CK police briefs – Friday, April 12, 2019

Man Charged with Impaired Driving

A drunk driver in Dresden made it home safe but still spent the night in jail Thursday.

According to Chatham-Kent police, someone reported a man driving "erratically" in the town which led an officer in the area to the vehicle parked in a driveway. Officers believed the driver was under the influence of alcohol after witnessing him exit the vehicle and arrested the man.

The 55-year-old Dresden man was charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit and using plates not authorized for his vehicle. He was released pending a future court date of May 8.

Motor Vehicle Collision

Officers responded to an abandoned vehicle in a field on Eighth Line near Merlin Road around 7:30 a.m.Thursday morning.

Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $50,000. The collision remains under investigation.

Executed Warrants

Police arrested a man wanted for assault and failing to attend court around noon Thursday. The 29-year-old of Wallaceburg was transported to the courthouse and released pending a future court date of May 3.

Police also arrested a wanted woman Thursday afternoon for failing to attend the Courthouse back in February for fingerprints. The 25-year-old from Chatham was released pending a future court date of May 7.

Theft from Car Wash in Chatham                                                                                  CK19017641

Police are looking for coin thieves who allegedly damaged and stole from money boxes at a local car wash in Chatham.

Officers said the incident happened between 8 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Police added an unknown amount of suspects beat up four money boxes at the Car and Dog Wash on Grand Avenue East. Roughly $80 in coins were stolen.

Break and Enter in Chatham

A pizzeria was allegedly broken into in Chatham.

Police said the incident happened between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday when an unknown amount of suspects forced their way into Godfather’s Pizza on St. Clair Street and caused roughly $300 in damage. Police said a $600 Dell laptop was allegedly stolen.

Anyone with information on these or other crimes is asked to contact Chatham-Kent police or Crime Stoppers.

Easter Food Drive             

On a more positive note, Chatham-Kent police are asking residents to help stuff an emergency vehicle with food on Saturday.

The food drive will take place at Sobeys on Park Avenue in Chatham where all donations will go directly to the local food bank to help those in need this Easter.

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