Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Police: Suspicious vehicle complaint, mischief, RIDE checks

Suspicious vehicle complaint leads to charges

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Early yesterday morning, police responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle complaint on Spence Line in Ridgetown.

Police located the vehicle and a traffic stop was initiated.

Through investigation, the officer learned that the vehicle that was being operated was confirmed stolen.

The driver of the vehicle was also found failing to comply with his probation order.

The 31-year-old man was arrested and charged with being in possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, failing to comply with his release conditions and possession of a prohibited weapon.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Man charged with mischief

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Around 11 p.m. yesterday evening, police responded to an alarm complaint in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that the front window in the entryway of the property was damaged. Officers located the man at the scene and he was arrested.

The 28-year-old man, of no fixed address, has been charged with one count of mischief.

He was later released on a Form 10 with a future court date.

Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Last night, officers conducted RIDE spot checks throughout the municipality.

A total of 150 vehicles were checked with two roadside breath tests administered.

No one was charged with impaired driving.

As road safety is a priority for our Police Service, we would like to remind everyone that RIDE spot checks will continue throughout the year across our community in an effort to keep all road users safe.

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