Friday police briefs

Oct 23 • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments on Friday police briefs

Drug charges

One thing can lead to another, and that also applies to charges from police.

Yesterday morning, a Chatham-Kent police officer on general patrol observed a man driving a silver Chevrolet sedan on Raleigh Street in Chatham.

A query of the license plates revealed that they were registered to a grey Dodge with expired validation.

A traffic stop was initiated on Richmond Street.

The man was arrested for using plates not authorized for the vehicle.

Upon being searched incident to arrest, the man was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine, scale, a quantity of cash and cell phone.

Total street value of the seized drugs was estimated at $6,700.

Trevor Marchand, 39, of Chatham, is charged with using plates not authorized for the vehicle and three counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking. He has been remanded into custody pending a bail hearing.

His vehicle was towed from the scene.

Threats

Last night, police responded to an apartment building in Wallaceburg in regards to a threatening complaint.

Through investigation, police learned that while outside, the man yelled racial slurs towards his neighbour, threatened to assault him and damage his vehicle.

Early this morning, a 42-year-old man was arrested and charged with public incitement of hatred and two counts of uttering threats.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Impaired charge following collision

Just before 1 a.m. this morning, police responded to a two-vehicle collision on Richmond Street near Jeffery Street in Chatham.

Through investigation, police suspected that the woman was driving while under the influence of alcohol. A roadside breath test was administered and the woman failed. The woman was arrested and transported to OPP headquarters for breath tests.

A 26-year-old Chatham woman is charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit.

No one was injured as a result of the collision. Total damage was estimated at $35,000.

The other driver, a 38-year-old Chatham man was charged with making a lane change not in safety.

Warrants

Late yesterday afternoon, a man wanted for failing to attend court last week attended police headquarters and turned himself in.

A 33-year-old Orford Township man was arrested and has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Last night, police arrested a man who was wanted in connection with a domestic disturbance earlier this month in Wallaceburg.

A 29-year-old Wallaceburg man was charged with two counts of assault. He was released pending a future court date.

Collisions

Around noon yesterday, police responded to a two-vehicle collision on Wellington Street near Centre St in Chatham.

No one was injured. Total damage was estimated at $20,000.

A 70-year-old Chatham man was charged with failing to yield the right of way.

Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a two-vehicle collision on Queens Line. Minor injuries were reported. Total damage was estimated at $20,000. A 30-year-old Chatham man was charged with careless driving.

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