Tuesday police briefs


Gas and dash and crash

On Dec. 3around 7 a.m., an unknown man attended the Esso Circle K gas bar on Victoria Street in Thamesville and pumped $84 worth of gas into his pick-up truck.

The man fled westbound on Longwoods Road towards Chatham without paying. The man was last seen wearing an orange hoodie under a light brown jacket and light brown pants.

A day later, police believe the same vehicle was involved in a motor-vehicle collision on Centre Side Road near Claymore Line around 1:45 p.m.

Police say the vehicle intentionally rear-ended another vehicle at a high rate of speed, causing the driver to lose control of their vehicle and come to rest in a water-filled ditch.

A small child was in the vehicle at the time of the collision, but no one was injured.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Ken Lauzon at kenla@chatham-kent.ca or Const. Jason Hamm at jasonha@chatham-kent.ca Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Failing to comply

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

Through investigation, police learned that a man was currently bound by conditions not to communicate with the woman or attend her home.

Officers located the man a short time later and he was arrested.

A 28-year-old Chatham man was charged with two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions

Fine time

Last night, an officer on general patrol initiated a traffic stop on Park Avenue East in Chatham.

Through investigation, the officer learned that the driver was currently suspended for unpaid fines, remedial measures and medical reasons.

A 50-year-old Chatham man charged with three counts of driving while under suspension. He will be required to attend Provincial Offences Court on Jan. 6.

Shoplifting leads to charges

Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a shoplifting complaint at the Real Canadian Superstore in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that a man stole $225 worth of meat.

A 47-year-old Chatham man is charged with theft under $5,000 and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000. He was released pending a future court date.


Yesterday morning, police arrested a man in Blenheim who was wanted for domestic and fraud related offences along with failing to attend court.

A 25-year-old Chatham man was released pending a future court date.




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