CK police briefs – Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Roughly $10,000 worth of goods including two e-bikes and 12 chargers were taken from Chatham E-Bikes on Grand Avenue, in Chatham

Obstructed license plate tips off police to suspended driver

A 62-year-old Wallaceburg man is learning the hard way that if you want to avoid the attention of police, you should keep your license plate clean.

Chatham-Kent police said they pulled over a vehicle on Dufferin Avenue in Wallaceburg Tuesday morning because the vehicle had an obstructed license plate.

The officer who initiated the traffic stop then learned at the man behind the wheel was allegedly suspended from driving for impaired driving and dangerous driving charges.

The accused was arrested and charged accordingly and later released with a future court date.

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Trio of drivers charged after crashes

Three people are facing charges in connection with three separate crashes that all took place around Chatham-Kent Tuesday afternoon.

Police said a 49-year-old Chatham woman was charged with careless driving after she lost control of her vehicle and hit a light post on Bristol Drive in Chatham Tuesday morning.

No injuries were reported after that crash.

Later Tuesday afternoon, a 54-year-old Blenheim man was charged with failing to yield the right of way after a two-vehicle collision on John Street near Chatham Street in Blenheim. The damages from that crash were estimated at $10,000.

In the third case, a 45-year-old woman was charged with making an unsafe move after two vehicles collided on Countryview Line Tuesday night between Centre Side Road and Lindsay Road.

No injuries were reported after that crash, either.

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Alleged drunk driver charged

A 30-year-old Chatham man accused of driving while impaired has been charged after a collision was reported on Highway 401 in Blandford Blenheim Township.

Oxford County OPP said a crash happened around 1:55 a.m. on November 28.

The driver was arrested after he reportedly showed signs of impairment. OPP said he was charged with operation while impaired and operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus).

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Man, woman both charged following domestic incident

A 52-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman are both facing charges after police responded to a domestic violence call at a residence in Chatham Tuesday night.

Police said while they were investigating, they learned that the man had allegedly pushed the woman during an argument and assaulted her with a purse.

Officers said they also learned that the man had been living with the woman since June, which was a violation of his release conditions.

The man was arrested and charged with assault, assault with a weapon and failing to comply with his release conditions because he wasn’t supposed to communicate with the woman and he was supposed to be living at a different address in Chatham.

The woman was also arrested and charged with facilitating a breach of release conditions.

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Two arrests on outstanding warrants

A 54-year-old Chatham man who was wanted for failing to attend court has another court date ahead of him now.

Police said they arrested the man Tuesday afternoon and then took him into custody pending a bail hearing. He was later released with a future court date.

In a separate case, a 26-year-old Windsor woman who was wanted in connection with a robbery investigation in Wallaceburg has been arrested.

CK police said she was picked up by officers in Windsor and then taken back to Chatham-Kent. She was charged and set to be held in custody pending a bail hearing.