CK Police Briefs- Saturday, August 31, 2019

Car thieves busted

In two separate incidents, Chatham-Kent police were able to nab a pair of men who were behind the wheel of vehicles that didn’t belong to them.

First, around 6 a.m. Friday, police found a man who was responsible for the alleged theft of a black pickup truck from Dutton in March 2019. The pickup truck was located and recovered on Mull Road at New Scotland Line within the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

The 30-year-old Ridgetown man was arrested and charged with theft of a motor vehicle. He was released from custody with a future court date.

Then around 11 a.m. Friday in Ridgetown, police saw a man enter an unoccupied pickup truck that had the keys left inside it. He drove away but cops arrested him later on when he exited the pickup truck in Highgate. On top of allegedly stealing the car, the man was also prohibited for life from operating a motor vehicle as a result of a dangerous driving conviction.

The 28-year-old Bothwell man was arrested and charged with theft of a motor vehicle and driving while prohibited. He was then transported to Chatham-Kent Police Services Headquarters where he has been held for a bail hearing.


Man charged with public intoxication

Friday, just before 8 p.m., a 31-year-old was located in front of an establishment on King Street in Chatham.

He was too drunk to care for himself. As a result, the Chatham man was arrested and charged with being intoxicated in a public place and transported to CKPS headquarters until he sobered up.