Chatham teen arrested on outstanding warrant
An 18-year-old Chatham man was arrested on an outstanding warrant early this morning.
Police say the teen was arrested in August and charged with the following offences:
– Theft under $5000
– Possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000
– Possession of break and enter tools
He was released with a court date of September 6th. However, on that date he failed to appear and a warrant was issued for his arrest, police said.
Early this morning at 6 a.m. an officer on general patrol in Chatham observed the man riding a bicycle on Patteson Avenue with no light and a traffic stop was initiated. The man gave the officer a fake name, but through investigation the man’s identity was confirmed.
He was arrested on the warrant and additionally charged with obstructing police. He was transported to Chatham-Kent Police Service Headquarters where he has been held for a bail hearing.