Vanden Enden case put over to next week

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A Chatham-Kent police officer will have her bail matter return to court next week.

Cristelle Vanden Enden, who is facing charges related to separate incidents, had another short appearance Tuesday via teleconference.

Her matter was adjourned to April 13, as she is currently in hospital recovering from surgery.

The court heard that discussions have been taking place between the Crown and defence, as well as other organizations, to arrange for her care and release.

Vanden Enden has been in custody for more than two months.

There is a publication ban on any pre-trial evidence presented in court.

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According to previously published reports, the officer faces charges of dangerous operation of a vehicle and criminal negligence causing bodily harm.


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Chatham-Kent police asked Windsor police to investigate after local officers were called to a Chatham home Jan. 9 to help paramedics with an injured 40-year-old man.

Police learned Vanden Enden may have been involved in the incident.

She was arrested and charged by Windsor police on Jan. 18 and taken into custody pending a bail hearing.

She is also facing two counts of failing to comply with her release conditions, possession of property obtained by a crime with a value less than $5,000 and three counts of drug possession.

Vanden Enden also faces a charge of fraud with a value less than $5,000, use of a forged document and possession of property obtained by a crime in connection to allegations dating back to 2019.

The officer is currently on medical leave from the police service.

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