Tuesday police briefs


Home robbed in Wallaceburg

Around 5 a.m. Monday, Chatham-Kent police responded to a disturbance at a home in Wallaceburg.

Through investigation, police learned that four men assaulted the homeowner during an argument and stole a box of collector coins.

The men fled prior to police arrival.

The homeowner, a 34-year-old Wallaceburg man, was transported to Sydenham District Hospital for medical attention of non-life threatening injuries.

The homeowner recognized two of the men, police say, which lead officers to a residence in Dresden where all four men were located and arrested.

A 36-year-old man, 33-year-old man, 27-year-old man, all from Dresden, along with a 36-year-old man from Howard Township, have all been charged with robbery.

Domestic violence

Yesterday morning, police became aware of an incident of domestic violence that occurred over the weekend at a residence in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that the man assaulted his girlfriend during an argument, causing her to require medical attention.

The man also damaged property in the home with a machete.

Late yesterday afternoon, police located the man and he was arrested.

A 24-year-old Chatham man has been charged with assault, aggravated assault, uttering threats and weapons dangerous.

Suspicious person

Around 2:30 a.m. this morning, police responded to the report of a suspicious man in the backyard of a residence on Elizabeth Street in Chatham.

Officers located the man on Selkirk Street and through investigation learned that he was currently bound by a curfew.

A 50-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with failing to comply with his release conditions.

Kitchen appliances stolen

Sometime over the weekend, someone forced his or her way into a home under construction on Selkirk Street, causing about $1,000 damage.

Once inside, the suspect(s) stole a Samsung stainless steel refrigerator and dishwasher.

Total value of the theft has been estimated at $2,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Curtis Conn at curtisc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87349. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

ATV stolen

Sometime between Friday at 10 p.m. and Saturday at 5 a.m. someone entered a garage on Dawn Mills Road and stole:

–       2011 Arctic Cat blue 4-wheeler with Ontario license plate 95WC8

–       Honda 1800w Inverter Generator

–       Husqvarna 41cc chain saw with 18” blade

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Peter Chandler at peterc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87332. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Fail to remain

Yesterday morning, around 9 a.m. police responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Zone Centre Line between Zone 7 Road and St. Ignatius Line.

The driver lost control of their vehicle, left the roadway and struck a hydro pole.

The driver fled the scene prior to police arrival

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to contact Const. Daniel Clark at danielc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-355-1092. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers.

Distracted Driving Initiative

Stay focused on the road, and not your cell phone.

Chatham-Kent police, in an effort to make the roadways safer this summer, will have its Traffic Unit focusing on distracted driving for the month of July, specifically those using cell phones while driving.

Put your phone down and concentrate on driving. Failing to do so may result in a $615 fine, three demerit points and a three-day license suspension.

So far this month, nine motorists have been stopped and charged.


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