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Impersonating a cop, and more

Yesterday morning, Chatham-Kent police responded to an assault complaint at a residence in Blenheim.

Through investigation, police learned that during the night, a man assaulted and threatened his girlfriend while in her vehicle.

The woman was able to flee from the man and return home. Early in the morning, the man then attended the woman’s home and identified himself as a police officer to get her attention, police say. When the woman opened the door, the man pushed his way into the apartment.

The man was physical with the woman again and stole her cell phone.

The man was arrested a short time later and when searched was found to be in possession of suspected crystal methamphetamine.

A 54-year-old Chatham man was charged with assault, uttering threats, impersonating a police officer, robbery and drug possession. He was held pending a bail hearing and remanded into custody until December 18, 2020.

Assault and drug charges

Shortly after 4 a.m. this morning, police responded to a disturbance at a motel in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that a man assaulted a woman in the room, with whom he was not to associate with.

The man fled prior to police arrival, however, officers observed fresh footprints in the snow and followed them. The man was located a short distance away hiding behind a tree.

The man was arrested and upon being searched, was found to be in possession of crystal methamphetamine.

A 33-year-old Chatham man has been charged with assault causing bodily harm, drug possession, two counts of breach of probation and four counts of failing to comply with his release conditions. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Crash leads to impaired charges

Last night around 9:30 p.m. police responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of McNaughton Avenue and Sandy Street in Chatham.

Through investigation, police suspected that the driver at fault was driving while under the influence of alcohol.

A roadside breath test was administered and the man failed. The man was arrested and transported to police headquarters for further breath tests.

A 20-year-old Windsor man is charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit, being a novice driver while a blood alcohol concentration above zero and driving with alcohol readily available.

Warrants

Yesterday morning, police located a man on James Street in Wallaceburg who was wanted on several outstanding warrants.

A 31-year-old Walpole Island man was arrested and held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Last night, London Police arrested a man who was wanted in connection with a domestic dispute that occurred in Blenheim earlier this week.

A 34-year-old London man was charged with uttering threats and forcible confinement. He was released pending a future court date.

Accidents

Yesterday afternoon around 3 p.m., emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle collision on St. Clair Street between Regency Drive and Pioneer Line.

Both drivers were transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver at fault was charged with failing to yield the right of way.

Total damage was estimated at $25,000.

Last night, shortly after 8 p.m., police responded to a two-vehicle collision on King Street West near Lacroix Street in Chatham.

No one was injured.

Total damage was estimated at $6,000.

The driver at fault was charged with making a turn not in safety.

Shortly after 9 p.m. last night, police responded to a collision on Dufferin Street in Tilbury.

The driver lost control of their vehicle and slid into a parked vehicle and then a pole.

The driver was charged with careless driving.

Holiday scams and frauds

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