Police weekend in review

Chatham woman arrested for drunk driving

A 39-year-old Chatham woman was arrested for drunk driving after a traffic stop on Colborne Street early Saturday morning.

Police say an officer on general patrol initiated a traffic stop on Colborne Street in Chatham at around 12 a.m. The officer believed the woman was driving while under the influence of alcohol and she was arrested. She was transported to Chatham-Kent Police Service Headquarters for breath tests.

The woman was charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit. She was released with a future court date.

Woman charged with theft

A 27-year-old Blenheim woman is facing charges after allegedly using someone else’s credit card.

Between March 12th and March 16th, numerous transactions were made on a credit card that did not belong to the woman.

The woman was located Friday at 1 p.m. She was arrested and charged with theft under $5000 and possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000. The woman was transported to Chatham-Kent Police Service Headquarters where she was released with a future court date.

Wanted woman arrested by Essex OPP

A Chatham woman, wanted for failing to attend court was arrested by Essex OPP over the weekend. CKPS returned her to headquarters where she was held in custody.

Man wanted for domestic charges turns himself in

A Chatham man turned himself in to the CKPS. Police say the man was arrested on an outstanding warrant for domestic charges. He was released with a future court date with conditions.

Man arrested for failing to comply

A man attended the Blenheim police station to sign in as per his sign in conditions. A subsequent query showed an outstanding warrant for the man for Failing to comply with his release conditions. He was arrested without incident and transported to CKPS headquarters where he was released with a future court date.

Break and enter in Orford Township

Sometime between October and Sunday someone forced open a man-door to a storage garage on a property and attempted to steal two vehicles in Orford Township. Ignitions were damaged in both vehicles but suspects were unable to start the engines. Tires, rims and the stereos were taken from both vehicles. In addition, two four-wheeled ATVs, a riding lawn mower and some hand tools were also stolen. The complainant is reporting approximately $25,000 in loss and damages. The matter is still under investigation.

Man arrested for public drunkenness

A man was located in the Mary Street area of Chatham after police received a call of a suspicious person. Police say he was intoxicated and unable to care for himself and was arrested, transported to HQ where was released once he was sober.

Bail violations

A local man was found in the compound at Smith Cycles after hours where he had no permission to be in. The man was arrested for Trespass by night and for Breaching some previous conditions imposed by the courts. He was held for a Bail hearing.


Police say a warrant is being requested for a man for breaching his release conditions as a result of a compliance check at an address in Ridgetown.

Break and enter in Dresden

Sometime between Thursday at 8 p.m. and Friday at 8 a.m. someone forcefully entered a detached shed at an address on Victoria Avenue. The stolen items consist of: a red Honda motorcycle, a helmet and some miscellaneous tools. The estimated value of these items is $7000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Constable Ken Morrell at kenm@chatham-kent.ca or at 519-436-6600 extension #87272. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers (http://crime-stoppers.on.ca/) at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and are eligible for a cash reward.

Break and enter in Blenheim

Sometime between Thursday at 4 p.m. and Friday at 9:30 a.m. a detached garage at a Talbot Street address was broken into by someone. The stolen items consist of power tools with an estimated value of $300.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Constable Shawn Hoskins at shawn.hoskins@chatham-kent.ca or at 519-436-6600 extension #87258. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers (http://crime-stoppers.on.ca/) at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and are eligible for a cash reward.

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