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Half-naked disturbance

Around 12:30 a.m. this morning, Chatham-Kent police responded to a disturbance between a man and woman, known to each other, on Lorne Avenue in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that while outside walking, a verbal argument escalated into a physical altercation. During the disturbance, the man removed his clothing and upon police arrival was only wearing his boxer shorts.

Following a short struggle, the man was taken into custody.

While in the rear of the cruiser, the man continued to yell and scream at the woman. He also spit all over the rear of the cruiser, requiring the vehicle to be taken out of service until professionally cleaned.

A 25-year-old man of no fixed address has been charged with assault, cause disturbance and mischief under $5,000. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Charged for stealing chargers

A week after being released from custody, Chatham-Kent police say a man who was under orders to not visit a certain store did just that yesterday.

On March 16, the man was released from Court with several conditions. One of those conditions stated that the he was not to attend Shoppers Drug Mart on St. Clair Street in Chatham.

On Tuesday morning, police responded to a shoplifting complaint at the pharmacy. Through investigation, police learned that the man stole a Fuse Charger and Belkin Charger. The man fled the store prior to police arrival. Total value of the theft was approximately $95.

Officers located the man a short time later on Grand Avenue West in Chatham.

A 29-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested and charged with theft under $5,000 and failing to comply with his release conditions. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

$3,500 in tools stolen

Sometime between Saturday at 6 p.m. and yesterday at 9 a.m., someone entered an apartment on King Street East and stole various DeWalt tools and batteries, valued at approximately $3,500.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Will Sharrow at willsh@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 84996. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Collisions

Yesterday afternoon, shortly after 2 p.m., police responded to a two-vehicle collision on Raleigh Street near Harvey Street in Chatham.

No one was injured.

Total damage was estimated at $15,000.

An 89-year-old Chatham woman was charged with disobeying a stop sign.

Around 3:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon, police responded to a two-vehicle collision on Bear Line Road near Creek Line in Dover Township.

Minor injuries were reported.

Total damage was estimated at $20,000.

A 77-year-old Wyoming man was charged with making a turn not in safety.

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