Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Update: Stolen truck from Ridgetown College recovered in Erieau, arrests made

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Just before 4 a.m. on Monday morning, police responded to the report of a suspicious person in Erieau.

While searching the area, police observed a pick-up truck that was stuck in a puddle on Kerr Avenue.

One man was in the driver’s seat while another man was pushing the truck.

Through investigation, police recognized the Dodge truck as the one stolen from the University of Guelph – Ridgetown Campus on Saturday.

The driver was arrested for being in possession of stolen property and upon being searched incident to arrest, was found to be in possession of a flick knife.

The man initially provided a false name to police however his true identity was determined.

The second man fled the scene, however returned and approached police from behind.

As the officers placed the man under arrest, a struggle ensued as he verbally and physically resisted.

The man assaulted both officers, however was taken into custody following the deployment of a conductive energy weapon.

A 32-year-old Thamesville man, has been charged with being in possession of property obtained by a crime over $5,000, obstruct police, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a prohibited weapon and failing to comply with a Prohibition Order.

A 29-year-old Moraviantown man, has been charged with being in possession of property obtained by a crime over $5,000, obstruct police and two counts of assault police.

Both men have been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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