Thursday, May 19, 2022

Police: Flight from police, impaired driving, theft, trailer stolen (photo)

Man charged with impaired driving

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday evening at approximately 10:11 p.m., police received a 911 call of possible impaired driver.

Police located the vehicle and through observation the officer believed the man was driving while under the influence.

Police attempted to initiate a traffic stop; however, the vehicle did not stop.

Police conducted an emergency stop maneuver to stop the vehicle.

The accused 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.

Through investigation police learned the accused was also prohibited from driving and suspended from driving for medical and remedial reasons.

It was also learned the accused was breaching two conditions from a previous release order.

The 39-year-old Chatham man has been charged with Flight from Peace Officer, Operation while Impaired by Drug, Operation of a Motor Vehicle while prohibited, two counts of Suspend Drive, and two counts of Fail to comply with Release Order.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Theft leads to arrest

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday morning at approximately 9:45 a.m. police attended the area of Grand Avenue West, in the city of Chatham in response to a theft from a store.

The female party was observed stealing a number of items and exiting the store without making any attempt to pay.

Police located the accused in the area and the stolen property was returned to the store.

A 35-year-old Chatham woman was arrested for Theft and Possession of Stolen Property Under $5,000 and released with a future court date.

Neighbour dispute

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday evening police received a call regarding a dispute between neighbours in Chatham involving a disagreement over the removal of a fence and cutting of tree branches.

Police advised the parties to proceed with property line location or refer to the Line Fences Act.

The Chatham-Kent Police Service would like to remind members of the public locating of property lines is the responsibility of the property owner through the use land surveyor.

The Line Fences Act can also provide more information and provides a dispute resolution procedure to be used between the owners of adjoining properties.

Police looking for the public’s assistance

Submitted Photo

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime overnight on Saturday, May 7, 2022 a black, 2019 2-axel trailer bearing Ontario license plate S1146P was stolen from a business on National Road in Chatham.

The trailer has orange spray paint on the driver’s side.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact Constable Brad Hessel at

If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-TIPS (8477)

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