Tuesday Chatham-Kent police briefs


Traffic stop leads to arrest

A Chatham man is up on numerous charges following a traffic stop by police Monday night. 

At 11:13 p.m., a Chatham-Kent police officer pulled a vehicle over on Victoria Avenue in Chatham. The vehicle stopped and did not have a valid license plate.  

Through investigation, police confirmed the man was prohibited from operating a motor vehicle, and the vehicle was stolen. 

The man refused to get out of the vehicle and struggled as he was being arrested, police say. Officers gained control of the man and took him into custody. 

Upon a search incident to arrest, suspected methamphetamine and fentanyl were found in the man’s possession.  

The vehicle was towed and placed under a 45-day hold. 

A 40-year-old Chatham man was charged with driving while prohibited, resisting arrest, theft of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property and two counts of possessing a controlled substance. He was transported to police headquarters and held pending a bail hearing. 

Man ignores court order; arrested

A local man faces additional charges after he failed to do one thing; stay away.

On Monday morning about 8:20 a.m., Chatham-Kent police began looking into a report of a man breaching his release conditions.

Police learned the man was released in October 2022 with a condition not to attend an address on Homestead Drive in Tilbury.  

Police learned the man was living at the address, and he was arrested.

A 34-year-old Chatham-Kent man was charged with failing to comply with a release order. He was transported to police headquarters and held pending a bail hearing.  

Crash leads to impaired charges 

A Port Lambton man faces impaired driving charges following a crash in Wallaceburg Monday evening.

Emergency crews responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Water Street in Wallaceburg about 7:20 p.m. 

Through investigation, the officer believed that the man was operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and was arrested. The man was transported to police headquarters for breath tests.  

A 23-year-old Port Lambton man was charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit.


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