Monday police briefs


Anger management issue

A Ridgetown man faces numerous charges after someone broke through two doors and assaulted a homeowner in the community Sunday night.

Chatham-Kent police say the incident took place before 7 p.m.

Through investigation, police learned that a man assaulted the homeowner and broke two doors along with two dining room chairs during a verbal argument.

A 29-year-old Ridgetown man was arrested and charged with assault, mischief under $5,000 and failing to comply with his release conditions by consuming alcohol.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Plate problems, and more

Just before 1 a.m. this morning, an officer on general patrol observed a man driving a car on Dufferin Avenue in Wallaceburg with license plates that were not registered to the vehicle.

The officer attempted a traffic stop, however, police say the man failed to stop and fled at a high rate of speed.

The officer did not pursue the vehicle for public safety reasons.

About an hour later, the officer observed the vehicle in a parking lot on McNaughton Avenue. The officer approached the vehicle and the man was identified.

A 19-year-old Thamesville man was charged with failing to stop, using plates not authorized for the vehicle, driving with no permit and having control of a motor vehicle with open alcohol.

The beer and license plates were seized and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

$30K in tools stolen

Sometime between March 1 and March 5, someone entered Industrial Machine Services on Gillard Street in Wallaceburg and stole various tools, valued at $30,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Shawn Labelle at or 519-436-6600 ext. 87367. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Car dolly stolen

Sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, someone stole a homemade car dolly from a residence on Forhan Street in Chatham.

The car dolly is grey in colour with orange ramps.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Grant Renders at or 519-436-6600 ext. 87351. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Warrant arrest

Around 4 a.m. this morning, police located a man walking on Fourth Street in Chatham who was wanted for breaching his Probation Order.

A 30-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested and released pending a future court date.




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