Friday, November 15, 2019

Police: ‘Operation Impact’, impaired, RIDE

Traffic enforcement throughout Chatham-Kent

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday, members of the Chatham-Kent Police Traffic Unit were conducting enforcement at various locations throughout Chatham-Kent as part of Operation Impact – a national public awareness campaign aimed at making Canada’s roads the safest in the world.

As a result of this enforcement, 56 tickets were handed out to area drivers.

Officers will continue to be out in full force this Thanksgiving holiday weekend in an effort to keep our roadways safe.

Man arrested for impaired driving

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: This morning at approximately 2:45 a.m., a report was received of a possible impaired driver observed in downtown Chatham.

Officers were quickly able to locate and stop the vehicle on King Street.

Through investigation, it was believed that the driver was operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and he was placed under arrest.

The man was transported to police headquarters for further breath tests which indicated that he had more than double the legal limit of alcohol in his body.

A 42 year old Chatham man has been charged with Operation While Impaired and 80 Plus.

He was released from custody with a future court date.

Break and enter in Chatham

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime between Thursday, October 10, and Saturday, October 12, 2019, several outbuildings were entered on a property on Curran Crescent in Chatham.

The unknown suspect removed a Honda motorcycle solo saddle, described as being red and white in colour with the number 1000 on it, as well as a blue mountain bike.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Josh Corbin at joshuac@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-600 extension #87200.

Man charged with theft

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Just before 5 p.m. on Friday afternoon, police responded to a shoplifting complaint at Walmart in Chatham.

The man stole video games and left the store without making any attempt to pay for the items.

A physical description of the man was provided to police.

The man was located the man a short distance away and he was arrested.

A 22 year old Chatham man was charged with theft under $5000 and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000.

The stolen property was recovered and returned to Walmart.

Traffic enforcement

At approximately 3 a.m. on Saturday, an officer on general patrol observed a vehicle on Snow Avenue, Blenheim and initiated a traffic stop.

Through investigation, a 22 year old St. Thomas man was issued a 3-day licence suspension and a Provincial Offence Notice for Novice Driver BAC above zero.

Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On Friday night, police conducted R.I.D.E. spot checks throughout the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

Approximately 222 vehicles were stopped and checked.

Four tickets were issued for Highway Traffic Act violations and one 3-Day driver’s licence suspension was issued.

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