Police Briefs – Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Allegedly crashing a motorcycle into another bike on purpose has landed a Thamesville man with numerous charges.

On Saturday, the man was driving his motorcycle in Chatham when he spotted his ex-common-law spouse with another man on another motorcycle.

Police say he accelerated towards the other man’s bike and hit it, causing non-life threatening injuries and damage to both motorcycles.

The 66-year-old man was arrested on Monday. He is charged with two counts each of dangerous driving causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon.


A Tilbury man has been charged after trying on a pair of shoes then walking away without paying for them.

Police say it happened at Sport Chek in Chatham on Monday when an employee helped the man find a pair of men’s Adidas shoes worth $89.99.

He allegedly kept the shoes on and at the checkout he told the cashier he was keeping the shoes even though he didn’t have any money to pay for them.

Officers tracked down the 35-year-old on Princess St. N a few hours later. He was charged with theft and possession of stolen property. The stolen shoes were seized by the officer.


An alleged impaired driver was caught in Chatham thanks to a tip.

Police were notified of a man who appeared to be drunk when he drove away from a bar on Keil Dr. on Monday afternoon.

The license plate number of the vehicle he left in was given to police, and an officer spotted the vehicle on Princess St. N.

However, the driver did not immediately stop for police, but eventually pulled into a driveway on Murray St.

The officer took the 46-year-old to headquarters for breath testing, and he was charged with being over the legal limit.