CK police briefs – Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Afternoon parking lot crash leads to arrest

A 40-year-old Blenheim man is charged with impaired driving in connection with a collision in a parking lot.

Officers were called to the scene just off of King Street at around 4 p.m. Monday, adding that police suspected the man was driving under the influence of alcohol.

They conducted a breath test, which he allegedly failed, so he was arrested and taken back to police headquarters for further testing.

Police said the man was later charged with impaired driving and released with a future court date.

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Do you know this man?

Chatham-Kent police are asking for the public’s help to identify the man pictured below in connection with a theft investigation at Home Hardware on Indian Creek Road East in Chatham.

Officers said it took place last month.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Doug Littlewood at douglasl@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87288.

Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Bicycle, electronics targeted during break-in

Police are looking for leads as they try to solve a break-in at a residence on Lisgar Street South in Ridgetown.

Investigators said the incident took place sometime over the Christmas holidays, adding that whoever broke in took off with a Norco lime green bicycle, a 32” RCA television, and aWii U gaming system.

The total value of the stolen items is estimated at $1,200.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Corey Aitken at coreya@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87322.

Police are also taking the opportunity to remind the public that you can register your bicycle with police through their Bicycle Registry online.

Officers said having your bicycle on the registry will increase the chances of having it returned if it is lost or stolen and later recovered by police.

You can find the registry by clicking here.

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Tools reported stolen during break-in

Police are also investigating a break-in at a shed on Merritt Avenue in Chatham.

Officers said it took place sometime between 6 p.m. Sunday and 4 p.m. Monday, adding that the unidentified suspect(s) stole various power and hand tools, an air compressor, two air nailers, and a Honda power washer.

The stolen items have a combined estimated value of $7,500.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Don Letourneau at donaldl@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87074.

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Traffic stop leads to charges

A 35-year-old Chatham woman and her vehicle have both been taken off of the road after a roadside stop in Chatham.

Police said an officer on general patrol pulled the vehicle over on Lacroix Street Monday night and arrested the driver for failing to stop at a red light and driving while under suspension.

Officers said the vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded.

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Three arrests on outstanding warrants

Chatham-Kent police have pulled three more alleged criminals off of the street in a series of arrests over the past 24 hours.

A 35-year-old woman who was wanted for uttering threats in connection with a domestic disturbance in Chatham over the weekend was arrested Monday morning. She was taken to the courthouse pending a bail hearing.

A 28-year-old Blenheim woman who was wanted for failing to comply with her probation order and failing to attend court was arrested Monday night during a traffic stop on Front Line. Police said she was a passenger in the vehicle at the time and was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.

And a 35-year-old Chatham man who was wanted for breaching his probation was arrested at around 4 a.m. Tuesday after an officer spotted him out on Taylor Avenue in Chatham. Police said the man was also out past his curfew. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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Polar Plunge at St. Clair College

Chatham-Kent police are inviting members of the public to join them for their 3rd Annual Polar Plunge in support of Special Olympics Ontario.

It’s coming up on Saturday, January 18 at St. Clair College’s Thames Campus in Chatham.

The afternoon plunge takes place at 2 p.m. and there will also be an evening plunge at 6 p.m.

Anyone interested in joining can register here: www.polarplunge.ca/plunges/chatham-kent.