Wednesday police briefs

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Stolen, and some recovered

Yesterday morning, police received information that a stolen vehicle was parked in a lot on Tweedsmuir Avenue West.

Officers attended the area and located a stolen 2018 grey Mercedes from LaSalle.

The vehicle was towed and the owner was notified.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Mark Smith at marksm@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87162. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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As previously released last week, unknown suspect(s) stole a red 2011 Ford F-150 pick-up truck from a residence on Grand Avenue East in Chatham.

The truck was last seen bearing Ontario license plates AP70785 and had a white Philadelphia Flyers decal in the rear window.

Yesterday afternoon, an officer on general patrol observed a man driving the stolen truck in the area of Grand Avenue and Elizabeth Street.

The officer initiated a traffic stop, however, the man failed to stop and continued at a high rate of speed down Selkirk Street, police say.

The pursuit was terminated for public safety reasons as the man was driving erratically.

In the area of Selkirk Street and Hillyard Street, the man pulled up on the front lawn of a residence and fled on foot.

The man was taken into custody following a short foot chase.

Upon being searched incident to arrest, the man was found to be in possession of suspected crystal methamphetamine and fentanyl along with cash. He was also found to be in possession of a backpack, which contained a flick knife.

A 34-year-old man of no fixed address has been charged with:

– Being in possession of property obtained by a crime over $5,000;

– Driving while prohibited;

– Flight from police;

– Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle;

– Breach of Probation;

– Failing to comply with his release conditions x3;

– Being in possession of a weapon contrary to a Prohibition Order x3; and

– Possession for the purposes of trafficking x2

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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Someone entered a garage on Eastlawn Road in Chatham yesterday and stole a navy blue 1985 Pontiac Firebird.

Yesterday afternoon, the vehicle was recovered by police in Windsor.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Fraser Curtis at fraserc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87280. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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As previously released this month, unknown suspect(s) stole a black 18-foot tandem-axle trailer from a business on Cathcart Street in Blenheim. The trailer was last seen with Ontario license plate Y17661.

In doing so, the suspect(s) left behind the trailer in the accompanying photograph. Police are trying to return this trailer to its rightful owner.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Paul Hendrie at paulh@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87138. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Dover crash

Around 5 p.m. last night, police responded to a single motor-vehicle collision on Winterline Road in Pain Court.

Through investigation, police learned that the driver of an ATV lost control of his vehicle and hit a pole. Minor injuries were reported.

A 16-year-old teen was charged with driving with no license.

Suspicious person

Last night, police responded to the report of a suspicious person around a retirement home in Chatham. Officers located the man who was in possession of a knife, contrary to his Probation Order.

As officers approached the man, he walked away and directly into traffic on Grand Avenue. As the man was placed under arrest, police say he become combative in an attempt to resist arrest. The man was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters.

Jacob Smith, 25, of no fixed address is charged with failing to comply with his Probation Order and resist arrest. He was released pending a future court date of July 29, 2020.

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