Chatham-Kent police were kept very busy over the past 24 hours.
Yesterday morning around 5:30 a.m., an employee of Stealth Metals on Mason Street in Wallaceburg found a man rifling through cars inside the fenced compound. The man left the area prior to police arrival. Through investigation, the man was identified and arrested last night.
The 26-year-old Wallaceburg man has been charged with break and enter and failing to comply with his curfew condition. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Man Charged with Assault and Resist Police
Around noon yesterday, a concerned citizen contacted police to report a domestic assault outside in the area of Gray Street in Chatham. When police arrived, the man began yelling and was uncooperative. As the officer placed the man under arrest and attempted to handcuff him, the man refused to comply. Following a short struggle, he was taken in custody. His 16-year-old girlfriend did not require medical attention.
The 19-year-old Chatham man has been charged with assault and resisting a peace officer. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Man Charged with Theft and Assault
Last night, shortly after 6:00 p.m., a man entered Home Depot on Pioneer Line in Chatham. The man selected a Dewalt 20 volt Max XR drill combo pack valued at $300 and exited the store without making any attempt to pay. The loss prevention officer followed the man outside in an attempt to arrest him. The man resisted arrest by pushing the employee back and throwing elbows. Fortunately, police arrived quickly and the man was taken into custody.
A 25-year-old Chatham man has been charged with theft under $5000, possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000 and assault with the intent to resist arrest. He was released pending a future court date of June 24.
Man Charged with Impaired Driving and Flight from Police
Last night, just before 10:00 p.m., an officer saw a man driving a Ford F-150 pick-up truck in Blenheim. The man’s driving caught the attention of the officer. As a result, the officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, however the man continued at a high rate of speed through a townhouse parking lot. The man stopped quickly at a chain link fence and jumped out of the driver’s seat leaving the truck running and in gear. The man was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters for breath tests.
A 25-year-old Croton man has been charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit and flight from police. He was released pending a future court date of June 17.