Police Briefs – Friday, July 24, 2015

Almost hitting a police cruiser has landed a Chatham man with impaired driving charges.

Police say a car narrowly missed hitting a parked cruiser when turning onto St. George St. near Park St. last night around 9pm.

The officer pulled the driver over and took him to headquarters to breath tests where police say the 38-year-old blew over the legal limit.

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A 24-year-old Chatham man is without a licence for three days.

Police say the man was stopped this morning on Fifth St. around 2:30am because he had a temporary permit sticker.

Officers took the man to headquarters for breath tests, and was released with the suspension and three tickets for various Highway Traffic Act offences.

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19 commercial vehicles were inspected during a commercial vehicle blitz in Chatham.

12 vehicles were taken out of service for serious safety infractions, and 23 charges in total were laid.

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A black 1996 GMC Jimmy 4×4 is missing from a home on Albert St. in Wallaceburg.

Police say the vehicle, with licence plats BLBT 426, was stolen sometime early Thursday morning.

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Chatham-Kent Police received calls from four different citizens, reporting suspicious phone calls yesterday.

Each person was told they owed the government money and were asked to give up personal information.

Police say if you receive a similar call, you should hang up and report the incident to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.