Friday, June 5, 2020

Police: Officer assaulted, cocaine seized, ATV stolen, pursuit

Man charged with assault police

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Last night, police responded to the report of an unwanted man at a residence on King Street in Chatham.

When officers asked the man to leave, he became agitated and tried to push an officer down a set of stairs.

The man continued to resist arrest, however was taken into custody.

As officers suspected the man was under the influence of illicit drugs, he was transported to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance for medical attention.

While receiving treatment, the man was found to be concealing suspected cocaine in his underwear.

Once medically cleared, the 24-year-old Chatham man was charged with assaulting a peace officer, resisting arrest and drug possession.

He was released pending a future court of June 23, 2020.

Man charged with uttering threats

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday afternoon, a woman reported to police that she had received a threatening text message from her ex-boyfriend.

Officers located the man and he was arrested.

The 27-year-old Blenheim man was charged with uttering threats.

He was released pending a future court date of June 16, 2020.

Youth charged with weapon offences

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Last night, police received information that a youth, while in possession of a knife, asked two girls, in a threatening manner, to assist him in committing a criminal offence against another person.

The girls tried to get the knife away from the boy, but he fled the area.

Through investigation, police learned that the youth was currently bound by conditions not to possess any weapons or communicate with the two girls.

Early this morning, police located the male youth.

The 14-year-old Chatham boy was arrested and charged with being in possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, two counts of uttering threats, two counts of assault with a weapon and three counts of failing to comply with his release conditions.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Man charged with domestic related offences

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Last night, police received information about current and historical domestic related incidents between a couple in Chatham dating back to 2018.

The 50-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with several domestic related offences.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Traffic stop leads to charges

Last night, an officer on general patrol observed a vehicle travelling southbound on Pond Road near McCreary Line in Wallaceburg.

A query of the license plates revealed that they were not registered to that vehicle.

The officer initiated a traffic stop and learned that the driver was currently suspended for unpaid fines and prohibited from driving.

The woman was arrested and found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine.

A 32-year-old Blenheim woman has been charged with using plates not authorized for the vehicle, driving while under suspension, operating a motor vehicle while prohibited and possession for the purposes of trafficking.

Her vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded for 45 days as per the Vehicle Impoundment Program.

She was released pending a future court date of June 24, 2020.

Stolen ATV in Chatham Township

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime between March 28 and yesterday, unknown suspects stole a green 2008 Arctic Cat 366 4×4 ATV from a barn on Langstaff Line.

Total value of the theft has been estimated at $4,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-436-6600 extension #222.

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

Pursuit leads to charges

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On Wednesday morning, shortly after 11:30 a.m. an officer on general patrol observed a green Jeep travelling westbound on Talbot Street West in Blenheim.

The officer recognized the vehicle and knew that it was not insured.

As the officer activated his emergency lights on Talbot Trail near Lagoon Road, the driver failed to stop and continued driving.

The driver eventually pulled over near Gore Road, however when the officer asked him to put the vehicle in park and shut it off, he reversed and took off again, now eastbound on Talbot Trail, towards Blenheim.

The driver was arrested around noon at a home in Blenheim.

Through investigation, police learned that the man was driving the vehicle without the registered owner’s permission.

He was also prohibited from driving for driving while disqualified and dangerous driving along with being suspended for unpaid fines.

A 31-year-old Chatham man has been charged with flight from police, operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited, theft of motor vehicle and driving while under suspension.

He was released pending a future court date of June 11, 2020.

Man charged with theft

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Earlier this month, a Canada Post employee reported that a man had entered his unlocked van on Ursuline Avenue in Chatham and stole various items, including a Canada Post coat and identification.

The man fled on foot and discarded the items in a nearby recycling bin.

Officers recovered the property and returned them to the Canada Post employee.

With the assistance of video surveillance, the man was identified.

On Wednesday morning, police located the man and he was arrested.

A 32-year-old Chatham man was charged with theft under $5,000 and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.

He was released pending a future court date of June 16, 2020.

Man charged with being in possession of stolen vehicle

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday morning, police responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle at a local convenience store on Grand Avenue in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that the vehicle was stolen from Windsor.

The occupant, a 38-year-old Windsor man was arrested and charged with theft over $5,000 and being in possession of property obtained by a crime over $5,000.

He was released pending a future court date of August 11, 2020 and turned over to officers from Windsor.

Motor vehicle collisions

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday afternoon around 1:30 p.m. police responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Communication Road near Horton Line.

No one was injured.

Total damage was estimated at $7,000.

A 34-year-old Ridgetown man was charged with making an unsafe move.

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. emergency crews responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Jacob Road near Pain Court Line.

The driver, a 35-year-old Tilbury Township woman was transported to a London hospital for medical attention of non-life-threatening injuries. Total damage was estimated at $15,000.

The collision remains under investigation.

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