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s police 5Man arrested after suspicious person report

The Chatham-Kent police have arrested a man for failing to comply with his release conditions.

On January 9, he was released from custody with several conditions. One of those conditions stated that he was to obey a daily curfew between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Around 4 a.m. this morning, police responded to the area of Park Avenue East and St. George Street in Chatham about a suspicious person. Police searched the area and found a man matching the description given. Police determined that the man was breaching his curfew condition and he was arrested.

The 18-year-old Chatham man has been charged with failing to comply. He has been held in custody and has a bail hearing today.


Drunk hauled off park bench in Wallaceburg

A man was arrested for being intoxicated in public last night.

Shortly after 7 p.m. police received information that a man was unresponsive on a park bench on Wallace Street. Police checked on the man and soon realized he had been drinking. He was unable to care for himself and was arrested for his own safety. He was then taken to police headquarters and held in custody until sober.

A 30-year-old Wallaceburg man has been charged with being intoxicated in a public place.


Sharp eyed officer spots expired validation sticker

Shortly after 7 a.m. yesterday morning, police were driving northbound on Keil Drive in Chatham when a vehicle with an expired validation sticker was noticed. The officer initiated a traffic stop and confirmed the validation expired in December 2013. Police further learned that the vehicle was not insured.

A 53-year-old Chatham man has been charged with driving without insurance and driving with no validation on licence plate.


Car accident does $12,000 in damage

At about 5:45 p.m. last night, police responded to a two-vehicle collision on Grand Avenue West.

A 17-year-old Chatham youth was travelling westbound on Grand Avenue when he rear-ended a stopped vehicle in front of him, driven by a 64-year-old Chatham woman.

Neither driver was injured. Total damage was estimated at $12,000.

The youth was charged with careless driving.