CK police briefs — Monday, December 3, 2018

Pair Found Driving Stolen Car

A high-speed chase in Chatham resulted in two men facing multiple charges.

Police said a concerned citizen contacted them about two suspicious men on Garden Path just before 4 a.m. Tuesday. According to officers, the pair fled in a vehicle which police located a short distance away. The driver allegedly sped away making no attempt to stop for the officer. Police added the man drove recklessly through the subdivision and upon driving down a dead end road, the pair ran away.

The passenger was quickly arrested by officers on scene and a police dog tracked the driver through backyards into a field where he was found hiding in a culvert.

Through investigation, police learned the vehicle was stolen from Windsor.

The 20-year-old driver was charged with flight while pursued by police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and being in possession of property obtained by a crime over $5,000.

The 22-year-old passenger was charged with breaching curfew and being in possession of property obtained by a crime over $5,000.

Both have been held in custody pending a bail hearing.


Shoplifting leads to Charges

A man allegedly stole a computer kit valued at $200 at the Chatham Walmart Monday afternoon.

Police said they responded to the shoplifting complaint shortly after 1 p.m. Officers alleged the man falsely identified himself, but his true identity was later confirmed.

Police learned the man attended Walmart on Sunday as well, and allegedly stole a tablet valued at $180.

The 26-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with obstructing justice, two counts of theft, two counts of being in possession of property obtained by a crime, two counts of breach of probation, and two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Police responded to a separate shoplifting report at Walmart on Monday afternoon. Officers said this incident happened just before 2 p.m. when a man attended the store in Chatham and concealed a laptop and two spray cans in his clothing. The man allegedly exited the store without making an attempt to pay for the items, which were valued at over $200.

The 36-year-old Chatham man was arrested outside the store and charged with theft, being in possession of property obtained by a crime and two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.


Police Looking for the Public’s Assistance

Chatham-Kent police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding the operator of a car that was abandoned in Ridgetown after hitting a hydro poll.

Officers said the driver of a grey Hyundai Elantra left a convenience store in and struck the pole on Ebenezer Street East shortly after 8 p.m. last Thursday.


Anyone with information on these or other crimes is asked to contact Chatham-Kent police or anonymously to Crime Stoppers where they could be eligible for a cash reward.