Police conduct St. Patrick's Day RIDE checks

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On Sunday afternoon, Chatham-Kent police conducted RIDE spot checks in Wheatley and Ridgetown.

Approximately 230 vehicles were stopped, with no infractions observed.

Additional RIDE spot checks were conducted in Blenheim and Chatham on Sunday night. Approximately 350 vehicles were stopped, with the following incidents noted:

– Five roadside tests were conducted, with four motorists charged with having expired validation stickers;
– One motorist was charged with driving while under suspension and had his vehicle impounded for seven days;
– One motorist was charged with having cannabis in the vehicle; and
– One motorist was charged with driving while under suspension, having cannabis in the vehicle and being in possession of shatter, and had his vehicle was towed from the scene.

Assault charge

Early Sunday, police responded to a disturbance between two women in a parking lot on Dufferin Avenue in Wallaceburg.

A 39-year-old Wallaceburg woman went to Sydenham District Hospital for medical treatment of her injuries, police said.

A 34-year-old Wallaceburg woman was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily harm. She was released with a court date.

Warrant arrests

On Sunday afternoon, police arrested a man wanted in connection with domestic-related offences. The 38-year-old Wallaceburg man has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Also on Sunday, police arrested a man wanted for failing to comply with conditions of his probation order. The 22-year-old Harwich man was released with a court date.

Early Monday, a 50-year-old Chatham Township man went to police headquarters and turned himself in, as he was wanted for domestic-related assault. He was held for bail.

Stolen trailer sought

Some time between Friday night at 9 p.m. and Sunday morning at 9 a.m., someone stole a 2005 black Triton trailer, bearing Ontario licence plate N75 44R, from a home on Croton Line.

Inside the trailer was a 1979 Ski Doo and Honda Ascot 500 motor. The total value of the theft was estimated at $8,500.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Kyle Wright at kylew@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87310. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Stolen vehicle reported

Some time Sunday between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., someone stole a white 2008 BMW from a parking lot on Grand Avenue West. The vehicle was last seen with the personalized licence plate ICEMANN1.

Contact Const. Peter Chandler at peterc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 8107332, or Crime Stoppers.