Friday, November 15, 2019

Police: Obstruction, thefts, taser deployed

Man charged with obstruct police

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday morning around 10 a.m. an officer on general patrol initiated a traffic stop in the area of Lorne Avenue and Raleigh Street in Chatham.

Through investigation, the officer learned that the license plate attached to the front of the vehicle was unauthorized.

The man, who was a passenger in the vehicle, exited and removed the plate in an attempt to hide it.

As the officer confronted the man, he fled on foot.

Following a short foot chase and struggle, the man was taken into custody.

A 36-year-old Leamington man was charged with obstruct police.

He was transported to the Courthouse pending a bail hearing.

He was released with a future court date of November 12, 2019.

The driver, a 38-year-old Chatham woman, was charged with using plates not authorized.

Man charged with domestic related offences

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On October 9, 2019 the man was released from custody with several conditions.

One of those conditions stated that he was to abstain from communicating with a specific Chatham woman.

On October 13, 2019 a physical altercation occurred and police were called.

The man fled prior to police arrival.

Yesterday afternoon, an officer on general patrol observed the man walking in Chatham.

The 25-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with assault and failing to comply with his release conditions.

He was transported to the Courthouse pending a bail hearing.

Man charged with assault police

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Last night, police responded to a disturbance at an apartment in Blenheim.

As the intoxicated man began damaging property in the home, the officer approached him in an effort to stop him before potentially injuring himself.

The man then turned his attention on the officer and took a swing at him.

When he missed, the man threatened the officer and grabbed his body armour.

As a struggle ensued, the officer deployed his conductive energy weapon (taser) and the man was taken into custody without anyone being injured.

The 59-year-old Blenheim man has been charged with assault police and uttering threats.

He will be released when sober pending a future court date of November 5, 2019.

Man breaches curfew

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On October 5, 2019 the man was released from Court with several conditions.

One of those conditions stated that he was to obey a daily curfew of 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.

This morning, around 12:30 a.m. an officer on general patrol observed the man riding a bicycle in the area of Brabaw Street and Old Glass Road in Wallaceburg.

As the man saw the cruiser, he jumped off his bicycle and fled on foot.

Following a short foot chase, the man was taken into custody.

The 23-year-old man of no fixed address has been charged with failing to comply with his curfew.

Through investigation, police learned that he was also wanted for two additional counts of failing to comply with his release conditions.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Stolen truck in Ridgetown

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime between Saturday night and Tuesday morning, unknown suspects stole 2004 dark grey Chev Silverado truck from the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus.

The truck has the University logo on it and was last seen with Ontario license plates 587 2MF.

Total value of the theft has been estimated at $5,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Ken Muir at kenmu@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87002.

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

Stolen dump trailer

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime over the holiday weekend, unknown suspects stole a 2015 black dual axle dump trailer from a property on Heritage Road in Chatham.

The trailer has ‘Depencier Builders’ logo on it and was last seen with Ontario license plate M58 46M.

Total value of the theft has been estimated at $6,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Jon Mulder at jonathanm@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #84920.

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

Traffic enforcement

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Officers were out in full force over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend focusing their efforts on road safety as part of ‘Operation Impact’.

A total of 271 tickets for various offences, such as speeding, not wearing a seat belt, parking infractions and other various Highway Traffic Act offences were issued to motorists across Chatham-Kent.

One person was charged with impaired driving, two motorists were issued impaired related license suspensions and two people were issued tickets for liquor related offences.

Officers also conducted five RIDE spot checks over the holiday weekend resulting in 312 vehicles being checked, four motorists being issued tickets for Highway Traffic Act offences and one person being issued a 3-day license suspension.

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