The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 142 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Seven people were arrested.
Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest and Charges CK19001612 / CK19001610
Last night, shortly after 7:00 p.m. an officer on general patrol initiated a traffic stop on Grand Avenue East in Chatham. Through investigation, the officer learned that the driver was suspended for unpaid fines. The 35-year-old Chatham woman was charged with driving while under suspension.
A query of the passenger also revealed that he was wanted for failing to attend court in December. The 21-year-old Chatham man was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
The vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded for seven days as per the Vehicle Impoundment Program.
Men Charged with Drug Offences CK19001624
Last night, shortly after 10:00 p.m. an officer on general patrol initiated a traffic stop on Park Avenue East in Chatham. Through investigation, the officer learned that one of the men in the vehicle was wanted for failing to comply with his curfew. Both men in the vehicle were also found to be in possession of heroin, fentanyl and cocaine.
Kodie Walker, 29 years, of Wedgewood Avenue in Chatham was charged with failing to comply and three counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking.
Ryan Beuglet, 31 years, of Valley Road in Chatham was charged with three counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking.
Both men were released pending a future court date of January 31, 2019.
Man Charged with Theft CK19001631
On August 10, 2018, police attended a business in Chatham regarding a theft complaint. Through investigation, police learned that between August 4 and August 8, an e-bike, charger, tools and cash were stolen. Police identified the man responsible and attempts were made to locate him. When unsuccessful, a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Last night around 11:00 p.m. police observed the man on Queen Street and he was arrested.
Shane List, 46 years, of Donalda Drive in Chatham has been charged with four counts of theft under $5000. He was released pending a future court date of February 1, 2019.
Collision Leads to Impaired Driving Charges CK19001543
Yesterday morning, just before 11:00 a.m. police responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Cathcart Street near Harold Street in Ridgetown. Through investigation, police believed the man was driving while under the influence of alcohol and he was arrested. He was transported to police headquarters for breath tests.
Joshua Malott, 21 years, of Cecil Street in Ridgetown has been charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit. He was released pending a future court date of February 1, 2019.
Traffic Stop Leads to Arrests CK19001584
Yesterday afternoon, an officer on general patrol observed a man wanted in connection with two separate shoplifting incidents at Canadian Tire in Blenheim as a passenger in a vehicle in Chatham. The officer initiated a traffic stop on King Street near Inshes Avenue and the man was arrested. He was additionally charged in connection with a shoplifting incident at No Frills in Wallaceburg earlier this month.
Glen Brown, 49 years, of Pine Street in Chatham has been charged with three counts of theft under $5000 and three counts of being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000. He was released pending a future court date of February 1, 2019.
Through investigation, the driver was also arrested on an outstanding warrant in connection with a fraud investigation. Upon being searched incident to arrest, the man was found to be in possession of cocaine. Jason Souligny, 46 years, of Trafalgar Street in St. Thomas has been charged with fraud related offences and drug possession. He was released pending a future court date of January 31, 2019.
Polar Plunge – January 19, 2019
Join us next Saturday for our 2nd annual Polar Plunge at St. Clair College – Thames Campus in Chatham.
There will be two plunge times this year – an afternoon plunge at 2pm followed by a night plunge at 6pm. A charity BBQ will be held in between the two plunge times.
Those willing to brave the cold are encouraged to register at www.polarplunge.ca/chatham-kent
All proceeds from this event will be going directly to Special Olympics Ontario.
For more information, please contact Constable Jason Herder at firstname.lastname@example.org
Const. Renee Cowell
Chatham-Kent Police Service
Public Information Officer