Saturday, April 10, 2021

Police: Fire in Chatham, impaired driving, curfew breach

Woman charged with failing to comply

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday, police received information that a woman, currently on conditions not to communicate with her ex-boyfriend, was speaking to him via Facebook Messenger.

The 22-year-old Chatham woman was arrested and charged with failing to comply.

She was released pending a future court date of August 18, 2020.

Collision leads to impaired charges

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Last night, around 6:30 p.m. police responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Chatham Street South in Blenheim.

The man lost control of his vehicle, left the roadway and struck a hydro pole.

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

The man was transported to police headquarters for breath tests.

A 45-year-old Blenheim man has been charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit.

He was released pending a future court date of August 28, 2020.

Man charged with breaching curfew

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On June 8, 2020 the man was released from custody with several conditions.

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

Around 4:30 a.m. this morning, police located the man riding his bicycle on Grand Avenue East in Chatham.

The man fled but was located in The Landings a short time later.

The 28-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with failing to comply.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Man charged with driving while under suspension

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Last night, an officer on general patrol observed a vehicle turn without signaling on Grand Avenue East in Chatham.

The officer initiated a traffic stop for this offence and the man fled into a nearby residence, without identifying himself to the officer.

Through investigation, police identified the man and learned that he was currently suspended for unpaid fines.

The 49-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with driving while under suspension, failing to identify himself and failing to signal a turn.

He will be required to attend Provincial Offences Court on September 16, 2020.

The vehicle was towed from the scene and the registered owner was notified.

Traffic complaint leads to impaired charges

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday afternoon police responded into the area of Park Avenue West in Chatham for a traffic complaint.

The vehicle was located in the area and a traffic stop was conducted.

A Standard Field Sobriety Test was conducted which resulted in a fail.

The male was then arrested and transported to the Chatham-Kent Police Headquarters for further testing.

A 54-year-old Chatham man was charged with being impaired by drug and refusal.

He was later released with a future court date of August 28, 2020

Fire

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Early Sunday morning just before 6 a.m. police responded to a business on Riverview Drive in Chatham for a fire.

Flames and heavy smoke were observed in the loading dock area.

The fire was extinguished and there did not appear to be any damage.

The investigation is ongoing and there are currently no suspects.

Anyone with information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact Constable Stan Blonde at stanb@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #85387.

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

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