Police Briefs- Sunday, March 4, 2018

A Blenheim man has been arrested after trying to communicate with his ex-girlfriend and allegedly confessing to stealing a car.

Police responded to a residence in Blenheim on Sunday in response to a breach of probation complaint.

According to police, a 24-year-old Blenheim man had been attempting to call his ex-girlfriend. Police say the man would go near her residence when she did not answer even though he currently has a probation order prohibiting communication with the woman.

After checking several residences for the man, police were able to find and arrest him.

While being arrested, the man allegedly confessed to stealing a vehicle from the Chatham area on Saturday. This vehicle had been recovered by police earlier in the day.

The man was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

A Chatham woman accused of trying to sell a stolen purse on the web has been arrested.

On Saturday, police were notified by a woman that her purse was for sale on the internet after being stolen.

Police were able to find the person selling the purse and identify personal property inside the purse.

A 52-year-old Chatham woman was arrested for possession of the stolen property and released with a future court date.

Chatham-Kent police say all drivers were sober during Saturday’s R.I.D.E. Program.

Police say R.I.D.E. Programs were completed in various locations within the municipality on Saturday.

According to police, 148 vehicles were checked and two vehicles were cautioned in regards to the Highway Traffic Act. No impaired drivers were found.