Thursday police briefs

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Obstructing police, COVID violation

Yesterday morning, Chatham-Kent police observed a suspicious vehicle on Grey Street in Chatham. A traffic stop was initiated in the area of Raleigh Street and Richmond Street.

The identities of all four occupants in the vehicle were obtained. Through investigation, the officer determined that the front passenger had falsely identified himself as his true identity was confirmed.

A 20-year-old London man was arrested and charged with obstruct police.

All occupants in the vehicle were charged with failing to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order, contrary to the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 and issued an $880 ticket.

Domestic violence

Shortly after 3 a.m. this morning, police responded to a domestic disturbance in Wallaceburg.

Through investigation, police learned that a man assaulted his common-law wife during a disagreement in their apartment.

The woman was transported to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

A 35-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily harm. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Visionary ’Burg B&E

Around 10:30 p.m. last night, police responded to an alarm at New Vision Optical on James Street in Wallaceburg.

Upon police arrival, the officers observed that someone had smashed the front glass door and stolen around $10,000 worth of Maui Jim and Bolle sunglasses.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Chadd Murphy at chaddm@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87266. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

A call for help?

Yesterday afternoon, an intoxicated man attended police headquarters and began threatening the officer working at the front desk. The man was belligerent and taken into custody as he was unable to care for himself.

A 62-year-old Tilbury man was charged with being intoxicated in a public place and released last night when sober.

Theft

Late yesterday afternoon, police responded to a shoplifting complaint at the Real Canadian Superstore in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that the woman exited the store with over $400 worth of groceries, while making no attempt to pay for them.

A 44-year-old Ridgetown woman was arrested and charged with theft and possession of stolen property.

Truck stolen

Sometime Monday night, someone stole a 2010 white 20-foot cube van from a business on Marlborough Street. The truck was last seen with Ontario license plates 150 3MH.

On the side of the truck was the company name Specialty Aluminum Products and inside the vehicle were six to eight red and blue racks for windows.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Ken Muir at kenmu@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87002. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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