Friday police briefs


Obstructing police 

The Chatham-Kent Police have arrested a man for obstruct police.

Yesterday morning, police conducted a traffic stop in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that the license plates were not registered to the vehicle.

While the officers were attempting to seize the plates, the man became irate and interfered with the officers to the point of obstructing them, according to police.

A 37-year-old Leamington man is charged with obstruct police.

Dangerous driving, flight from police

Last night, police observed a man make no attempt to stop at the intersection of Harvey Street and Queen Street in Chatham.

Police say the man continued through another two stop signs despite the officers attempting a traffic stop.

The driver also failed to stop at a red light at the intersection of Richmond Street and Lacroix Street.

Police located the vehicle a short time later on Keil Drive and the driver was arrested.

Upon being searched incident to arrest, the man was found to be in possession of a small glass vial of suspected methamphetamine.

Darrin Szilasy, 48, or Raleigh Township is charged with flight from police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and drug possession.

Hiding in the bedroom, failing to comply, drug charges

Yesterday morning, police responded to an apartment building in Chatham in regards to a trespassing complaint.

Through investigation, police learned that a man was visiting a woman that he was currently bound not to communicate with.

A 57-year-old Chatham man was found hiding in a bedroom and arrested.  Upon being searched incident to arrest, the man was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine.

He has been charged with drug possession and two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions.

A 45-year-old Chatham woman was also arrested for being a party to a criminal offence.

Crash leads to impaired charges

Yesterday morning, shortly after 10:30 a.m. police responded to a two-vehicle collision on Baldoon Road in Chatham.

Through investigation, the officer on scene believed that the man was driving his vehicle while under the influence of drugs and he was arrested.

The man was transported to police headquarters for a drug recognition evaluation test.

A 26-year-old Chatham man is charged with impaired driving causing bodily harm, as the other driver sustained injuries, police say.

Total damage of the collision was estimated at $10,000.

Wallaceburg B&E

The Chatham-Kent Police are looking for information regarding a break and enter into a barn on Whitebread Line.

Sometime overnight the suspect(s) entered the barn and removed a 2013 red Polaris Sportsman 800 with a 2-inch trailer hitch that is valued at $5,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Kyle Wright at or 519-436-6600 ext. 87310. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.




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