Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Police: Crashes, drugs, impaired driving, assault, thefts

Man charged with theft

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On September 15, 2020 a man attended a gas station on Grand Avenue in Chatham and stole a small drone, valued at approximately $100.

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

Yesterday morning, a member of the Bike Patrol Unit located the man on Richmond Street in Chatham and he was arrested.

A 24-year-old man, of no fixed address, 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 November 6, 2020.

Man charged with assault police

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On Saturday night, police responded to a single motor vehicle collision in the area of Harwich Road and Welch Line.

Upon arrival, police observed the driver trying to flee the scene with a cooler.

Through investigation, police believed the man was driving while under the influence of alcohol and an attempt was made to arrest him.

The man resisted arrest, pushed the officer and fled through the field.

Attempts to locate him were unsuccessful.

Yesterday, the man turned himself in to police.

A 35-year-old Blenheim man was arrested and charged with impaired driving, failing to stop for an accident, resist arrest and assault police.

He was released pending a future court date of October 20, 2020.

Collision leads to criminal charges

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Around 12:30 p.m. yesterday, police responded to a two vehicle collision on Adelaide Street near Wellington Street in Chatham.

The man fled on foot as police arrived on scene.

Following a short foot chase, the man was taken into custody by nearby officers from the Intelligence Unit and Bike Patrol Unit.

Upon being searched incident to arrest, the man was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine.

The 26-year-old Tilbury man has been charged with failing to stop for an accident, driving while prohibited, drug possession and two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Man assaults youth

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday afternoon, an 11-year-old boy was on his way home from school when he placed his backpack down on the sidewalk and began scootering with friends on McNaughton Avenue in Chatham.

The boy was then approached by a man who began yelling at him.

The man grabbed the boy’s backpack and then grabbed the boy’s shirt.

The boy was able to contact his father who was nearby.

A 58-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with assault.

He was released pending a future court date of November 25, 2020.

Stolen vehicle in Ridgetown

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime late Monday night or early Tuesday morning, unknown suspects forced their way into a barn at the University of Guelph – Ridgetown Campus and stole a 2018 John Deere gator with a snow plow attachment on the front.

Total value of the theft has been estimated at $12,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Kelly McCormack at kellymc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #85118.

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

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