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Warranted arrest

More than five hours after officers responded to a domestic disturbance last night in Chatham, they broke in a man’s door and made their arrest.

Shortly after 7 p.m. last night, police responded to a domestic disturbance in Chatham.
Through investigation, police learned that the man attended the woman’s home, regardless of being on conditions not to communicate with her.

The man took the woman’s vehicle without her consent and upon returning a short time later, threw the keys at her feet, police say.

When the man returned to his residence, he started sending Facebook messages to the woman.

Officers attended the man’s home, however he refused to exit.

To ensure the woman’s safety, a Feeney warrant was obtained for his arrest. Such a warrant is required for lawful arrest, search and seizure.

Around 12:30 a.m. this morning, the warrant was executed and a 36-year-old Chatham man was taken into custody.

He has been charged with take motor vehicle without consent and failing to comply with his release conditions. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Wrong plates, bad decisions

Last night, an officer on general patrol initiated a traffic stop on Dufferin Avenue in Wallaceburg.

The driver, a 26-year-old Walpole Island woman, was charged with driving while under suspension and using plates not authorized for the vehicle.

The license plates were seized and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

Her passenger, a 36-year-old Walpole Island man was arrested and charged with failing to comply with his release conditions by associating with her. He was released pending a future court date.

Caught behind the wheel of a stolen car

Last Thursday, a Thamesville woman reported to police that her car had been stolen.

Early this morning, around 5:30 a.m. an officer on general patrol observed two men driving the stolen car on Raleigh Street in Chatham. A traffic stop was initiated and the men were arrested.

The driver, a 31-year-old Ridgetown man, has been charged with theft of motor vehicle, being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000 and theft of gas. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

His passenger, a 43-year-old Chatham man, has been charged with being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000. He was released pending a future court date.

Electronics stolen

Sometime yesterday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. someone forced their way into a residence on Kings Ferry Road in Camden Township.

Once inside, the suspect(s) stole a TV, laptop computer and Internet router. Total value of the theft has been estimated at $1,300.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Pete Chandler at peterc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87332. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Young speedster

Late yesterday afternoon, a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Eighth Line near Dillon Road.

The officer recorded vehicle doing 148 km/h in a posted 80-km/h zone.

A traffic stop was initiated and the 17-year-old novice driver was charged with stunt driving.

Her license has been suspended for seven days and her vehicle has been impounded for seven days as per the Vehicle Impoundment Program. She will be required to attend Provincial Offences Court.

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