Thursday, January 27, 2022

Police: Stolen vehicle leads to drug charges, B&E, MVC’s

Stolen vehicle leads to drug charges

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday morning, police observed a stolen motor vehicle travelling on Charing Cross Road.

Officers located the vehicle and through investigation believed the man was driving while under the influence of a drug.

The man was arrested and transported to police headquarters where a Drug Recognition Expert conducted an evaluation.

As a result, the DRE officer believed the man was impaired by a drug.

Upon being searched incident to arrest, the man was found to be in possession of suspected fentanyl.

A 42-year-old Cedar Springs man was charged with impaired driving, theft of motor vehicle, being in possession of property obtained by a crime over $5,000, driving while under suspension and drug possession.

He was released pending a future court date of December 30, 2021.

Woman charged with assault

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday morning, police responded to a disturbance at a motel on Grand Avenue East in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that the woman assaulted an employee and damaged a BBQ.

A 31-year-old woman, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with assault and mischief.

She was released pending a future court date of December 29, 2021.

Man charged with failing to comply

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On October 25, 2021 the man was released from custody with several conditions.

One of those conditions stated that he was not to communicate with a specific family member or attend her place of employment.

Yesterday morning, the man attended the woman’s business and caused a disturbance.

The 41-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with failing to comply with his release conditions.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Man charged with domestic related offences

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Last night, police responded to a domestic disturbance at an apartment in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that during a verbal argument, the man threatened the woman and made unwelcomed sexual advances.

The 51-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with domestic related offences.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Break and enter in Ridgetown

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Last night, around 10 p.m. police responded to a break and enter in progress at a residence on Jane Street.

Through investigation, police learned that an unknown man entered the home, looking for the previous homeowners.

No one was injured and nothing was stolen.

The man left the home, kicking the owner’s vehicle.

The suspect was described as being approximately 5’4” – 5’5” in height and was last seen wearing a red hoodie or shirt.

Officers flooded the area, however failed to locate the man.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Kelly McCormack at kellymc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 mailbox #85118.

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 afternoon, police responded to a fail to remain collision on Riverview Drive near Keil Drive in Chatham.

No one was injured.

Total damage was estimated at $3,000.

Officers located the 27-year-old Chatham man responsible for the collision and he was charged with making an unsafe move.

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a two vehicle collision on St. George Street near Park Avenue in Chatham.

No one was injured.

Total damage was estimated at $2,500.

A 79-year-old Blenheim woman was charged with making a turn not in safety.

The Chatham-Kent Police also responded to two collisions involving deer.

Thankfully, no one was injured.

Motorists are reminded to be more vigilant on our roads, especially during dusk and dawn, which is when most collisions with deer occur.

Being aware and taking precautions can reduce collisions, save lives and protect wildlife:

– Scan the road ahead from shoulder to shoulder for any movement.

– Use high beams at night, when possible, and watch for the glowing eyes of animals.

– If an animal is crossing the road, stop as safely as possible, in your lane.

– Remember, if one animal crosses the road, others may follow.

– Never swerve suddenly. This may cause you to lose control of your vehicle, resulting in a more serious collision.

For more information on how to reduce your chances of hitting an animal, please see https://www.ontario.ca/document/official-mto-drivers-handbook/dealing-particular-situations#section-4

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