Sunday, October 17, 2021

Police: B&E suspects sought, Operation Impact results, MVC’s

Update: Operation Impact 2021

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Over the Thanksgiving weekend, the Chatham-Kent Police Service participated in ‘Operation Impact’, a national public awareness campaign aimed at making Canada’s roads the safest in the world.

Throughout the holiday weekend, members of the Traffic Unit and Community Patrol worked in collaboration to improve the safety of our highways throughout the Municipality.

In total, 197 tickets and summons were issued to motorists for:

– Failing to wear a seat belt

– Speeding

– Other Highway Traffic Act offences

Additionally,

– Three drivers were charged with impaired driving, resulting in 90 day license suspensions and seven day vehicle impounds.

– Two drivers were charged with stunt driving – both which resulted in a 30 day license suspension and 14 day vehicle impound.

Officers also checked 140 vehicles as part of ‘Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere’ (R.I.D.E) programs conducted throughout our community.

The Chatham-Kent Police would like to remind motorists that although this campaign has come to an end, road safety remains a priority and officers will continue to focus on behaviours that put all road users at risk.

Road safety is literally in your hands, so please don’t let the impact of your decisions be a collision on our roads.

Man charged with impaired driving

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Around 3 a.m. this morning, an officer on general patrol observed a suspicious vehicle travelling on Wheatley Road.

A traffic stop was initiated and through investigation, the officer suspected the man was driving while under the influence of alcohol.

A roadside breath test was conducted and the man failed.

He was arrested and transported to police headquarters for further breath tests.

A 47-year-old Tecumseh man has been charged with impaired driving.

He was released pending a future court date of November 19, 2021.

Break and enter in Chatham

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime early yesterday morning around 4:30 a.m. unknown suspects forced their way into the Esso gas station and convenience store on Queen Street, causing about $1,000 damage.

Once inside, the suspects stole a quantity of cigarettes.

The first suspect is described as a man wearing a bandana over his face, black hoodie, dark pants, running shoes and carrying a back pack.

The second suspect is described as a man wearing a hoodie, baseball hat, dark jeans and carrying a back pack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Curtis Conn at curtisc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87349.

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

Theft of dirt bike in Chatham

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime between October 8 at 5 p.m. and October 13 at 10 a.m. unknown suspects forced their way into Dave Cragg’s Towing Compound on Merritt Avenue.

Once inside, the suspects stole a dirt bike, valued at $400.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Destiny Johnson at destinyj@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87309.

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

Motor vehicle collisions

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday morning, police responded to a collision on Woods Street in Chatham, where a 59-year-old Chatham man struck a parked vehicle.

No one was injured.

Total damage was estimated at $15,000.

The man was charged with failing to turn out to the left to avoid a collision.

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday morning, police responded to a two vehicle collision on Queen Street in Tilbury.

No one was injured.

Total damage was estimated at $7,000.

A 61-year-old Belle River man was charged with starting from a parked position – not in safety.

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Countryview Line between St. Clair Road and Prince Albert Road.

The driver lost control of her vehicle, left the roadway and struck a hydro pole.

No one was injured.

Total damage was estimated at $12,000.

The driver, a 47-year-old Dresden woman, was charged with making an unsafe move.

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