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Warrant arrests

When you don’t show up for court, court shows up for you.

In late October of last year, a 49-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with one count of Operation of a Motor Vehicle while impaired and one count of Operation of a Motor Vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit.

The accused later failed to attend his court date, resulting in a warrant for his arrest.

Yesterday morning, police arrested the man. Despite having skipped out on a prior court appearance, police say he was released with a future court date.

Speaking of skipping court dates, police say in August of 2020, a 40-year-old Chatham man was charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

He was released with a future court date. That date arrived, and the man was nowhere to be seen.

But police say officers finally found him 14 months later, and he was again arrested…and again released with a future court date…which he failed to attend.

On Tuesday, officers yet again found and arrested the man. This time around he was held in custody pending bail.

Curfew breach

On Tuesday night just before midnight, while attending a call in Chatham, police noticed a woman who was known to them.

The officers did a quick check and learned the woman was previously released with a condition stating she had to be at a specific residence between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.

Police say she couldn’t provide a lawful excuse for being in violation of her curfew, so she was arrested and charged with failing to comply.

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