Thursday police briefs



Drug raid fizzles on Gray Street

Chatham-Kent police were left mostly empty handed Wednesday night, when officers raided a Gray Street residence in Chatham.

Last night, members of the Chatham-Kent Intelligence Unit, with the assistance of the Critical Incident Response Team, executed the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act warrant at a residence on Gray Street in Chatham and fifth wheel trailer parked in the driveway.

All they found was some drug paraphernalia, along with a non-restricted firearm and various ammunition that was stored in a careless manner. It was all seized.

A warrant is being requested for a 38-year-old Chatham man for failing to comply with his release conditions and a 21-year-old Chatham man for firearm-related offences.

Crash leads to charges

Around 8:30 p.m. last night, police responded to a single motor-vehicle collision on Fraser Road in Wallaceburg.

Through investigation, police learned that the driver lost control of his vehicle, left the roadway, struck a hydro pole and came to rest in a ditch.

Officers located the vehicle’s occupants a short distance away from the scene on Heritage Line.

A 35-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with careless driving and failing to comply with his release conditions as he was not to communicate with a specific woman, who was his passenger. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Woman assaults man with a crowbar

Early this morning, police responded to a domestic disturbance at a local motel on Grand Avenue East in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that a woman assaulted a man with a crowbar.

A 28-year-old Merlin woman was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon.




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