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Assault, drug charges

On Sunday night, a verbal argument between a man and woman escalated into a physical altercation while at the woman’s apartment in Wallaceburg.

Yesterday afternoon, Chatham-Kent police located the man in Wallaceburg and he was arrested. Upon being searched incident to arrest, the man was found to be in possession of suspected psilocybin.

A 22-year-old Windsor man has been charged with assault, assault causing bodily harm and drug possession. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Dangerous driving, and more

Shortly after 9 p.m. last night, an officer on general patrol observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Grand Avenue West in Chatham.

As the man turned onto St. Clair Street, the officer attempted a traffic stop, but the man failed to stop and continued driving through the Forest Street area, disobeying a stop sign.

The vehicle came to a stop behind a residence on Selkirk Street and the occupants fled on foot.

The driver was taken into custody and found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and two cell phones. Through investigation, police learned that the man was currently bound by conditions not to possess more than one cell phone or drug paraphernalia.

A 33-year-old Chatham man has been charged with dangerous driving, flight from police, driving while under suspension and failing to comply with his release conditions. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

His vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded for seven days as per the Vehicle Impoundment Program.

10 days later…

On March 3, a woman entered into three separate Probation Orders with several conditions. Two of those conditions stated that she was not to communicate with a specific Chatham man or attend his residence.

On Saturday night, March 13, the pair were observed together in the man’s apartment building.

Yesterday afternoon, police located the woman in Chatham and she was arrested.

A 41-year-old woman of no fixed address was charged with six counts of failing to comply with her Probation Order. She was released pending a future court date.

Compliance, breach issues

Last night, police responded to the report of a suspicious man inside a store on St. Clair Street in Chatham.

The man left prior to police arrival, however, officers were provided with his physical description.

Officers located the man riding his bicycle a short distance away and through investigation learned that that man was currently bound by conditions not to attend the store.

A 29-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested and charged with failing to comply with his Probation Order. He was also arrested and charged with breaching his Probation Order regarding a separate incident in Chatham on Saturday. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

ATV stolen

Sometime between Sunday at 8 p.m. and Monday at 5:45 a.m., someone entered an unlocked garage on Grand Avenue East in Chatham and stole a blue and white 2017 Yamaha ZSC ATV.

The ATV was last seen with Ontario license plate 6RW21.

Value of the theft has been estimated at $25,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Jason Williams at jasonw@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87224. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

TV stolen in B&E

Around 9 p.m. last night, an unknown man forced his way into a residence on John Park Line near Wallaceburg, causing about $300 damage. Once inside, the man stole a 55-inch Samsung Smart TV valued at $900.

The homeowner was awoken by the noise and observed the man leaving in a silver 4-door Volkswagen Jetta.

The suspect was described as a white man in his mid 30s, who was approximately 5-foot-6 with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a light grey zip-up sweater, black jeans, ball cap, black ski mask and black gloves.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Kyle Blommers at kyleb@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87286. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Dirt bike stolen 

Sometime between Sunday at 6 p.m. and Monday at 10 a.m., someone stole an orange 1983 Honda 350R dirt bike from the backyard of a residence on Grand Avenue East in Chatham.

Value of the theft has been estimated at $1,200.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Jeremy Weedon at jeremyw@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87345. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Single-vehicle crash

Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a single motor vehicle collision on McDougall Line near Baert Road.

No one was injured. Total damage was estimated at $5,000.

A 23-year-old Windsor man was charged with careless driving.

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