CK police briefs – Friday, May 15, 2020

Man arrested following traffic stop

A 37-year-old Leamington man has been charged with obstructing police after allegedly becoming “irate” during an interaction with police.

Chatham-Kent police said the man allegedly interfered with officers while they were trying to seize some license plates from a vehicle during a traffic stop in Chatham Thursday morning.

Officers said the plates were not registered to the vehicle they were attached to.

The man who was arrested was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.

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Man found hiding in bedroom

Two Chatham residents are facing charges after allegedly getting together in the same apartment even though they weren’t supposed to be communicating with each other.

Police said while they were investigating a trespassing complaint at an apartment building in Chatham Thursday morning, they learned that a man was visiting a woman he was supposed to stop contacting.

Officers said they found the man hiding in a bedroom and found some suspected methamphetamine on him when they were arresting him. A 57-year-old man was charged with drug possession and two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions, then released from custody pending a future court date.

A 45-year-old Chatham woman was also arrested in connection with the case and charged with being a party to a criminal offence. She was also later released pending a future court date.

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Crash leads to impaired driving charges

A 26-year-old Chatham man has been arrested and charged in connection with a two-vehicle crash on Baldoon Road in Chatham.

Police said they were called to the scene shortly after 10:30 a.m., adding that the officer on scene believed one of the drivers was under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash, so he was arrested and taken to police headquarters for a drug recognition evaluation test.

Investigators said the other driver involved in the crash was hurt, but it’s not clear how severe their injuries were.

As a result of the investigation, the accused was charged with impaired driving causing bodily harm and was later released pending a future court date.

The damage caused by the collision was estimated at $10,000.

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Driver runs multiple stop signs, red light before arrest

Chatham-Kent police said they found some suspected methamphetamine on a driver who allegedly blew through three stop signs and a red light in Chatham Thursday night.

Officers said the first stop sign was at the intersection of Harvey Street and Queen Street in Chatham, adding that the driver continued through two more stop signs and a red light at the intersection of Richmond Street and Lacroix Street even though police were trying to pull him over.

Police managed to find the vehicle a short time later on Keil Drive and allegedly found a small glass vial of methamphetamine on him when they were arresting him.

A 48-year-old Raleigh Township man was charged with flight from police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and drug possession. He was later released pending a future court date.

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Bike stolen from grocery shopper

Chatham-Kent police are trying to track down bike that was stolen from a mount on the back of a vehicle while the owner was shopping at a local grocery store.

Police said the complainant walked into the store at around 6 p.m. last night and when he walked out about 45 minutes later, he noticed that his bike was missing.

The bicycle is described as a blue Giant bike with a battery-powered front white light, a rear red light and a shock-absorbent seat — it’s worth an estimated $500.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Ashwin Roy at ashwinr@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87331.

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

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Barn break-in in Wallaceburg

Police are looking for leads as they try to track down a red 2013 Polaris Sportsman 800 ATV with a 2-inch trailer hitch that was stolen after a barn on Whitebread Line in Wallaceburg was broken into.

It’s valued at $5,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Kyle Wright at kylew@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87310.

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