Police: Drug bust, arson, tools stolen in Dresden

Police execute search warrant in Chatham

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

A quantity of suspected fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine, hydromorphone and oxycodone was seized along with digital scales, debt lists and large amount of Canadian cash.

A 29-year-old Chatham woman was arrested and charged with five counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking and three counts of failing to comply with her release conditions.

She was also arrested on several outstanding warrants and has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

A 40-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with five counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking.

He was released pending a future court date of May 6, 2021.

A 37-year-old Dresden woman was arrested and charged with five counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking.

She was also arrested on an outstanding warrant and released pending a future court date of May 6, 2021.

A 28-year-old Chatham woman was arrested and charged with five counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking.

She was released pending a future court date of May 6, 2021.

Man charged with failing to comply

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On April 1, 2021 the man was released from Court with several conditions.

One of those conditions stated that the man was not to be near a specific Chatham woman’s residence.

Yesterday, the man was observed walking in the area of the woman’s home.

The 28-year-old North Thorald man was arrested and charged with failing to comply.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Family dispute leads to arson charges

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Late Wednesday afternoon, emergency crews responded to an RV trailer fire in Raleigh Township.

Through investigation, police learned that the fire was intentionally set while two family members were inside the trailer.

They were able to safely escape as the fire spread to a nearby SUV.

While the family member was attempting to extinguish the fire, the man assaulted him.

Total damage was estimated at $10,000.

Early this morning, the 34-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with assault and two counts of arson – disregard for human life.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Man charged with mischief

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Around 3 a.m. this morning, police responded to an alarm at the LCBO on Wellington Street in Chatham.

Through investigation, police identified the man responsible for smashing the glass in the front door.

The 28-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested and charged with mischief under $5,000.

He remains in police custody this morning.

Theft of tools in Dresden

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, unknown suspects stole approximately $10,000 worth of tools from a property on Wellington Street.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Grant Renders at grantr@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87351.

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

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