The Chatham-Kent Police responded to 191 calls for service within the last 24 hours. Four people were arrested.
Man Charged with Drug Offences CK17038736
On September 26, 2017 the man was released from custody for the offences of possession of drugs and possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000. Two of his conditions were to obey a curfew and remain inside his residence between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. As well as present himself at the door when requested by a police officer.
Last night, just before 11:00 p.m. an officer on general patrol on Wellington Street E. in Chatham observed the man riding a bicycle with no light and a traffic stop was initiated. When speaking with the officer, he provided a false name. However, through investigation, the identity of the man was confirmed and the 28-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with obstruct police and failing to comply. During a search of the man incident to arrest, drugs were found on him.
Therefore, he was additionally arrested and charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance. He was then transported to Chatham-Kent Police Service Headquarters where he has been held for a bail hearing.
Man Charged with Theft CK17037602
As previously released: On Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 5:10 p.m. this unknown man entered Madi’s Milk located at 208 Margaret Avenue in Wallaceburg and took an entire tray of scratch tickets. He then fled the area on a bicycle. The value of tickets is estimated at $325. Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the man.
Yesterday at 10:00 a.m. Allen Thomas, 33 years, of Creek Road on Walpole Island was located, arrested and charged with theft under $5000 and possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000. He was transported to Chatham-Kent Police Service Headquarters and later released with a court date of Thursday, October 12, 2017.
The CKPS would like to thank the public for their assistance in identifying this man.
Woman Charged with Public Mischief CK17036622
On September 29, 2017 at approximately 3:30 a.m. the woman was driving her vehicle on Sheldon Avenue in Chatham when she failed to make the turn onto Lowe Street. As a result, she lost control of her vehicle, struck a hydro pole and went into a ditch. The woman called police to report the collision.
In a statement from the woman, it was explained to police that the collision was a result of having to swerve away from a large blue garbage can that was in the middle of the road. No injuries were reported and the damage value was estimated at $10,000.
Through investigation, the officer learned that the garbage can was taken from a nearby residence and strategically placed in the middle of the road after the collision had already occurred to deflect any responsibility for the collision.
Last night at 7:00 p.m. Amelia Morris, 25 years, of Notre Dame Street in Pain Court was arrested and charged with public mischief. She was released from Chatham-Kent Police Service Headquarters with a court date of Tuesday, October 24, 2017.
Const. Kelly Helbin
Public Information Officer
Chatham-Kent Police Service