Fatal farm mishap, serious accident and more

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Chatham-Kent police had a busy time of it the past 24 hours, responding to 190 calls, including a serious car crash, a fatal farm accident, an assault, death threats, and more.

The crash occurred about 10 a.m. on Pain Court Line between Bear Line and Winter Line.

Police say the driver was headed west when he lost control, left the road and wound up in the ditch.

A 27-year-old Chatham man was taken to local hospital with serious injuries, but has since been transported to London.

The collision is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Dan Clark at danielc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-355-1092.

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Last night, about 6 p.m., emergency crews were called out to a home on Vanedie Road near Tilbury for an apparent accident involving a tractor and farm equipment.

An 83-year-old Tilbury man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say a post mortem will be done in Windsor today.

Officers are trying to piece together what happened. Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Dan Clark at danielc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-355-1092.

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Meanwhile, in downtown Chatham yesterday, an officer saw a man driving a motorcycle without license plates.

He pulled the man over, and investigation revealed the man is suspended from driving due to unpaid fines.

As a result, he was placed under arrest. A search revealed the man had a pellet gun tucked into his waistband. Police say the gun is a replica of a semi-automatic firearm, which is defined as prohibited under the Criminal Code.

Back in November of last year, the man was issued a court order to not possess any prohibited or restricted firearms, prohibited weapons or prohibited ammunition. The ban is in place for life.

The officer also found some crystal meth, hydromorph contin pills, cocaine and a quantity of cash.

A 30-year-old Chatham man is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, failing to comply, and three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

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Last night officers responded to a disturbance near Jaycee Park in Chatham. Police say a man assaulted a woman known to him and threatened her boyfriend. He also tossed rocks at the man’s vehicle, doing about $1,000 damage in the process.

Early this morning police arrested a 47-year-old man. He’s charged with assault, uttering threats and mischief.

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Earlier this week, police say a man texted his ex-girlfriend and threatened to kill a man known to her.

Last night, officers arrested a 33-year-old man and charged him with uttering threats.

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Thieves were out and about recently, as well.

Sometime between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 5 a.m. Thursday, someone entered an unlocked garage on Vander Avenue in Blenheim, stealing a bike and various tools, all valued at about $700, police say.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Neal Iles at neali@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 86590. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

And sometime between 9:45 p.m. Wednesday night and 8 a.m. Thursday, someone forced their way into a shed on James Street in Wallaceburg. The thieves caused about $50 in damage and stole three fishing rods and some tools, valued at a combined $300.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Chadd Murphy at chaddm@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87266, or Crime Stoppers.

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