CK police briefs — Friday, December 7, 2018

Woman accused of stealing Canadian flag

A call about an unwanted person at a motel in Chatham Thursday morning ended with police arresting a wanted 35-year-old woman.

Officers said while they were responding to the call, they learned that the woman in question may not have been wanted at the hotel, but she was wanted by police for stealing a Canadian flag from a local business earlier in the week.

Police arrested her and charged her with theft and possession of stolen property. She was later released with conditions and a future court date.

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Blenheim man back in police custody

A 25-year-old Blenheim man is set to spend the weekend in police custody after he was released and then arrested again a couple of hours later.

Chatham-Kent police said the man was released from court at around 12 p.m. Thursday with several conditions — one of those was that he wasn’t supposed to be within 50 metres of a specific Chatham woman.

Officers said despite that order, the man allegedly attended the woman’s home and tried calling her shortly after he was released, so police arrested him again at around 2 p.m. Thursday.

The accused was charged with failing to comply and is now set to be held in custody until December 10, 2018.

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Police find crystal meth during arrest

An early morning stroll along Queen Street in Chatham turned out to be a bad idea for a local 18-year-old man.

CK police said an officer on general patrol arrested the man at around 2 a.m. for being out past his curfew.

An officer who was searching the man while he was being arrested allegedly found some crystal methamphetamine on him as well.

An 18-year-old Chatham man is now charged with failing to comply with his release conditions and drug possession. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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Only sober drivers found at RIDE checks

Chatham-Kent police didn’t arrest any impaired drivers at two RIDE spot checks in Chatham and Louisville Thursday night.

Officers stopped and checked 190 vehicles, but none of the drivers were found to be impaired by drugs or alcohol.

Three motorists were charged with having expired validation tags on their licence plates, though.

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Cram a cruiser for Christmas

Chatham-Kent police are putting out one final call for the public for help to cram a cruiser, load an ambulance, and fill a fire truck with food donations at Sobeys in Chatham.

That is taking place on Saturday, December 8 with all of the donations going to the local food bank.