Police Briefs – Friday, October 20, 2017

Suspended Driver Wouldn’t Pull Over

A 36-year-old man is facing a number of charges after local police chased a vehicle to an apartment complex in Chatham Thursday morning.

Police say the chase started when an officer spotted a man who was believed to be a suspended driver on Payne St. The officer then tried to pull the vehicle over on Duke St., but the driver allegedly kept going and didn’t stop until he got to a parking lot on King St. E.

Officers say the man who was behind the wheel then ran into an apartment complex before he was arrested.

A Chatham man is now charged with driving with a suspended licence and failing to stop for police.


Man Allegedly Violates Communication Ban

Chatham-Kent police say a 27-year-old Chatham man who was ordered to live at a motel in Chatham and wasn’t supposed to talk to a specific woman, is in trouble again after allegedly breaking both of those conditions.

Police say they got a call Thursday afternoon from the woman the man wasn’t supposed to be talking to. She told officers that the man had showed up at her house when she was home. Police say they also found out the man was living somewhere he wasn’t supposed to be.

Officers picked him up later in the day and charged him with five counts of failing to obey his release conditions.


Chatham Man Out Past His Curfew

If you’re supposed to be at home between 10pm and 7am and police show up at about 11pm and you’re not home, you’re going to be in trouble.

Officers say that was the case for a 29-year-old Chatham man back on October 11. Police say officers showed up at the man’s home at 10:55pm and spoke to his parents and found out that he wasn’t home and they didn’t know where he was.

Police say officers didn’t hear from the man again until he turned himself in Thursday morning.

He was arrested at police headquarters, charged with failing to comply with his release conditions, and held for a bail hearing.


Police Looking For Stolen Jewelry

Chatham-Kent police are asking for your help to track down $18,000 worth of jewelry that was stolen from a residence on Beach Line this past summer.

Police say someone broke into a home on that street sometime between May 31, 2017 and June 10, 2017 and took off with the valuables.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Robert McNear at robertm@chatham-kent.ca or at 519-436-6600 ext. 87150.