Trio Charged following Police Pursuit CK19006660
Yesterday afternoon, an officer on general patrol observed a driver fail to signal their turn on Anger Street in Blenheim. The officer attempted a traffic stop, however the driver fled the town of Blenheim at a high rate of speed while also disobeying stop signs. The officer discontinued the pursuit for public safety concerns.
A short time later, the vehicle was observed speeding on Pinehurst Line by another officer. The driver stopped on English Line and fled on foot. The driver tried to escape across McGregor Creek but was arrested. His two passengers were also taken into custody in the area.
A search of the vehicle resulted in a glass meth pipe being found and seized.
The driver, a 33-year-old Blenheim man has been charged with flight from police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to comply with his release conditions, drug possession and driving while under suspension. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
The 26-year-old female passenger from Chatham was charged with drug possession and being in possession of a prohibited weapon. She was released pending a future court date of March 7, 2019.
The 23-year-old male passenger from Blenheim was charged with drug possession and failing to comply with his release conditions. He was released pending a future court date of March 7, 2019.
Love, Lies & Money
With love in the air this week, please do not fall prey to a ‘Romance Scam’
If you’re dating online, please beware of the following warnings signs:
– A quick declaration of love
– A request to go off a dating site and chat via email or cell phone instead
– An area code that is not where the person says they are from
– Request for small gifts, as a test to see if you’re the ideal target
– Request for inappropriate photos, that they can later use to extort money from you
For more information on how to protect yourself, please see http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/fraud-escroquerie/romance-rencontre-eng.htm
Const. Renee Cowell
Chatham-Kent Police Service
Public Information Officer