Thursday, January 23, 2020

Police: Impaired driving, meat theft, B&E

Collision leads to impaired charges

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Last night, police responded to a two vehicle collision on Queen Street near Sunnyside Avenue in Chatham.

Through investigation, police believed the man responsible was driving while under the influence of alcohol and he was arrested.

Breath tests were obtained and the man registered 2 x over the legal limit.

A 66-year-old Chatham man has been charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit.

He was released pending a future court date of December 24, 2019.

Man charged with impaired driving

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Shortly after 2 a.m. this morning, police responded to the report of a man asleep behind the wheel of a running vehicle on Joseph Street in Chatham.

Officers located the vehicle, which was locked and attempted to wake the driver by knocking on the window.

After several attempts and fearing that the man may be experiencing a medical emergency, officers broke the window to make contact with the man.

Through investigation, police believed the man was under the influence of alcohol and he was arrested.

The man provided breath tests, which registered over 2 x the legal limit.

A 25-year-old Blenheim has been charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit.

He was released pending a future court date of December 24, 2019.

Man charged with breaching curfew

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On November 21, 2019 a 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.

Around 3:30 a.m. this morning, an officer on general patrol observed the man pushing a bicycle on Prospect Street in Tilbury.

The 57-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested and charged with failing to comply.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Executed warrants

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday morning, a man wanted for failing to comply with his release conditions attended police headquarters and turned himself in.

The 26-year-old Chatham man was arrested and transported to the Courthouse pending a bail hearing.

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a family dispute at a residence in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that a youth in the home was wanted by Sarnia Police.

The 16-year-old teen was arrested and transported to Sarnia for court purposes.

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: While in Sarnia, police arrested a man wanted on several outstanding warrants in Chatham-Kent.

The 32-year-old Walpole Island man was transported back to Chatham and has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Man charged with being intoxicated in a public place

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Last night, police responded to the report of a suspicious man on Timmins Crescent in Chatham.

Officers located the man and for his own safety, he was taken into custody as he was unable to care for himself.

The 57-year-old Chatham man has been charged with being intoxicated in a public place.

He will be released when sober.

Theft of meat in Chatham

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime between Wednesday at 5 p.m. and Thursday at 7 a.m. unknown suspects entered an unlocked garage on Fielder Avenue and stole three packs of frozen hamburger and two packs of frozen pork chops.

Suspects also attempted to steal a saw, but it fell and broke, so they left it behind.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Kristen Charron at kristenc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #8107352.

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

Break and enter in Ridgetown

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime Wednesday night between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. unknown suspects entered an unlocked residence on James Street and stole cash along with prescription medication.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Jayme O’Reilly at jaymeo@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87006.

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

The Chatham-Kent Police would like to remind everyone that old or unused medication may be returned to any pharmacy for safe disposal.

This is a free service that ensures the medication does not end up on our streets in the wrong hands.

For more information, please see: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/safe-disposal-prescription-drugs.html

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