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Aggravated assault in Merlin

Last night, police responded to a disturbance between two men known to each other at a residence in Merlin.

The victim, a 25-year-old Merlin man, sustained serious injuries and was transported to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance for medical attention.

A 41-year-old Blenheim man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and mischief for damaging the victim’s phone.

Another neighbour dispute; more charges

Last night, police responded to a neighbour dispute in Tilbury.

A 23-year-old Tilbury man was arrested and charged with assaulting his neighbour.

Minor injuries were reported.

Drive-thru collision leads to impaired charges

Last night, police responded to a collision in the drive-thru of a local business on St. Clair Street in Chatham.

Through investigation, police believed the man was driving while under the influence of alcohol and he was arrested. He was transported to the OPP station for breath tests.

A 20-year-old Dresden man is charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit.

Stolen vintage vehicle in Thamesville

Sometime early yesterday morning, unknown suspect(s) stole a truck with attached trailer carrying a classic car from a shed on Zone Centre Line.

The 2007 grey Chevrolet Silverado truck and attached 20-foot black car trailer were both later recovered in a cornfield on 7 Zone Road in Bothwell.

Officers are still looking for the classic car, which is described as a grey 1962 Pontiac Laurentian. The car was last seen with Ontario license plates 62JEZBEL.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Ken Morrell at kenm@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87272. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Traffic stop leads to criminal charges

Yesterday afternoon, an officer on general patrol in Chatham observed a man driving a car on King Street with two different license plates.

The officer initiated a traffic stop and determined that the license plates were stolen.

Dale Mason-Delaney, 30, of Chatham, is charged with being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000, driving while under suspension, using plates not authorized for the vehicle and driving with no insurance.

Breaching release conditions

On May 26, a man was released from custody with several conditions. One of those conditions stated that he was to obey a daily curfew of 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Police have since received information that the man has breached his curfew on at least two occasions.

Yesterday, Danny Hainge, 55, of Chatham, was arrested and charged with two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions.

 Mischief

Last night, police responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that following a verbal argument, the man damaged a window to the home.

A 21-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with mischief.

Curfew breach for youth

On March 31, a youth was released from Court with several conditions. One of those conditions stated that he was to obey a daily curfew of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Shortly after 1:30 a.m. this morning, officers responded to the report of a suspicious person in the area of Sandys Street in Chatham.

The 16-year-old Chatham youth was located and arrested. He has been charged with failing to comply with his release conditions and held in custody pending a bail hearing.

 

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