Thursday’s police briefs


Pursuit leads to charges

Yesterday morning, shortly after 11:30 a.m. Chatham-Kent police officer on general patrol observed a green Jeep travelling westbound on Talbot Street West in Blenheim. The officer recognized the vehicle and knew that it was not insured.

As the officer activated his emergency lights on Talbot Trail near Lagoon Road, the driver failed to stop and continued driving, police say.

The driver eventually pulled over near Gore Road, however when the officer asked him to put the vehicle in park and shut it off, he reversed and took off again, now eastbound on Talbot Trail, towards Blenheim.

The driver was arrested around noon at a home in Blenheim.

Through investigation, police learned that the man was driving the vehicle without the registered owner’s permission. He was also prohibited from driving for driving while disqualified and dangerous driving along with being suspended for unpaid fines.

Anthony Peterkin, 31, of Chatham, has been charged with flight from police, operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited, theft of motor vehicle and driving while under suspension. He was released pending a future court date of June 11.



Earlier this month, a Canada Post employee reported that a man had entered his unlocked van on Ursuline Avenue in Chatham and stole various items, including a Canada Post coat and identification.

The man fled on foot and discarded the items in a nearby recycling bin. Officers recovered the property and returned them to the Canada Post employee.

With the assistance of video surveillance, the man was identified.

Yesterday morning, police located the man and he was arrested.

Jeffrey MacDonald, 32, of Chatham, is charged with theft and possession of stolen property. He was released pending a future court date of June 16.


Caught behind the wheel of a stolen car

Yesterday morning, police responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle at a local convenience store on Grand Avenue in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that the vehicle was stolen from Windsor.

The occupant, a 38-year-old Windsor man, was arrested and charged with theft and being in possession of property obtained by a crime. He was released pending a future court date of Aug. 11 and turned over to officers from Windsor.


Bent metal

Yesterday afternoon around 1:30 p.m. police responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Communication Road near Horton Line.

No one was injured.

Total damage was estimated at $7,000.

A 34-year-old Ridgetown man was charged with making an unsafe move.


Yesterday afternoon around 4:30 p.m., emergency crews responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Jacob Road near Pain Court Line.

The driver, a 35-year-old Tilbury Township woman, was transported to a London hospital for medical attention of non-life-threatening injuries.

Total damage was estimated at $15,000.

The collision remains under investigation.


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