Spurned man nearly causes car accident with ex girlfriend

High drama on the roads of Chatham-Kent yesterday. A man who was recently dumped by his girlfriend found her at her grandparents farm, at 8 a.m., on Talbot Street in Merlin. An argument ensued about their break-up, when the woman left in her vehicle. He followed her eastbound on Talbot Street, driving aggressively by following her very […]

Rotary EcoTrail opens in Chatham

Rotary EcoTrail opens in Chatham

Today the Rotary EcoTrail was opened in Chatham. Members of the Rotary Club of Chatham, representatives of the Chatham-Kent Trail Council, Carolinian Canada, Chatham-Kent Council and the community celebrated this project. “The Rotary Club of Chatham, through its local committee service, is committed to continued financial and volunteer support to the project,” said Barry Fraser, chair […]

Nicholls pleased with four horse racing dates in Lakeshore

Nicholls pleased with four horse racing dates in Lakeshore

Chatham-Kent-Essex MPP Rick Nicholls has been working to ensure racing will continue at the Leamington fair grounds ever since the government put plans in place to kill the horse racing industry in Ontario and some 60,000 jobs that are directly tied into the industry province-wide. Nicholls, who has been a strong advocate of the horse […]

Chatham man arrested after multiple thefts from cars

Chatham man arrested after multiple thefts from cars

During the early morning hours of September 20, many residents on the north side of Chatham were victims of thefts. Police received information that two suspects, dressed in dark clothing, were prowling around residential properties and stealing valuables from their vehicles. Officers flooded the area and observed two suspects trying to enter a vehicle on Greenfield […]

Man armed with pellet gun arrested walking the streets at 1 a.m.

Man armed with pellet gun arrested walking the streets at 1 a.m.

Early this morning at about 1 a.m., police located a 23-year-old Chatham man walking on Wyandott Street. Police stopped to talk with him and he appeared nervous and fidgety to officers. He couldn’t explain where he was coming from only that he was going home. While speaking to the accused, he started to run away from police […]

New downtown park opens in Tilbury

New downtown park opens in Tilbury

Tilbury has a new public park in the heart of downtown. Located at the corner of Queen & Prospect Street, the public park culminates several years of work by multiple community organizations. The park is a combined green-area and public-parking area and enhances the downtown Tilbury shopping experience. A community approach was taken for the project […]

Police warn speed is being sold as ecstasy

Police warn speed is being sold as ecstasy

Police have recently investigated incidents involving members of the community specifically young people, purchasing what they believe is MDMA (ecstasy), only to realize the drug they bought is in fact methamphetamine (speed). Police want to warn anyone who is involved with the purchase and or use of drugs such as MDMA (ecstasy) and methamphetamine (speed) […]

Two break-ins into unlocked storage areas

People are making it easy for local thieves. Either late on September 18, or early September 19, someone entered an unlocked shed on Flemingo Street and stole two bikes. The first bike was a purple Norco racing bike valued at $300. The second was a burgundy 18-speed mountain bike valued at $300. Between 4 and 5 p.m. on September […]

Local water not safe for washing light coloured clothing

Local water not safe for washing light coloured clothing

Public works crews have flushed water from hydrants throughout the water distribution system in Dresden, Thamesville and Chatham. The Chatham-Kent public utilities commission is now saying that due to the continued discolouration of the municipal water, precaution should be used while washing clothes as the water may stain light coloured clothing when laundered. Some areas […]

Woman speeding on 401 had two unbelted children in back seat: OPP

Woman speeding on 401 had two unbelted children in back seat: OPP

Around noon today the OPP stopped a vehicle on the 401 for speeding, near Victoria Road. Police clocked the vehicle at 136 km/hr in a 100 km/hr zone. A 5-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl were not wearing a seatbelt in the back seat. The driver, a 40-year-old, Kanata, Ontario woman has been charged with speeding; 136km/hr in […]