Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Police: Escape custody, MVC’s, online threats, obstruction

Man charged with escape custody

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday afternoon, an officer on general patrol located a man on James Street in Chatham who was wanted for obstruct police, mischief under $5,000, failing to attend court and for his fingerprints.

As the officer placed the man under arrest, he pulled away and a struggle ensued.

The man was able to quickly remove his shirt and jacket, breaking free from the officer.

Following a short foot chase, the man was taken into custody in the area of Barth Street and Victoria Avenue.

The 31-year-old man of no fixed address has been charged with resist arrest and escape lawful custody.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Man arrested on outstanding warrant

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday morning, officers located a man wanted for failing to attend court last week.

The 48-year-old Chatham man was arrested and transported to the Courthouse pending a bail hearing.

Motor vehicle collisions

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: At approximately 6:30 a.m. yesterday morning, emergency crews responded to a two vehicle collision on Longwoods Road, west of Thamesville, near Huffs Side Road.

Minor injuries were reported.

Total damage was estimated at $14,000.

The collision remains under investigation.

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Just before 11 a.m. yesterday morning, emergency crews responded to a single motor vehicle collision on West Bothwell Road.

The driver was travelling northbound when he lost control of his vehicle, left the roadway and struck a tree.

The 51-year-old Thamesville man was airlifted to London for medical attention of non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Josh Flikweert at joshuaf@chatham-kent.ca or 519-355-1092.

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Just before 3 p.m. yesterday afternoon, police responded to a two vehicle collision on Dufferin Avenue between Hwy 40 and Mirwin Road in Wallaceburg.

No one was injured. Total damage was estimated at $2,500.

The driver at fault was charged with careless driving.

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday afternoon, around 3:30 p.m. emergency crews responded to a collision involving a pedestrian on Sandys Street between Sudbury Drive and Oxley Drive in Chatham.

The pedestrian, a 26-year-old Chatham man was transported to hospital as a precaution.

He has been charged with failing to use a crosswalk.

Man charged with uttering threats

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On Monday afternoon, officers learned that a local man was making online threats towards the Chatham-Kent Police Service.

Through investigation, officers located the man at his home.

The man initially refused to surrender himself to police, however after a couple hours of negotiations, he was taken into custody.

The 43-year-old Chatham man was charged with uttering threats and mischief.

He was released pending a future court date of February 12, 2020.

Man charged with obstruct police

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On Monday night, an officer on general patrol initiated a traffic stop on Lacroix Street in Chatham and the driver falsely identified himself.

Through investigation, police learned the man’s true identity, which revealed that he was currently prohibited from driving and wanted by OPP.

The 42-year-old London man was arrested and charged with obstruct police and driving while prohibited.

He was released pending a future court date of February 26, 2020 and turned over to OPP.

Man arrested on outstanding warrants

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On Monday morning, police arrested a man wanted in connection with a shoplifting investigation and failing to attend court.

A 26-year-old Walpole Island man was released pending a future court date of February 11, 2020.

Traffic enforcement

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On Monday morning, members of the Traffic Unit conducted speed enforcement in school zones on Indian Creek Road and McNaughton Avenue East in Chatham.

Ten motorists were stopped and charged with speeding.

Motor vehicle collision

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday morning, police responded to a two vehicle collision on Keil Drive in Chatham.

No one was injured.

Total damage was estimated at $5,000.

A 36-year-old Ridgetown woman was charged with failing to yield the right of way.

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