CK cops busy last 24 hours


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Chatham-Kent Police were hopping over the last 24 hours, with 133 calls for service and six arrests. Here’s a sampling:

Man charged with assault with a weapon

Last night at 11:00 p.m. a man was seated in a chair in his residence when another man, known to him, forced his way through the locked door with a metal baseball bat in his hand.  The man assaulted the 52-year-old victim and fled the area on a bicycle.

The victim was transported to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance for medical attention of non-life-threatening injuries.

Just before 4:00 a.m. this morning, police located the man on Richmond Street and he was arrested.  The 27-year-old man of no fixed address has been charged with being unlawfully in a dwelling house, assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm.  He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Man charged with truck theft

Yesterday, a man went to a home on Talbot Trail in Blenheim and stole a 2010 Ford F-150 pick-up truck from the homeowner who is known to him.

Just before 7:00 p.m. last night, police located the man sitting inside the truck in a parking lot on London Road in Thamesville.

The 45-year-old Thamesville man was arrested and charged with theft of motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by a crime over $5000 and failing to comply with his Probation Order as he was currently on conditions not to attend that address or communicate with the homeowner.  He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.   

Man charged with indecent act in Chatham

Yesterday afternoon, a man went to a business in Chatham and began following a woman while pleasuring himself through the pocket of his shorts.  Store security was contacted and the incident was caught on video.

Through investigation, police identified the man and he was arrested.  The 23-year-old Harwich Township man was charged with committing an indecent act.  He was released pending a future court date of August 19,


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