Friday police briefs – smelly cells and more


She felt the need to pee, and more

Chatham-Kent police had to bring in the deep clean squad to deal with a urination situation and a fecal foul yesterday at police headquarters.

It seems a woman, brought in Wednesday night for charges of failing to comply, had a tantrum of sorts.

Police say on Thursday morning, she urinated on the floor of her cell.

Officers moved her to another cell. She peed again, police say, and took her breakfast and smeared it over the lens of the cell camera.

They moved her again. Third time wasn’t the charm. Police say she used toilet paper to try to prevent the security camera from being used.

A move to a fourth cell ensued, where police say she defecated on the floor.

All four cells, equipped with functioning toilets, had to be professionally cleaned and disinfected.

A 20-year-old Chatham woman faces four counts of mischief, along with the original charge of failing to comply.

That last charge came when police say she recently attended a residence in Chatham where her release conditions stated she was to stay way from.

Man charged after tween pushed, kicked

Last week, police say a man approached a 12-year-old boy in Chatham, known to his son. The man yelled at the youth, pushed him to the ground and kicked him.

Yesterday, the 40-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with assault. He was released pending a future court date.

Failing to comply

On Aug. 11, a man was released from court with several conditions. One of those conditions stated that he was not to attend the home of a specific Chatham woman.

Late yesterday afternoon, police responded to a disturbance at the woman’s residence. Guess who stopped by?

Through investigation, police located the man hiding in the cellar underneath the house.

A 41-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with failing to comply with his release conditions. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Warrant arrest

Last night, police arrested a man who was wanted in connection with a fraud investigation.

Leonard (Josh) Wood, 30, of Blenheim charged with several fraud-related offences. He was released pending a future court date.


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