Wednesday police briefs

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Yesterday morning, Chatham-Kent police responded to the report of an unwanted woman at a property in Chatham.

When asked to leave, the woman spit towards an employee and fled on foot, police say.

Officers located the woman across the street and she spit at police. She was taken into custody and continued spitting while in the rear of the cruiser, according to police. The cruiser was taken out of service until it could be cleaned.

A 25-year-old woman of no fixed address was charged with mischief and two counts of assault. She was released pending a future court date.

Fast forward to 11:30 p.m. last night. Police say the same woman attended police headquarters while under the influence of suspected drugs.

When asked to leave, she became belligerent with officers and pulled the fire alarm as she fled on foot.

The woman was taken into custody and returned to police headquarters. While in custody, the woman spit towards an officer.

The woman was additionally charged with causing a false fire alarm, mischief and assault police. She has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Busted for possession

Yesterday afternoon, police approached a suspicious vehicle parked on Montgomery Drive in Wallaceburg.

Through investigation, police recovered stolen property and found the driver to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine.

A 34-year-old Walpole Island man was arrested and charged with being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000 and drug possession.

St. Patrick’s Day

The Chatham-Kent Police Service will be out in full force today, according to officials. They advise for those celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, to not let green beer cloud your judgment when it comes to driving.

While in the Orange Zone of in terms of pandemic restrictions, police remind everyone to respect gathering limits to ensure we don’t move back to Red. Celebrate responsibly with members of your own household, they say.

Light fingers

Yesterday morning, police responded to a shoplifting complaint at the LCBO in Wallaceburg.

Through investigation, police learned that the man stole a bottle of vodka valued at $28.

Officers located the man a short distance away and he was taken into custody.

A 32-year-old Walpole Island man was charged with theft under $5,000 and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.

Accident

Around 6 p.m. last night, police responded to a two-vehicle collision on Richmond Street between Keil Drive and Bothwell Street in Chatham.

No one was injured. Total damage was estimated at $7,000.

A 27-year-old Chatham woman was charged with careless driving.

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