Chatham-Kent police briefs

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A collision with an ambulance has resulted in an impaired driving charge against a 59-year-old Chatham woman.

Chatham-Kent police responded to a two-vehicle crash involving an ambulance and motor vehicle in the area of McNaughton Avenue East in Chatham just before 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Police said no one was injured and there was minimal damage to the vehicles.

Through investigation, police believed the woman at fault for the crash was driving while under the influence of alcohol.

She was arrested and transported to police headquarters for breath tests, which resulted in her being charged with having a blood-alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit.

The accused was released with a May 16 court date.

Stolen vehicle and items recovered


If you have been the victim of a theft, Chatham-Kent police may have found some items when a stolen vehicle was recovered in Chatham on April 25.

Police said the vehicle contained a number of items believed to have been stolen from vehicle and garage and shed break-ins, dating back to April 13. The items include gas and electric powered tools, garden equipment and personal accessories.

Owners have been identified for some property, however, police believe the remaining items are the product of an occurrence that has not yet been discovered or reported.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Kevin Burgess at or 519-436-6600 ext. 87232. Anonymous calls can also be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Break and enter


Chatham-Kent police are investigating a break and enter at King Street East address in Chatham.

Police were called about the incident on Tuesday afternoon. A back patio window was smashed and two Acer laptops, valued at $100, since one was inoperable, were stolen.Damage is estimated at $1,000.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Const. Kelly McCormack at or 519-436-6600 ext. 85118. Anonymous calls can also be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Cause of blaze undetermined


The Ontario Fire Marshal's office has been notified about a house fire near Thamesville early Wednesday that caused $100,000 damage.

Station No. 8 Thamesville responded to the blaze on Florence Road just before 5 a.m.

The single family home was unoccupied and the cause is undetermined.








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