Theft, assault and no chips

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Around 9:30 a.m. yesterday morning, police received information that the man had just stolen a vehicle from John Street in Blenheim. At 12:30 p.m. the man was located with the stolen car outside the Emergency Room at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. The 35-year-old Blenheim man was arrested and charged with theft of motor vehicle and possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000. He was released with conditions pending a future court date of January 13, 2016.

As the man returned to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance for medical attention, he assaulted a male patient attempting to buy a bag of chips from the vending machine. The hospital security officer broke up the fight and police were contacted. The patient was not injured.

The man was again arrested and charged with assault. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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