The Chatham-Kent Police Service responded to 194 calls for service in the last 24 hours. Seven people were arrested, and one was on an outstanding warrant.
Man and Woman Arrested in a Stolen Vehicle CK23039671
At 9:38 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle parked on Albert Street in Wallaceburg. After verifying that the vehicle had been reported stolen to Middlesex OPP on July 14, 2023, the officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop.
The vehicle fled at a high rate of speed, trying to evade police by changing streets multiple times. The vehicle crossed a railway crossing on Cemetery Road at high speed, resulting in contact with the railway and subsequent damage that immobilized the vehicle. Upon apprehension, the officer found a man in the driver’s seat and a woman in the passenger seat; both were arrested.
A search incident to arrest revealed a stolen cheque and a bag containing suspected cocaine. Further investigation confirmed that the man operated the vehicle without a valid driver’s license or insurance coverage.
The 31-year-old Southwold man was charged with the following offences:
• Flight from police
• Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
• Possession of stolen property (x2)
• Possession of a controlled substance
• Drawing a document without authority
• Driving without a valid driver’s license
• Driving without insurance
The man as transported to police headquarters and held pending a bail hearing.
The 31-year-old Southwold woman was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of stolen property. She was released with a future court date scheduled for September 12, 2023.
Man Arrested for Obstructing the Police CK23039795
At 8:20 p.m. police responded to Park Avenue West in Chatham for a disturbance involving a man screaming.
Upon arrival, the man attempted to flee the scene, entering neighbouring backyards in the process. He was arrested under the Trespass to Property Act, and during the investigation, it was determined that he had provided a false name. Upon confirmation of his identity, it was discovered that the man had warrants held by Windsor Police Service and was bound by several release orders.
The 40-year-old Tilbury East Township man was charged with obstructing the police. He was transported to police headquarters and released with conditions and a future court date scheduled for September 18, 2023.
Woman Arrested for Theft CK23039804
At 8:56 p.m. police responded to a suspicious person investigation. Police were advised a woman was in the backyard of a home on First Street in Wallaceburg.
Police arrived on the scene and located the woman. She was in possession of items not belonging to her and was arrested.
The 29-year-old Wallaceburg woman was charged with theft. She was transported to police headquarters and released with conditions and a future court date scheduled for September 18, 2023.
Man Arrested for Robbery CK23039820
At 10:31 p.m. police responded to Orchard Place in Chatham for a robbery investigation. According to a witness, they observed the man physically assault a woman and take her purse.
Through investigation, police confirmed the man and the woman met outside a Orchard Place apartment building. The man hit the woman in the head with a bottle and took her purse.
The victim and the man were identified and located.
The 21-year-old Chatham township man as charged with robbery. He was transported to police headquarters and released with conditions and a future court date scheduled for September 18, 2023.
Man Arrested for Mischief CK23039855
On August 1, 2023, at 2:23 a.m., officers attended to a noise complaint at an address on Elgin Street in Wallaceburg. Officers were called to the same address again at 3:24 a.m., this time in response to a reported disturbance.
Upon arrival, officers discovered that following the initial noise complaint, the accused had left his residence and proceeded to bang on the victim’s home using a 2×4 piece of wood while making threatening remarks.
The 42-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and charged with uttering threats and causing mischief. The man was transported to police headquarters and held for a bail hearing.