Man accused of stealing gas from mother's vehicle

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A woman at a local gas station on Sunday realized her vehicle’s gas tank had been damaged.

It is alleged the woman’s son drilled a hole in the tank while it was parked in a driveway in Dresden, Chatham-Kent police said. The man allegedly stole gas and placed it in a jerry can.

The 36-year-old Dresden man was arrested and charged with mischief under $5,000. He was released with a court date.

Failure to comply

On June 24, a man was released from court with several conditions. Two of those conditions stated he was not to communicate with a specific woman or have alcohol in his system when in the company of his son.

Police said the man allegedly sent text messages to the woman and was consuming alcohol while his son was in his home.

The 42-year-old Chatham man was arrested Sunday and charged with two counts of failing to comply. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Breach of curfew

Just before 5 a.m. Monday, an officer saw a man in the area of Grand Avenue East in Chatham who was currently bound by a curfew, police said.


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The 18-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with failing to comply with his probation order. He was held in custody.

Warrant arrests

A woman involved in a disturbance outside a local establishment in Chatham went to police headquarters Sunday and turned herself in.

The 21-year-old Pain Court woman was arrested and charged with assault. She was released with a court date.

Also on Sunday morning, a woman wanted for failing to comply with her release conditions by communicating with her ex-boyfriend went to headquarters and turned herself in. The 21-year-old Chatham woman was arrested and charged. She was released with a court date.

On Sunday afternoon, a 49-year-old Wallaceburg woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failing to comply with her curfew while trying to cross the border.

She was taken back to Chatham-Kent for court purposes and has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Public intoxication

Police responded to a family dispute Sunday night at a residence in Bothwell. Upon police arrival, an intoxicated family member fled the house on foot. Neighbours called police when they reportedly observed the man running through their backyard yelling obscenities.

After a short foot chase, police found the man and he was taken into custody for his own safety, as he was unable to care for himself.

The 28-year-old Bothwell man was charged with being intoxicated in a public place. He was held until sober.

Stolen vehicle in Wallaceburg

Some time between Saturday night at 10:30 p.m. and Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m., someone stole a grey 2005 Toyota Corolla from a parking lot on Montgomery Drive.

The vehicle is unplated and keys were left in it. Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Ryan Kloostra at or 519-436-6600 ext. 87144. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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