Friday police briefs

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Vehicle recovered, man arrested

Thursday morning, around 9:30 a.m. Chatham-Kent police responded to the report of a stolen vehicle on Sanford Street in Wallaceburg.

Officers quickly located the vehicle on Dufferin Avenue. As the vehicle crossed the bridge to Walpole Island, CKPS requested the assistance of OPP.

The vehicle stopped and the man fled on foot. Following a short foot chase, the man was taken into custody.

A 25-year-old Wallaceburg man is charged with theft over $5,000, being possession of property obtained by a crime over $5,000 and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. He was released pending a future court date.

Fraud charges

A week after a Blenheim woman found something fishy on her credit card bill, police arrested a man.

On April 29, an elderly Blenheim woman reported fraudulent transactions on he credit card.

Through investigation, police learned that a man, known to the woman, used the debit card to make purchases that were not authorized by her.

On Thursday, a 40-year-old Blenheim man was arrested and charged with fraud-related offences.

He just couldn’t stay away

In late November, a man was released from Court with several conditions. Two of those conditions stated that he was to remain in his residence in Chatham, unless with his surety and not to be within 200 meters of a specific address on Park Street in Chatham.

Last night, the man attended the address on Park Street without his surety.

A 57-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Bathroom connection

Around 9:30 p.m. last night, police responded to the report of a suspicious person inside the VIA Rail train station on Queen Street in Chatham.

As police entered the train station, a man exited the bathroom. Police then located a woman hiding behind the bathroom door.

Through investigation, police learned that the woman was currently bound by conditions not to communicate with the man.

A 27-year-old woman of no fixed address was arrested and charged with two counts of failing to comply with her release conditions. She has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Crash leads to charges

Around 1 p.m. yesterday, police responded to a two-vehicle collision on Lacroix Street near Grand Avenue in Chatham. The driver responsible for the collision fled the scene.

Officers located the vehicle a short distance away on Thames Street and a traffic stop was initiated.

A 38-year-old Chatham man was charged with careless driving, failing to remain at the scene of an accident and driving while under suspension.

His vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded for seven days as per the Vehicle Impoundment Program.

No one was injured as a result of the collision.

Suspended driver

Last night, an officer on general patrol in Ridgetown observed a suspicious vehicle on Main Street West.

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

A 33-year-old Sarnia woman was charged with driving while under suspension. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

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