Friday police briefs – twisted metal, assault and more

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Dangerous driving

Chatham-Kent police say a man who should not have been driving was doing just that last night, and doing a poor job of it at that.

Last night, shortly after 11 p.m. police responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle in Wallaceburg.

Through investigation, police learned that the man was driving a car in the area of Reaume Avenue when he drove over the parking lot curb onto the yard of two people, standing in front of their unit. They moved out of the way, resulting in the man hitting two bicycles and an ATV, causing about $500 damage.

The man drove off the grass and fled the scene. The people recognized the driver and called police.

Shortly after 3:30 a.m. this morning, police located the man at a local convenience store in Wallaceburg and he was arrested.

A 21-year-old man of no fixed address has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and two counts failing to comply with his Probation Order as he is currently bound by conditions not to operate a vehicle.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Drug charges

Last month, a woman was released from court with several conditions. Three of those conditions stated that the woman was to obey house arrest and not to possess a cell phone or illicit drugs.

Just before 7 p.m. last night, an officer on general patrol in Chatham observed the woman driving a car on Sandys Street.

The woman was not in the presence of her surety and was arrested in a nearby parking lot.

Upon being searched incident to arrest, the woman was found to be in possession of a cell phone along with suspected fentanyl and methamphetamine.

A 29-year-old Wallaceburg woman has been charged with three counts of failing to comply with her release conditions and two counts of drug possession.

She has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Assault

Yesterday morning, police responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that a verbal argument between the couple escalated into a physical altercation.

A 59-year-old man was arrested and charged with two counts of assault. He was released pending a future court date.

Failing to comply x7

On August 23, a man was released from custody with several conditions. One of those conditions stated that he was not to communicate with a specific Chatham woman.

 

Since his release, the woman has received several text messages from the man.

Yesterday, a 44-year-old Tilbury man was arrested and charged with seven counts of failing to comply with his release conditions.

He has been remanded into custody pending a bail hearing.

Assault

Last night, police responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that a verbal argument escalated into a physical altercation.

A 51-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with assault. He was released pending a future court date.

Searching for driver/truck

Chatham-Kent police are looking for an aggressive driver who they say caused two other vehicles to crash into each other Thursday.

Yesterday afternoon, around 3:50 p.m., a gold/tan pick-up truck was travelling northbound on Communication Road near Drury Line.

The driver of the truck passed multiple cars when it was not safe to do so, police say, causing other vehicles to swerve and brake sharply, due to oncoming traffic.

This erratic driving caused two vehicles to collide.

No one was injured.

Total damage was estimated at $2,500.

Police are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying this driver and/or truck. Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Bryan Vaughan at bryanv@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87164. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Collisions

Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a two-vehicle collision on Park Avenue West in Chatham.

A Chatham woman was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A 38-year-old Chatham man was charged with failing to yield the right of way.

Total damage was estimated at $15,000.

Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a three-vehicle collision on Grand Avenue West near Keil Drive in Chatham.

No one was injured.

Total damage was estimated at $15,000.

A 48-year-old Chatham man was charged with making an improper left turn.

 

 

 

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