CK police briefs – Thursday, July 30, 2020

Man charged with careless driving and fail to remain

Leaving the scene of a single-vehicle collision has resulted in charges against a 29-year-old Chatham man.

Police were called to Thirteenth Line between Four Rod Road and Bloomfield Road on Wednesday morning, and arrived to find a vehicle in a ditch, but no one was around.

The driver was found hiding a short distance away with minor injuries.

He was charged with careless driving and failing to remain at the scene of an accident.

Total damage is estimated at $3,000.

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Police seek gas-and-dash suspect

Chatham-Kent police are asking for help from the public in identifying a man who allegedly filled his vehicle with gas and drove off without paying.

Officers said the incident happened last month at the Circle K in Tilbury.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-436-6600 extension 86880 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Chatham man charged with criminal harassment

A 37-year-old has been arrested for allegedly following and driving by the home of a woman in Dover Township.

Police say the man is currently on conditions not to communicate with the woman or be near her home.

He was arrested Wednesday night and charged with criminal harassment and three counts of failing to comply.

He’s been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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Neighbour dispute leads to charges

A 46-year-old Chatham man was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly yelling at his neighbour.

Police say the man is currently bound by conditions not to communicate with his neighbour, but yelled at him a couple different times throughout the day.

He was arrested and charged with failing to comply with his release conditions.

He’s been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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Thamesville woman charged with assault

Chatham-Kent police say a man was walking with a woman on Wednesday night when she punched him.

The 43-year-old Thamesville woman was arrested and charged with assault.

She was released pending a future court date of September 16, 2020.

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Woman found hiding from police in Blenheim

A Dresden woman is in trouble with police again after she was caught breaching her release conditions.

Back in June, she was released from court with several conditions, including that she stay in her residence at all times and not to possess a cell phone. She was released from custody again a week later with the same conditions.

On Wednesday night, police responded to a disturbance in Blenheim, and when they arrived, she allegedly fled on foot.

Officers found the woman hiding outside behind a garbage can. When she was searched, police found a cell phone.

The 29-year-old has been charged with four counts of failing to comply with her release conditions.

She’s been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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A dozen speeders stopped by police

Chatham-Kent police conducted traffic enforcement at two locations on Wednesday morning.

Officers on Longwoods Rd. stopped and charged four motorists with speeding.

And nine motorists were stopped and charged with speeding through the posted 40km/h zone on McNaughton Ave. East in Chatham.