Thursday, May 19, 2022

Police: B&E in Bothwell, stolen vehicle, stunt driving

Break and enter in Bothwell

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday afternoon around 12:30 p.m. an elderly woman observed a man in her home on St. Ignatius Line, claiming to be inside the residence to check her water.

The man fled when the woman confronted him.

The man was described as young, in his twenties and approximately 5’6” in height.

He fled in a dark coloured pick-up truck and was last seen travelling towards Zone Centre Line.

When the man left, the woman noticed that her purse was missing.

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.

Stolen vehicle in Blenheim

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime over the past couple weeks, unknown suspects stole a black 2004 GMC Yukon from a parking lot on Chatham Street South.

The vehicle was last seen with Ontario license plates CSFM 343.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Joel Rehill at joelr@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 mailbox #84994.

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

Man charged with driving while under suspension

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday around 5:30 p.m. a member of the Traffic Unit initiated a traffic stop on Kent Bridge Road.

The driver, a 35-year-old Newmarket man was charged with speeding, driving while under suspension, failing to have insurance and failing to surrender a permit for the vehicle.

The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Man charged with stunt driving

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Last night, a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on St. Clair Road.

The officer recorded the man driving 141 km/h in a posted 80km/h zone.

A traffic stop was initiated and the 22-year-old Chatham man was charged with stunt driving.

He will be required to attend Provincial Offences Court on March 2, 2022.

His driver’s license was seized and has been suspended for 30 days.

His vehicle was towed from the scene and has been impounded for 14 days.

The Chatham-Kent Police would like to remind everyone that the laws of physics behind speeding affect everyone the same way.

Speeding increases braking and stopping distances.

It also reduces your field of vision, which makes it harder to react quickly to changing road conditions.

Basically, the faster you drive, the higher your risk of losing control and being involved in a collision.

For more information regarding speeding and aggressive driving, please see https://www.ontario.ca/page/speeding-and-aggressive-driving#stunt-driving-racing

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