Tuesday police briefs

Sep 15 • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments on Tuesday police briefs

Assault charges

Yesterday morning, Chatham-Kent police responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that a verbal argument between the man and woman escalated into a physical altercation, resulting in the woman assaulting the man.

A 24-year-old woman of no fixed address was arrested and charged with two counts of assault. She was released pending a future court date.

Weapons charges

Last night, police responded to a disturbance between youths, all known to each other, in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that while the teens were playing outside, one of them became upset and pointed an air soft gun at two of the other kids.

A 14-year-old Chatham youth was arrested and charged with being in possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and two counts of pointing a firearm.

Warrants

Yesterday afternoon, police located a man in Chatham who was wanted for attempting to pass three stolen cheques at a local convenience store.

Marco Bahro, 33, of Chatham, was arrested and charged with being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000, uttering a forged document and fraud under $5,000. He was released pending a future court date.

Last night, police located a man in Chatham who was wanted for failing to comply with his Probation Order.

Eric Belland, 31, of Chatham, was arrested and released pending a future court date.

Wallaceburg accident

Yesterday morning, police responded to an expensive two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Murray Street and Reaume Avenue in Wallaceburg.

No one was injured.

Total damage was estimated at $30,000.

A 52-year-old Wallaceburg man was charged with making a left turn while failing to afford reasonable opportunity to avoid a collision.

60 tickets over five days

Last week, with the re-opening of schools, the Chatham-Kent Police Service Traffic Management Unit conducted the Give Buses a Brake safety initiative.

Officers patrolled numerous bus routes throughout the municipality, and school bus pick-up and drop-off zones were monitored.

In addition, speed enforcement was conducted in various community safety zones near schools.

Crosswalks were also targeted for enforcement initiatives.

The goal was to ensure the safe return of students to school after an extended summer break as well as reminding motorists to use caution near schools and when encountering school buses, police say.

In total, 60 tickets were issued during the five-day project. Most drivers were charged with speeding through Community Safety Zones.

One motorist was charged with passing a stopped school bus with its flashing lights activated.

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