A commercial vehicle enforcement blitz on Tuesday in Chatham-Kent resulted in several vehicles being taken out of service including some having the licence plates seized.
Members of the Chatham-Kent Police Service traffic unit conducted the enforcement blitz in partnership with OPP, Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Transportation.
Police said 42 vehicles were inspected, resulting in 23 being taken out of service and five sets of licence plates being seized.
A total of 55 charges were laid during the blitz ranging from vehicle maintenance to licensing, along with Highway Traffic Act violations including speeding and distracted driving, police said.
Police want to remind drivers these blitzes will continue throughout the year across Chatham-Kent in an effort to keep roadways safe.
Teen charged with assault
A 14-year-old male youth is facing an assault charge in connection to a physical altercation that occurred Monday between two students from a local high school during lunch break.
Chatham-Kent police said the youth was arrested and later released with a Nov. 26 court date.
Chatham-Kent police are investigating two separate incidents involving the theft of tools.
Police said sometime between 5:30 p.m. Monday and 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, an unlocked home on Harvey Street in Chatham was entered and various Black & Decker and DeWalt tools were stolen.
The total value of the theft is estimated at $3,250.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Greg Dilliott at [email protected] or 519-436-6600 ext. 87278.
Police also report about $200 in damage was caused after entry was gained by force into a building under construction on King Street in Chatham sometime between 6 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday.
A Bosch hammer drill, Makita screw drill and DeWalk screw drill were stolen police said. The total value of the theft is estimated at $1,600.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Dave Miller at [email protected] or 519-436-6600 ext. 87231.
Anonymous calls can be made to Crime Stoppers about either these incidents at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Three people arrested
Chatham-Kent police have caught up with three people they were looking for in separate incidents.
Police said a 35-year-old Chatham man wanted for failing to attend court on Oct. 23, was located Tuesday afternoon and arrested.
He was transported to the courthouse pending a bail hearing.
An 18-year-old Chatham man was seen by an officer on general patrol riding his bicycle with improper lighting on a sidewalk on Queen Street in Chatham around 3:45 a.m. Wednesday.
The officer stopped the man and learned he was bound by a daily curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
He was arrested and charged for failing to comply and placed in custody pending a bail hearing.
Police said a 28-year-old Chatham man wanted in connection with a shoplifting incident at Walmart in Wallaceburg earlier this month, turned himself in at police headquarters early Wednesday morning.
He was arrested and charged with theft under $5,000 and being in possession of property under $5,000.
The man was placed in custody pending a bail hearing.
Source: Chatham Daily News