Friday Chatham-Kent police briefs

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2-for-1 stunt driving catch

An officer’s decision to set up a speed trap on Merlin Road Thursday near Prairie Siding paid dividends.

Police say at about 4:20 p.m., the officer spotted two vehicles heading north on Merlin Road in a hurry.

The officer clocked one vehicle at 150 km/h and a second at 152 km/h, as it was passing the first vehicle.

The officer pulled over both vehicles.

A 25-year-old Dover Township woman and a 21-year-old Tilbury man were charged with speeding and stunt driving. Both were issued part III summons with a future court date. Both received an automatic 30-day driver’s license suspension and both vehicles were towed from the scene and impounded for 14 days.

Wellington St. assault

A Chatham man has to answer to historical assault charges.

Police got the call about 5:45 a.m. to a disturbance on Wellington Street West in Chatham.

Upon investigation, officers learned of several historical events where the man assaulted the woman and damaged property.

A 23-year-old Chatham man was arrested and transported to police headquarters, where he was held pending a bail hearing. He is currently facing the following charges: assault with a weapon, two counts of assault causing bodily harm, two counts of assault and two counts of mischief.

Failing to comply

At 8:21 p.m., police located a man on Grand Avenue West in Chatham and confirmed he was wanted on an outstanding warrant related to an April 28 incident.

A 21-year-old Chatham man was arrested and transported to police headquarters, where he was held pending a bail hearing. He is charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, obstructing police, and two counts of failing to comply with a probation order.

More skipped court dates

At 11:45 a.m. Thursday, police located a woman on Baxter Street in Chatham and confirmed she was wanted on outstanding warrants for failing to attend court in March, and several theft investigations.

A 32-year-old Chatham woman was arrested and transported to police headquarters, where she was held pending a bail hearing. She is currently facing the following charges: robbery, wear a disguise with intent to commit a criminal offence, six counts of failing to comply with a probation order, six counts of theft and seven counts of possession of stolen property.

At 2:20 p.m., Walpole Island police advised their Chatham-Kent counterparts that they had arrested a man on a CKPS warrant.

A 34-year-old Walpole Island man was transported to police headquarters and held pending a bail hearing. He is charged with break and enter, criminal harassment, assault with a weapon and failing to attend court.

Three hours later, Walpole Island police called again. This time, they had arrested a woman on a CKPS warrant.

A 40-year-old Walpole Island woman was transported to police headquarters and held pending a bail hearing. She is charged with break and enter, failing to comply with an appearance notice, failing to attend court, mischief, resisting arrest, theft, three counts of fraud and three counts of using a credit card with authorization.

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