Threats, threats and deflections



It certainly is a season of giving in Chatham-Kent – giving people a hard time.

Police say one man lied to police, another threatened his ex-girlfriend and a teenager threatened people with a sledgehammer over the weekend.

Officers responded to a report of a disturbance last night in Chatham. Police allege a teenager had damaged a fridge and tossed a chair at a wall, before grabbing a sledgehammer and threatening people nearby.

A 13-year-old youth is charged with mischief, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and two counts of uttering threats.

The teen wasn’t alone in the threats department. Police say a man began arguing with his ex-girlfriend Sunday, and it escalated with him eventually threatening the woman.

Police say about 90 minutes later they were informed he had also threatened another ex-girlfriend the same day.

A 24-year-old Chatham man is charged with two counts of uttering threats.

And then there is the matter involving a 26-year-old Chatham man. Police say shortly before 1 a.m. this morning, officers went to the area of King Street West near Phyllis Avenue in Chatham, responding to a complaint about a suspicious person.

Officers found a man on Phyllis south of Tecumseh Road. As they approached him, they said the man dropped a small plastic baggie on the boulevard and falsely identified himself to police.

The cops learned his real identity, and seized the baggie, which they say contained methamphetamine.

A 26-year-old Chatham man is charged with obstructing police, failing to comply and possession.


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