Police Briefs – Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Impaired Driver In Parked Vehicle

Chatham-Kent police say a 46-year-old man is facing impaired driving charges after officers followed up on a driving complaint on Park Ave. W in Chatham Tuesday evening.

Officers say they got the call at around 5:45pm, after someone saw a black pickup truck driving in the middle of the road. Police say they were able to track the truck down to a parking lot on Park Ave. shortly after that.

At that point, an officer reportedly saw a man sitting in the driver’s seat, but as he approached the vehicle, the man allegedly moved into the passenger seat and threw the keys into the back of the vehicle.

Officers say through their investigation, they determined the man had been drinking and driving, so they arrested him and took him back to police headquarters for breath tests.

Police say the man was also previously arrested on assault and mischief charges and was released with the condition that he wouldn’t have any alcohol in his system outside of his residence.

He is facing additional charges now and is being held in custody pending a bail hearing.


Ridgetown Woman Accused Of Assault

A 42-year-old Ridgetown woman is facing a number of charges after allegedly assaulting a man she knows.

She’s also accused of damaging his walking device.

Police say it happened at around 7:30pm Tuesday, adding only minor injuries were reported.

Officers say the woman assaulted the man and threatened him after she got into a verbal argument with him.

She has been arrested and taken into police custody pending a bail hearing.


Man Found Hiding In Someone Else’s Backyard

Chatham-Kent police say a 54-year-old man is in trouble with the law after officers found him hiding in the backyard of a property where a break-in took place.

Police say they found the man while they were responding to a call about a shed that had been broken into at around 12am Wednesday morning.

Officers say the man they found was also breaking his curfew — he was previously released on the condition that he stay inside his residence between 9pm and 6am.

He’s also being held in custody pending a bail hearing.