The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 149 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Six people were arrested. One person was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
Collision Leads to Impaired Driving Charges CK20034216
Just before 1:00 a.m. this morning, police responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Wallace Street between Bridge Street and Murray Street in Wallaceburg.
Through investigation, the officer suspected the man was driving while under the influence of alcohol. A roadside test was administered and the man failed. The man was arrested and transported to police headquarters for further breath tests.
Devin Malley, 28 years, of Brabaw Street in Wallaceburg was charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit. He was released pending a future court date of July 21, 2020.
Man Charged with Obstruct Police CK20034219
Early this morning, police responded to the report of a suspicious man sitting in a red car in the area of Elizabeth Street and Grand Avenue in Chatham.
An officer on general patrol located the Ford Focus in an alley way and through investigation learned that license plates were registered to a silver BMW. The man was arrested and the license plates were seized.
Upon being arrested, the man provided the officer with a false name. Incident to arrest, the man was searched and his true identity was revealed. The officer further learned that the man was currently bound by a Probation Order with a curfew.
The 40-year-old man was charged with being in possession of property obtained by a crime, obstruct police and failing to comply with his Probation Order. He was released pending a future court date of September 23, 2020.
We would like to remind boaters that our Maine Unit patrols the waterways within Chatham-Kent including the Thames River, Sydenham River and Channel Ecarte. All of these waterways have a speed limit of 8 km/h whether speed limit signs are posted or not. Please operate your boat in a safe and respectful manner to prevent damage caused by your wake or wash.