Police Briefs – Thursday, November 19, 2015

Chatham-Kent police kicked off the Festive RIDE season with spot checks on Lacroix St. and Grand Ave. E in Chatham.

Police say 592 vehicles in total were stopped and four roadside screening tests were conducted.

Two drivers were charged with driving while under suspension and officers seized marijuana from two vehicles.


A Leamington man, wanted for criminal harassment, uttering threats, and failing to comply, has turned himself in to Chatham-Kent police.

Back in August, officers were called to Wheatley for a domestic incident, however the suspect fled the area. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

The 38-year-old turned himself in at police headquarters yesterday morning.


Violating a court ordered curfew has landed a Chatham man in trouble.

Police say the man has a daily curfew of 11pm to 6am, however an officer stopped the man riding a bicycle on Lacroix St. around 3:30am this morning.

The 24-year-old was arrested, and is being held pending a bail hearing.


An Erieau man ended up in police custody after trying to walk home from Wheatley.

Officers say around 12:30am, the intoxicated man became upset because his girlfriend refused to give him the keys to his truck so he could drive home.

He then started walking home, but for his own safety, police took him into custody.

A 63-year-old is charged with being intoxicated in a public place and will be released when sober.


Chatham-Kent police are looking for a white, 2001 Dodge Ram pick up truck that was stolen in Chatham.

Police say the truck was taken from a residence on Grand Ave. E sometime yesterday afternoon.

It was last seen with the Ontario license plates 896 8CV.