Police Briefs – Thursday, October 12, 2017

Police Seeking Woman Involved in Accident

Police are looking to talk to a woman who was involved in a crash with a pedestrian in Chatham Tuesday morning.

Chatham-Kent police say a grey or silver Honda van struck the pedestrian on a skateboard on King St. W and Robertson Ave. around 8:50 am on October 2.

The skateboarder told police about the collision later that day. The woman driving the van did stop to talk to the victim, but did not give them their contact information before driving away.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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Fake Name Leads to Charges

A Chatham man is facing numerous charges after allegedly giving police a fake name.

An officer stopped the man around 6am Thursday for riding his bicycle without a light.

The suspect allegedly gave a fake name, but police were able to figure out his real identity and learned he was wanted on an outstanding warrant for missing a court date back in September.

The 18-year-old was taken in to custody on the warrant, and also charged with obstructing police.

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Running From Police Lands Man Behind Bars

Taking off during a traffic stop didn’t end well for a Chatham man.

An officer tried to stop the man on a bicycle around 4:30am Thursday on Kings St. W for riding without the proper lights, but he allegedly took off.

The 27-year-old was eventually stopped on School St. and allegedly tried to give the officer a fake name. Police also allege he was violating his probation order.

He’s been charged with obstructing police and failing to comply.

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Family Dispute Leads To Arrest

A family dispute has led to a charge of failing to comply charges for a Chatham-Kent man.

Police were called to investigate the dispute on Wednesday, and allege the man was not living at a certain residence as stated in his release conditions.

The 35-year-old was arrested and is being held pending a bail hearing.