Police Briefs – Saturday, September 24, 2016

The refusal to provide a breath sample has resulted in an arrest and towing of a vehicle.

Police say, early Saturday morning they were informed of an erratic driver in the Blenheim area. They found the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop on Front Line.

Police asked the driver to provide a breath sample but the driver refused.

He was arrested but has since been released with a future court date.


A high speed chase has resulted in a collision.

Friday afternoon, police say they noticed a stolen vehicle in a parking lot on Keil Dr. S in Chatham.

Once the male driver noticed police, he sped off south bound on Keil Dr.

The driver then turned west bound on Richmond St. but collided with an SUV travelling eastbound. The driver of the stolen vehicle fled the scene, continuing on Richmond St. Eventually he abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.

The driver and two passengers of the SUV sustained minor injuries and were taken to Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.

Police have identified a suspect who they allege was driving the stolen vehicle, and have issued a warrant for his arrest.


Police are investigating a theft from a residence on Pinehurst Line, in Harwich Township.

They say sometime between 7am and 3:30pm on Friday, an unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through an unlocked front door. The items taken include jewelry, electronics, old bills, and coins.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Dan Carroll at dancar@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87298.