Monday police briefs


Firearms seized 

Police received information that a firearm was being stored unlawfully in a residence in Wallaceburg recently.

On Friday morning, officers obtained a warrant to enter the residence. Police located several handguns in the residence that were not registered to the resident. 

A 58-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested for illegal storage of a firearm at an unauthorized place and failing to report a lost restricted firearm. 

He was released from custody pending a future court date. 

The firearms have been seized.

Domestic arrests

Saturday morning, police received third-hand information that a man had assaulted his ex-girlfriend. 

Police spoke with the female victim at her residence in Ridgetown who suffered a broken elbow. 

Officers located the male suspect and placed him under arrest for assault causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon. 

A 27 year-old Blenheim man has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.


Saturday morning, police responded to a disturbance at a residence in Dresden. 

Police learned that the two men had recently separated. One male had allegedly threatened the other male. 

A 22-year-old Chatham man was arrested for uttering threats. 


Saturday afternoon, police responded to a disturbance at a Tim Hortons in Chatham. Police learned the male and female involved had been separated for approximately a year. 

The female victim had accused the male of assault. 

A 63-year-old Chatham man was arrested for assault.  

Fail to comply

Last night, police received information that a man, currently on conditions not to communicate with a specific woman in Wallaceburg, was texting her.

A 28-year-old Walpole Island man was arrested and charged with two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions. 

Break and enter in Chatham

On the weekend, someone forced their way into a residence on Turquoise Court, in Chatham. 

From there, the suspects fled the residence with a substantial amount of cash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Kieran Crosby at or 519-436-6600 ext. 87338. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Breaching conditions

On May 3, a man was released from custody with several conditions. One of those conditions stated that he was to notify police of any change in address, in writing within 24 hours.

Yesterday morning, police attended the man’s last known address to conduct a compliance check. At this time, the officer learned that the man had moved out the week prior without notifying police.

Yesterday afternoon, police located the man walking on Richmond Street in Chatham and he was arrested. 

Hatem Raslan, 41, of no fixed address has been charged with failing to comply with his release conditions. 


Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a shoplifting complaint at Wal-Mart in Chatham.

A 37-year-old Harwich Township man was arrested a short distance away and charged with theft and possession of stolen property.

Stolen vehicle

Sometime last night between 9:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m., someone stole a grey 2013 Chevy Cruz from the parking lot of a business on Park Avenue West in Chatham. The vehicle was last seen with Ontario license plates CHHF897. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Mike Taylor at or 519-436-6600 ext. 87198. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Vehicle strikes deer

Last night, shortly after 11:00 p.m. police responded to a collision involving a deer on Charing Cross Road near Doyle Line. 

No one was injured. Total damage was estimated at $5,000.

Police remind everyone that being aware and taking precautions can reduce collisions, save lives and protect wildlife:

Scan the road ahead from shoulder to shoulder for any movement. 

Use high beams at night, when possible, and watch for the glowing eyes of animals.

If an animal is crossing the road, stop as safely as possible, in your lane. 

Remember, if one animal crosses the road, others may follow.

Never swerve suddenly. This may cause you to lose control of your vehicle, resulting in a more serious collision.




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