Police Briefs – Thursday August 10, 2017

Chatham-Kent OPP officers have charged two people with stunt driving on Hwy. 401.

Authorities say a vehicle was spotted on the eastbound 401 near Duart Rd. Wednesday night driving at 160 km/hr.

Then early Thursday morning, another vehicle was clocked on the eastbound 401 near Scane Rd. doing 160 km/hr.

A 40-year-old Oshawa man and a 24-year-old woman from Oshawa have both been charged and their driver’s licences have been suspended.  Their vehicles will also be impounded for seven days.

The OPP says the suspects can be fined $2000 to $10,000 and lose six demerit points if they’re convicted.

They can also face up to six months jail and up to two years licence suspension for a first conviction and a driver’s licence suspension of up to ten years for a second conviction within ten years.

A Chatham man has been charged after skipping court twice.

He was arrested for theft and drug offences in October and May but failed to show up for court each time.

The suspect was arrested early Thursday morning.

Chatham-Kent police have charged a 24-year-old Blenheim man with theft.

He’s accused of taking a bag that belonged to an employee from a business on Chatham St. N in Blenheim.

The McGeorge St. man was arrested in Blenheim Wednesday night and charged with theft.

Never lie to police, especially if you have a curfew.

A 30-year-old Chatham man was arrested early Thursday morning while riding a bike and charged with obstructing police and failing to comply with his curfew.

He was charged in June with property-related crimes and was to stay at home between 10pm and 6am daily but allegedly gave an officer on patrol a fake name and date of birth when he was stopped at Sandys St. in Chatham around 2:30am.