Police briefs


Chatham-Kent police report a teenager literally drove into John McGregor Secondary School last night in Chatham.

Police say the crash occurred about 7 p.m. on Cecile Street.

The driver, 16, hit the school, causing about $20,000 damage.

Police say no one was hurt, and the school is open, but the damaged area is cordoned off.

No charges will be laid, as police say the incident occurred on private property.


An observant Chatham-Kent police officer spotted a woman last night wanted for a variety of charges.

Police say the officer saw the woman at a local convenience store and moved in to make the arrest.

A 36-year-old Chatham woman faces charges of failing to comply, theft, possession of stolen property, obstructing police, breach of probation, and failing to attend court.


It was all because of a cat.

Police say a woman recently went to the home of her ex-boyfriend to retrieve her feline friend.

An argument ensued outside, and police say the woman broke a window to get into the home, assaulted the man and walked away with her cat.

On Tuesday morning, officers located the woman and made an arrest.

A 37-year-old Chatham woman is charged with break and enter, and assault.


No communication means no communication. Unfortunately, it appears a Wheatley man didn’t get the memo.

Police say a man asked a friend to go to his ex-wife’s home to collect some of his belongings, and asked the guy to convey a message to her.

But police say the man was bound by conditions to not communicate with her, even indirectly.

A 67-year-old Wheatley man faces two counts of failing to comply.


A single-vehicle crash Tuesday evening has led to impaired driving charges.

Police say shortly after 9 p.m., a vehicle left Creek Road between Maynard Line and English Line and hit a tree and a telephone pole.

Investigating officers believed the driver had been drinking. They arrested him and conducted breath tests.

A 57-year-old Morpeth man is charged with having a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit.


Police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down who broke into Maple City Mini Storage on Queen’s Line recently.

Someone got in there between 4:45 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Police say they forced their way into the fenced compound, doing about $200 damage in the process, cut the lock to a storage unit and stole three Samsung TVs. Items from a vehicle on site were also taken.

Total value of the stolen items is estimated at $1,500.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Donald Letourneau at donaldl@chatham-kent.caor 519-436-6600 ext. 87074. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.




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