Wednesday police briefs


Assaulting a cop

A Chatham woman faces charges of assaulting a police officer after an altercation yesterday in Chatham.

Chatham-Kent police say a woman approached the property manager of her apartment building Tuesday afternoon, and an argument ensued.

On top of that, police say the woman was released from custody with several conditions, one of which was to not communicate with the property manager.

The woman approached the property manager while outside a local variety store yesterday, police say, and began yelling at her. The property manager fled the area and called police.

Officers located the woman a short time later on Lacroix Street.

As the officer placed the woman under arrest, police say she resisted and became assaultive by kicking and punching the officer. The woman was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters.

A 58-year-old Chatham woman has been charged with failing to comply with her release conditions, resist arrest and assault police. She has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Impaired charges

Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a fail to remain collision on Grand Avenue between Woods Street and Churchill Street in Chatham.

Officers located the man a short distance away and through investigation believed the man was driving while under the influence of alcohol. The man was arrested and transported to police headquarters for breath tests.

A 57-year-old Chatham has been charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit. He was released pending a future court date.


Around 3 a.m. this morning, a woman called police reporting a break and enter in progress involving her ex-husband.

Officers responded to the residence in Ridgetown and through investigation learned that the allegations were false.

The 35-year-old Ridgetown woman was arrested and charged with public mischief. She was released pending a future court date.


Yesterday afternoon, police located a man in Tilbury who was wanted for domestic related offences and failing to comply with his release conditions.

The 30-year-old Tilbury man was arrested and has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Yesterday afternoon, police initiated a traffic stop on Princess Street in Chatham. Through investigation, police learned that a man in the vehicle was wanted for domestic related offences.

The 53-year-old Chatham man was arrested and has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

ATV stolen

Sometime between Sunday at 8 p.m. and Monday at 1:30 p.m., someone entered a barn on Orford Road in Thamesville and stole a dark green 2017 Honda T8C ATV.

The suspect(s) then forced their way into a nearby grain bin office and stole:

– Acculab Vicon scale

– Freshco Kitchen scale

– Labtronics model 919 moisture detector

Total damage was estimated at $500. Total value of the theft was estimated at $9,500.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Corey Aitken at or 519-436-6600 ext. 87322. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.



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