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Drug charges

Trying to flee police and getting your truck stuck in a field, before the cops even start chasing you, is a strange decision.

Chatham-Kent police say an officer had that happen right in front of him.

Yesterday afternoon, an officer on general patrol observed a man driving westbound on Selton Line.

Police say the man was released from custody in early January with several conditions, including to not operate a motor vehicle.

Yet here he was behind the wheel, police say.

The man accelerated on Orford Road in an attempt to evade police. As the officer turned around to further investigate, he found the truck stuck in a snow-covered field on Goodbrand Line.

As the officer approached the vehicle, police say the man was attempting to get the truck out of the snow.

The man was arrested and upon being searched was found to be in possession of suspected fentanyl, crystal methamphetamine, heroin and packaging materials.

Total value of the street drugs seized was approximately $10,940.

A 24-year-old Shrewsbury man has been charged with failing to comply with his release conditions and three counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Isn’t that suspicious?

Late yesterday afternoon, police responded to the report of a suspicious truck on Old Glass Road in Wallaceburg.

Police located the truck and a traffic stop was initiated.

Attached to the truck was a car dolly with a silver Dodge Caliber.

Upon speaking with the driver, the officer observed in plain view a clear plastic baggie, containing suspected crack cocaine.

Through investigation, the officer further learned that the Dodge Caliber was stolen from Petrolia last week.

A 35-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and charged with drug possession and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Bad choices

On Jan. 23 a woman was arrested and charged with driving while under suspension as her license is suspended for unpaid fines. She was released pending a future court date.

Three days later, police received information that the woman was driving again. Officers located the woman driving in Chatham and a traffic stop was attempted. The woman fled at a high rate of speed and for public safety reasons, police did not pursue.

Last night, police tracked down the woman and she was arrested.

A 33-year-old Chatham woman is charged with driving while under suspension, flight from police and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. She was released pending a future court date.

Suspended licence

Yesterday morning, an officer observed a man driving on McNaughton Avenue in Wallaceburg.

A traffic stop was initiated and through investigation, the officer learned that the man was suspended from driving for unpaid fines.

A 39-year-old Wallaceburg man was charged with driving while under suspension along with failing to surrender his ownership and insurance for the vehicle.

Stolen vehicle

Sometime over the weekend, someone stole a 2017 black Ford Freestyle from a residence on Centre Street in Dresden.

The vehicle was last seen with Ontario license plates CACX 911.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Kristen Charron at kristenc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87352. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Shoplifting

Yesterday morning, Chatham-Kent police responded to a shoplifting complaint at Shoppers Drug Mart on Queen Street in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that the woman concealed cosmetics on her person as well as in an empty baby car seat.

The woman exited the store without making any attempt to pay for the items.

Police say the woman was confronted by staff and the stolen items were recovered.

She fled as police were called.

Total value of the theft was estimated at $100.

Officers located the woman a short distance away and she was taken into custody.

The woman was also arrested in connection with a shoplifting complaint at the Real Canadian Superstore earlier this month.

A 41-year-old Walpole Island woman is charged with two counts of theft and two counts of possession of stolen property.

Warrants

Yesterday afternoon, police arrested a woman who was wanted for fraud related offences.

A 33-year-old Wallaceburg woman has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Yesterday afternoon, police arrested a woman who was wanted for breach of probation and failing to attend court.

A 26-year-old woman of no fixed address was released pending a future court date.

Late yesterday afternoon, police arrested a man who was wanted in connection with a domestic related investigation.

A 23-year-old Chatham man was released pending a future court date.

Last night, a man wanted in connection with a theft investigation attended police headquarters and turned himself in.

A 42-year-old Chatham man is charged with two counts of theft under $5000 and released pending a future court date.

Early this morning, police arrested a woman who was wanted for breach of probation.

A 24-year-old Chatham woman was released pending a future court date.

 

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