Monday police briefs – drugs, anger and more

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Assault charges

Chatham-Kent police say a man tried to push a woman down a flight of stairs in Tilbury last night.

Officers responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in Tilbury. Police say as the woman was moving belongings out of the apartment, the man tried to push the woman down a flight of stairs.

A 44-year-old Tilbury man was arrested and charged with assault. He was released pending a future court date. 

Drugs, gun

A Saturday traffic stop in Chatham led to weapons and drug charges.

While on patrol, officers observed suspicious activity, police say.

The officers initiated a traffic stop on Grand Avenue in Chatham. 

During the investigation, the passenger of the vehicle provided a false name, police say.  

Both parties in the car were eventually arrested.  During the arrest and search of the vehicle, police found a gun, magazine, ammunition and drugs.  

 As a result of the the traffic stop the following charges were laid:

obstruct police;

two counts of breach of probation;

two counts of breach of probation (firearm);

five firearm-related charges;

three counts of possession of a controlled substance; and

possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Both males were kept in custody and held for a bail hearing.

Drug possession

It might sound like a broken record, but a man who got out of jail on a probation order with several conditions is back under arrest in Chatham-Kent after police say he broke one of them for possession of illegal drugs.

On Aug. 10, 2020 the man entered into a Probation Order with several conditions. One of those conditions stated that he was not to possess or consume any unlawful drugs.

Yesterday afternoon, police responded to the report of a man out of control in the area of Reaume Avenue in Wallaceburg. Officers located the man walking in and out of traffic and he was taken into custody for his own safety. 

Upon being searched while being arrested, the man was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine. 

A 30-year-old man of no fixed address has been charged with drug possession and failing to comply with his Probation Order. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Domestic charges

Early this morning, police responded to a disturbance at a residence in Dover Township.

Through investigation, police learned that a verbal argument between the couple escalated into a physical altercation. 

The man also punched a window of the woman’s vehicle, causing it to smash.

A 42-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with assault and mischief under $5000. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Theft of electronics and jewelry

Sometime yesterday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., someone entered a residence on Longwoods Road in Chatham Township and stole a 65-inch Samsung TV and jewelry. Total value of the theft has been estimated at $900. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Doug Littlewood at douglasl@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87288. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward. 

Break and Enter in Chatham Township

Sometime between Thursday at 5 p.m. and yesterday at 1 p.m., someone forced their way into a residence on Prince Albert Road and stole:

two 40-inch LG televisions

HP laptop

Samsung 24-inch curved desktop monitor

Large quantity of alcohol

Throwing knives

Jewelry

Total value of the theft has been estimated at $3,800.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Kieran Crosby at kieranc@chatham-kent.ca 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.

Warrant arrest

Yesterday afternoon, a man wanted for domestic related offences was arrested by Strathroy-Caradoc Police. 

A 55-year-old Mount Brydges man was transported back to Chatham-Kent for court purposes. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing. 

Accidents

Yesterday morning, police responded to a two-vehicle collision on Richmond Street near Queen Street in Chatham. No one was injured. 

Total damage was estimated at $8,000. 

The driver at fault was charged with careless driving.

Late yesterday afternoon, police responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Erie Shore Drive. 

Minor injuries were reported.

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