Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Police: Fraud, MVC, failing to comply, driving under suspension

Man charged with fraud related offences

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On April 29, 2021 an elderly Blenheim woman reported fraudulent transactions on a credit card.

Through investigation, police learned that a man, known to the woman, used the debit card to make purchases that were not authorized by her.

Yesterday, the 40-year-old Blenheim man was arrested and charged with fraud related offences.

He was released pending a future court date of June 18, 2021.

Man charged with failing to comply

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On November 26, 2020 the man was released from court with several conditions.

Two of those conditions stated that he was to remain in his residence in Chatham, unless with his surety and not to attend within 200 meters of a specific address on Park Street in Chatham.

Last night, the man attended the address on Park Street without his surety.

The 57-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Woman charged with failing to comply

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Around 9:30 p.m. last night, police responded to the report of a suspicious person inside the VIA Rail train station on Queen Street in Chatham.

As police entered the train station, a man exited the bathroom.

Police then located the woman hiding behind the bathroom door.

Through investigation, police learned that the woman was currently bound by conditions not to communicate with the man.

The 27-year-old woman of no fixed address was arrested and charged with two counts of failing to comply with her release conditions.

She has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Collision leads to charges

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Around 1 p.m. yesterday, police responded to a two vehicle collision on Lacroix Street near Grand Avenue in Chatham.

The driver responsible for the collision fled the scene.

Officers located the vehicle a short distance away on Thames Street and a traffic stop was initiated.

The 38-year-old Chatham man was charged with careless driving, failing to remain at the scene of an accident and driving while under suspension.

He will be required to attend Provincial Offences Court on June 2, 2021.

His vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded for seven days as per the Vehicle Impoundment Program.

No one was injured as a result of the collision.

Woman charged with driving while under suspension

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Last night, an officer on general patrol in Ridgetown observed a suspicious vehicle on Main Street West.

A traffic stop was initiated and through investigation, the officer learned that the driver was suspended for unpaid fines.

The 33-year-old Sarnia woman was charged with driving while under suspension.

She will be required to attend Provincial Offences Court on May 26, 2021.

The vehicle was towed from the scene.

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