Monday, July 26, 2021

Police: Resist arrest, ATV stolen, traffic enforcement

Woman charged with resist arrest

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Last night, police responded to shoplifting complaint at Shoppers Drug Mart on Queen Street in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that the woman concealed two cosmetic gift boxes in her purse.

The woman left the store without making any attempt to pay for the items.

Total value of the theft was estimated at $186.

Officers located the woman walking on Queen Street.

As officers approached the woman, she used foul language and refused to stop.

As the woman was taken into custody, she tried to pull away and resist arrest.

While being placed in the rear of the cruiser, she continued to kick at the officers.

The 36-year-old woman of no fixed address has been charged with theft under $5,000, being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000 and resist arrest.

She has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Man charged with failing to comply

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On August 18, 2020 a man was released from custody with several conditions.

Two of those conditions stated that he was not to communicate with a specific Wallaceburg woman or attend her home.

Early yesterday morning, the man attended the woman’s residence and fell asleep in the basement of the apartment.

During the day, a verbal argument began resulting in the man throwing items around the house.

The woman fled the residence and called for help.

Officers attended the home and found the man in the basement.

The 30-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested and charged with two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions.

The man was also arrested on an outstanding warrant in connection with a robbery investigation.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Man charged with property related offences

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Earlier this month, members of the Chatham-Kent Police Intelligence Unit executed a search warrant at a residence and adjacent property on Grande River Line.

On the property, officers located:

– A 2006 purple Chevrolet 4-door sedan, reported stolen from Tecumseh in August

– A 2014 Triumph 675cc motorcycle, reported stolen in Hamilton

Total value of the stolen property was estimated at $10,000.

Last week, A 43-year-old Dover Township man was arrested and charged with two counts of being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.

He was released pending a future court date of November 19, 2020.

Stolen ATV in Dover Township

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime between Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 8 a.m. unknown suspects entered a workshop on Grande River Line and stole a blue 2012 Polaris Special Edition Sportsman ATV.

The ATV was last seen with Ontario license plate 95WX5 and has a light yellow spray tank on the back.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Ryan Gardiner at ryang@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87305.

Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (84770 and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Police investigate mischief complaint

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning, unknown suspects attempted to cut the lock off a sea can style shipping container on Maple Line with a torch.

This is not the first time that suspects have tried to enter the shipping container.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Peter Chandler at peterc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87332.

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

Theft of tools in Dover Township

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning, unknown suspects entered an unlocked garage on Winterline Road and stole various tools valued at approximately $600.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Peter Chandler at peterc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87332.

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

Traffic stop leads to court date

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday morning, an officer on general patrol observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Charing Cross Road.

The officer recorded the man driving 120 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone.

The officer initiated a traffic stop and learned that the man was currently bound by a condition to have an ignition interlock device, to which he did not.

The man also failed to provide ownership for the vehicle.

The 34-year-old Ridgetown man was charged with speeding, driving a motor vehicle not equipped with ignition interlock device and failing to surrender permit for motor vehicle.

He will be required to attend Provincial Offences Court on November 25, 2020.

His vehicle was towed from the scene.

Traffic enforcement

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday, police conduced traffic enforcement throughout the day in Chatham.

A total of 20 vehicles were stopped resulting in 19 tickets being issued for speeding, failing to surrender insurance card and no validation on license plate.

The Chatham-Kent Police would like to remind motorists that road safety is a priority for our Police Service and traffic enforcement will continue in an effort to keep everyone safe in our community.

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