Thursday police briefs


Assault charges

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

Through investigation, police learned that a verbal argument escalated into a physical altercation. This was also not the first incident of domestic violence between the couple during their relationship.

The 43-year-old Blenheim man was arrested and charged with domestic-related offences. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Another assault

Yesterday afternoon, police located a man who was wanted in connection with a disturbance involving a woman known to him that occurred on Sunday night in Chatham.

A 30-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with assault. He was released pending a future court date.

Traffic stop leads to arrest

Around 2 a.m. this morning, an officer on general patrol in Dresden observed a suspicious vehicle on Park Street. Through investigation, the officer learned that the man was driving with no license and was in possession of break in tools.

A 30-year-old Dresden man was arrested and charged with being in possession of break in instruments. He remains in police custody this morning.

Tools stolen

Sometime on Tuesday, between 4:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. someone forced their way into a residence on Charing Cross Road, causing about $500 damage.

Once inside, the suspect(s) stole various tools and Hot Wheels set.

Total value of the theft has been estimated at $750.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Joel Rehill at or 519-436-6600 ext. 84994. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Crash leads to impaired charges.

Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a single-vehicle collision on Prince Albert Road near McNaughton Avenue East in Chatham.

The woman lost control of her vehicle, left the roadway and struck a tree. Through investigation, police believed the woman was driving while under the influence of alcohol. The woman was arrested and transported to hospital as a precaution.

Breath tests were completed resulting in a 34-year-old Wallaceburg woman being charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit.  

Failing to comply

On April 1, 2019 the man was released from court with several conditions. One of those conditions stated that he was to obey a daily curfew of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Last night, around 11 p.m. an officer on general patrol on King Street West in Chatham observed a vehicle with an expired validation. The officer initiated a traffic stop and learned that the man was breaching his curfew.

A 54-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.




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