Wednesday police briefs

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Arrest in historic B&E

Chatham-Kent police have arrested a man in connection with a break and enter from 2014, thanks to new evidence.

Back in late October of 2014, police responded to a break and enter at an apartment in Chatham. The scene was examined and evidence was seized for forensic analysis.

In June of 2021, police received information from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who oversee the Real Time Identification (RTID) system, that a fingerprint from the scene matched that of a former resident of Chatham.

The RCMP’s Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (CCRTIS) maintains the national database of criminal records in Canada. Local police and other authorities across Canada contact CCRTIS to check the fingerprint records of people who have been charged or convicted of a crime.

Last night, police arrested a 29-year-old Sarnia man and charged him with break and enter.

Suspended driving

Last night, an officer on general patrol initiated a traffic stop on King Street in Wallaceburg.

Through investigation, the officer learned that the woman was suspended from driving for unpaid fines.

A 33-year-old Wallaceburg woman was charged with driving while under suspension.

Fender benders

Early this morning, police responded to a two-vehicle collision on Ridge Line.

Through investigation, police learned that the man rear-ended another vehicle and failed to remain at the scene of the collision.

No one was injured.

Total damage was estimated at $15,000.

Officers located the 35-year-old Ridgetown man a short time later and he was charged with several Highway Traffic Act offences.

Yesterday morning, police responded to a two-vehicle collision on St. Clair Street near Oxley Drive in Chatham.

Two people were transported to hospital as a precaution.

Total damage was estimated at $8,000.

A 34-year-old Chatham woman was charged with careless driving.

Yesterday afternoon, 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 $10,000.

A 20-year-old Chatham woman was charged with making an unsafe lane change.

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