Saturday, December 7, 2019

Police: Serious MVC, drugs, B&E, stolen vehicle

Man charged with drug possession

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Shortly after 8 a.m. yesterday morning, an officer on general patrol observed the man driving on Thames Street in Chatham.

The officer initiated a traffic stop and confirmed that the man was currently suspended from driving for unpaid fines.

The man was arrested and upon being searched, was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

The 48-year-old Chatham man was charged with driving while under suspension, drug possession and failing to comply with his release conditions by being in possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was transported to the Courthouse pending a bail hearing.

Man charged with using stolen credit card

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On Wednesday morning, police received information that unknown suspects entered a vehicle parked in Merlin overnight and stole two debit cards in the name of the registered owner.

Through investigation, police learned that the stolen debit cards had been used in Tilbury.

Images from video surveillance footage were obtained and police identified the man responsible.

Yesterday morning, police located the man in Tilbury, however he fled on foot.

Following a foot chase through two apartment buildings and covering approximately four city blocks, the man was taken into custody.

Upon being searched incident to arrest, the man was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.

The 57-year-old man of no fixed address has been charged with theft under $5,000, five counts of using a stolen credit card, five counts of being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000 and drug possession.

He was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for failing to attend court earlier this month.

He was transported to the Courthouse pending a bail hearing.

Shoplifting leads to charges

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday afternoon, a man attended Canadian Tire in Chatham and concealed several items without making any attempt to pay for them.

As store security apprehended the man and police were called, the man threatened the employee.

Through investigation, police learned that the man was also on conditions not to attend Canadian Tire.

The 28-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with theft under $5,000, being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000, uttering threats, failing to comply with his release conditions and breaching his Probation Order.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Youth charged with assault

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Last night, a 17-year-old Belle River youth was assaulted by two youths known to him while at Memorial Park in Tilbury.

A 17-year-old Tilbury youth was arrested and charged with assault.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Police continue to look for the second youth involved.

Man charged with impaired driving

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Around 4:30 a.m. this morning, an officer on general patrol observed the man pull into a parking lot on Grand Avenue East in Chatham.

The officer stopped and upon speaking with the man suspected he was driving while under the influence of alcohol.

A roadside breath test was administered and the man failed.

The man was arrested and transported to the OPP detachment for breath tests.

The 27-year-old Chatham man has been charged with impaired driving.

He will be released when sober pending a future court date of September 18, 2019.

Executed warrants

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday morning, a man wanted for domestic related offences turned himself in to police.

The 35-year-old Corunna man was arrested and held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday morning, police arrested a man wanted on a surety relief warrant.

The 26-year-old man of no fixed address was transported to a local detention centre.

Police investigating Motor Vehicle Collision

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On Wednesday night, just after 6:30 p.m. an officer on general patrol observed a vehicle with expired license plates travelling eastbound on Oldfield Line.

The officer initiated a traffic stop for this violation.

As the officer approached the vehicle on foot, the driver fled.

The officer pursued the vehicle, however it was quickly terminated.

Just before 7 p.m. the vehicle was located upside side in a field on Meadowvale Line by another officer.

Both occupants were transported to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance for medical attention.

The driver, a 33-year-old man of no fixed address, sustained serious injuries and was air lifted to a London hospital for further medical attention.

The passenger, a 22-year-old Thamesville woman, sustained minor injuries.

She was treated and released from hospital.

The SIU were notified of the collision and will not be invoking their mandate.

The Traffic Unit has taken over the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Dan Carroll at dancar@chatham-kent.ca or 519-355-1092.

Stolen vehicle

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, unknown suspects stole a black 2019 Hyundai Sonata from a residence on John Park Line.

The vehicle was last seen with Ontario license plates CJLM 226.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Nicole Bechard at nicolebe@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87057.

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

Break and enter in Thamesville

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime between August 14 at 11 a.m. and August 18 at 8:30 p.m. unknown suspects forced their way into a residence in Briarwood Estates.

Once inside, the suspects stole cash and jewelry.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Mike VanKesteren at michaelv@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #86442.

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

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