Pair charged with communicating with each other

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Chatham-Kent police responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch on New Scotland Line near Hill Road on Monday morning.

Upon police arrival, a man and woman were found walking west in the area of Antrim Road.

It was believed the pair were in the vehicle together when it got stuck in the ditch while attempting to turn around on the roadway, police said.

The 33-year-old London man and 32-year-old Creemore woman were both arrested and charged with failing to comply, as they were on conditions not to communicate with each other.

They were held in custody pending a bail hearing. The vehicle was towed from the ditch and did not sustain any damage.

Failure to comply

On April 16, a man was released from custody with several conditions. One of those conditions stated he was not to possess any tools deemed as break-in instruments.

On May 5, the same man was released from court with several conditions. One of those conditions stated he was to obey a daily curfew of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

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Shortly after 9 p.m. on Monday, an officer saw the man riding a bicycle in the area of Thames and Fifth streets.

The man was stopped for Highway Traffic Act violations and then arrested for breaching his curfew condition. While being searched, the man was reportedly found to be in possession of a multi-tool, a flashlight, metal snips, a wrench, a sawzall blade, a spark plug and methamphetamine.

The 35-year-old Chatham man was charged with drug possession and two counts of failing to comply. He was held for bail.

Warrant arrests

On Monday night, police saw a man in a parking lot on Thames Street wanted in connection with a fraud investigation.

The 60-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with fraud under $5,000 and uttering a forged document. He was released with a court date.

Early Tuesday, police located another man wanted in connection with a fraud investigation. The 48-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with fraud over $5,000 and two counts of being in possession of property obtained by a crime. He was released with a court date.

Also on Tuesday, an officer on patrol saw a man wanted in connection with a domestic investigation riding his bike on Thames Street. The 41-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with two counts of assault. He was held for bail.

Motorcycle crash

On Monday morning, emergency crews responded to a motorcycle crash on Merlin Road near Riverview Line.

The driver, a 51-year-old Amherstburg man, lost control of his motorcycle and slid into a stop sign at the intersection, police said. He was taken to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance and transferred to Windsor for medical treatment of injuries not believed to be life-threatening, police added.

Total damage was estimated at $3,000. The collision remains under investigation.

Collision in Harwich Township

Police responded to a two-vehicle collision Monday morning on Creek Road between Maynard Line and English Line.

The driver of the car sustained minor injuries and was taken to hospital for medical attention, police said. The driver was also charged with careless driving.

The driver of the farm sprayer was charged with making a turn not in safety.

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