Saturday police briefs


Hollywood-like police chase

Chatham-Kent police needed the use of a spiked belt and a drone to and a chase Friday and apprehend suspects.

Yesterday at 3:20 p.m. while on general patrol, an officer observed a vehicle with unattached plates and that was believed to be stolen driving in the area of Allison Line and Fargo Road.

When the officer activated his emergency lights and siren, the vehicle failed to stop and fled down Middle Line towards Charing Cross Road, police say.

The vehicle turned onto Horton Line where an officer had deployed a spike belt in which the vehicle struck, causing it to drive on a rim and flat tire.

The pursuit continued into Chatham where it was terminated due to safety concerns after it ran a red light.

The vehicle finally came to a stop on Grand Avenue West where multiple people fled on foot. After a search of the area with the help of a drone, Police located a male suspected as the driver.

Anthony Peterkin of Chatham was arrested and charged.

After further investigation, police also located and arrested the alleged driver, Kenneth Shoemaker, who was charged with flight from police, dangerous driving and multiple other Highway Traffic Act infractions.

During a search of the vehicle, police located crystal meth inside, and Peterkin was subsequently charged with possession of a controlled substance as well.

Both were released with a future court date of July 7.

Assault, resisting arrest

Yesterday, just before 6 p.m., police responded to a disturbance in Chatham where a female had been assaulted.

Upon police arrival, the male was placed under arrest, at which point he pulled away from officers and fled the scene, police say.

A short foot pursuit took place with officer catching the accused attempting to get into his car. Police say he continued to resist officers, resulting in a Taser being used.

The male is charged with assault, escape lawful custody and resist arrest. He was later released with a future court date.

Assault with a weapon

Last night at approximately 10:27 p.m., police attended Domino’s Pizza in Chatham in regards to a male hitting cars in the parking lot with an eight-inch steel pipe.

The suspect was approached by two civilians who attempted to remove him; he then began swinging the pipe at them. He was tackled to the ground by one of the civilians and once police arrived, he was arrested.

Michael Danuk of Chatham is charged with mischief, weapons dangerous and two counts of assault with a weapon. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.


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