Wednesday police briefs

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Got a stolen car? Drugs?

Yesterday morning, Chatham-Kent police observed a stolen motor vehicle travelling on Charing Cross Road.

Officers located the vehicle and through investigation believed the man was driving while under the influence of a drug.

The man was arrested and transported to police headquarters where a Drug Recognition Expert conducted an evaluation. As a result, the DRE officer believed the man was impaired by a drug.

Upon being searched incident to arrest, the man was found to be in possession of suspected fentanyl.

A 42-year-old Cedar Springs man is charged with impaired driving, theft of motor vehicle, being in possession of property obtained by a crime over $5,000, driving while under suspension and drug possession.

Anger management?

Yesterday morning, police responded to a disturbance at a motel on Grand Avenue East in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that the woman assaulted an employee and damaged a BBQ.

A 31-year-old woman of no fixed address is charged with assault and mischief.

Failing to comply 

In late October, a man was released from custody with several conditions. One of those conditions stated that he was not to communicate with a specific family member or attend her place of employment.

Yesterday morning, police say the guy attended the woman’s business and caused a disturbance.

A 41-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with failing to comply with his release conditions. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Domestic-related charges

Last night, police responded to a domestic disturbance at an apartment in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that during a verbal argument, the man threatened the woman and made unwelcomed sexual advances.

A 51-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with domestic related offences. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

B&E

Last night, around 10 p.m. police responded to a break and enter in progress at a residence on Jane Street in Ridgetown.

Through investigation, police learned that an unknown man entered the home, looking for the previous homeowners.

No one was injured and nothing was stolen. The man left the home, kicking the owner’s vehicle.

The suspect was described as being approximately 5-foot-5 in height and was last seen wearing a red hoodie or shirt. Officers flooded the area, but failed to locate the man.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Kelly McCormack at kellymc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 85118. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Collisions

Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a fail to remain collision on Riverview Drive near Keil Drive in Chatham.

No one was injured.

Total damage was estimated at $3,000.

Officers located a 27-year-old Chatham man believed to be responsible for the collision and he was charged with making an unsafe move.

Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a two-vehicle collision on St. George Street near Park Avenue in Chatham.

No one was injured.

Total damage was estimated at $2,500.

A 79-year-old Blenheim woman was charged with making a turn not in safety.

Police also responded to two collisions involving deer. No one was injured.

Motorists are reminded to be more vigilant on our roads, especially during dusk and dawn, which is when most collisions with deer occur.

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