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Last night around 11 p.m. the victim attended police headquarters to report that he had just been assaulted at a residence in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that the victim was assaulted by a man, known to him, who was in possession of a meat cleaver.

The victim, a 60-year-old Chatham man, attended the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance for medical treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The 29-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with being in possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, aggravated assault and three counts of failing to comply with his release conditions. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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On September 15, 2018 police responded to a break and enter at a residence on Stanley Avenue in Chatham where three autographed baseballs were stolen. Yesterday, the stolen baseballs were found for sale on Facebook Marketplace.

Kenneth Bondy, 33 years, of Louella Crescent in Chatham, was arrested and charged with being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000. He was released pending a future court date of February 12, 2020.

The stolen baseballs were recovered by police.

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Sometime late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, unknown suspect(s) forced their way into a fenced compound on Queen Street in Chatham. Once inside, the suspect(s) caused approximately $20,000 damage to a mobile transformer, only to get about $100 worth of copper and brass.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ashwin Roy at ashwinr@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87331. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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