Police Briefs – Wednesday August 8, 2018

One man is lucky to walk away without injuries after the vehicle he was driving slammed into a tree on Bear Line.

Chatham-Kent police say the vehicle drove off the road on Tuesday night, around 10:30pm. The driver was able to get out of the vehicle unscathed.

However, the driver has been handed a three-day license suspension for having a blood alcohol concentration above 0.


Stolen pick-up truck from Honda House. (Photo courtesy of Chatham-Kent Police Services.)

Honda House in Chatham is one pick-up truck short, after someone stole it from the car lot Wednesday morning.

Officers say someone stole a white 2017 Honda Ridgeline sometime around 7am. The truck was last seen with Ontario license plates AP27913.

Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Paul Brophy at 519-436-6600 ext. 84978, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


Police are asking for tips that will help identify a suspect who caused some mischief at a boat dock in Chatham.

At some point in the last week, police say someone went to the boat docks along the Thames River and smashed a window on one of the boats. Damage is pegged at about $180.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Jason Williams at 519-436-6600 ext. 87224. Anonymous calls can also be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


The aftermath of a vehicle fire on the Hwy. 401. (Photo courtesy of Chatham-Kent OPP).

No one was hurt after a vehicle went up in flames on Hwy. 401.

Chatham-Kent OPP say first responders were called out to a vehicle fire near Orford Rd., around 8am Wednesday morning.

The vehicle had to be towed off the highway after the fire was extinguished.


A 41-year-old woman from Vaughan is charged with racing a vehicle, after officers pulled her over near Charing Cross Rd. on Hwy. 401.

Chatham-Kent OPP say the vehicle was pulled over August 4, around 4:30pm. It’s alleged that the vehicle she was driving was going more than 150 km/hr.

The 41-year-old has a court date set for September 5. Her driver’s licence has been suspended and the vehicle has been impounded for seven days.


Two people from Blenheim are facing charges after provincial police were called about a “suspicious vehicle”.

Elgin County OPP say officers were called about the vehicle, which was out on Talbot Line, between Coyne Rd. and Dunborough Rd., around 5:20am Tuesday morning. Police say the vehicle was stopped near Wallacetown. A 33-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man were both arrested.

The 33-year-old is charged with possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, trespassing at night, and driving while disqualified. Meanwhile, the 25-year-old has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, trespassing at night, and failing to comply with a probation order.

Both will have to go to court in St. Thomas on September 11.