Police Briefs – Saturday, July 2, 2016

A 22-year-old man has been charged with impaired operations of a motor vehicle and refusal to provide a breath sample.

Police pulled up to a Tim Horton’s on St. Clair St. in Chatham to find the man asleep, with the vehicle running while in the drive-through lane.

It’s alleged that when the driver woke up he was slurring his words and gave off a strong smell of alcohol.

The driver has been released pending a future court date, scheduled for July 15.

His vehicle has been towed and will remain impounded for seven days.

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Chatham-Kent police are investigating a break and enter in the Anne St., Thamesville area.

During their investigation officers discovered that an unknown number of suspects broke into a locked garage sometime between June 28 and 30.

Around $2,000 in merchandise was stolen.

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In the past 24 hours Chatham-Kent police have received 21 false calls, further taking officers away from real incidents.

They are reminding people that they shouldn’t call unless it is an emergency.

If you require police assistance the information is as listed below.

If you have a life threatening emergency or would like to report a crime in progress, call 911.

For all other non-emergency incidents, call the Dispatch Center at 519-352-1234.

If you would like to speak with an officer regarding a general inquiry, call 519-436-6600 ext. 222.

If you have information on a crime and wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).