Chatham-Kent Police Officer Charged With Breaching Release Conditions

Tuesday January 12th, 2021

Posted at 3:21pm

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A Chatham-Kent police officer is facing charges after an incident this weekend.

Police say that on January 6th, 2021 the officer was arrested and charged with being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000 and three counts of drug possession by Leamington OPP.

She was released with conditions pending a future court date of March 8th, 2021.

One of those conditions stated that she was not to communicate with a specific person.

On January 8th, 2021 around 9:30 pm police responded to a disturbance at the officer’s home in Chatham. Through investigation, police observed the person, with whom the officer was not to communicate with, on her property and further learned that this was not the first time that she had communicated with him.

Constable Cristelle VandenEnden was arrested and charged with two counts of failing to comply with her release conditions. She was held pending a bail hearing and released by the courts with a future court date of January 21st, 2021.

Constable VandenEnden is currently on a medical leave from work.

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