Thursday police briefs


Youths charged in overnight break-in

Two teens face charges following an overnight break-in in downtown Chatham.

Around 1:30 a.m. this morning, Chatham-Kent police responded to an alarm at Willy’s 420 Supplies on King Street West in Chatham.

Upon police arrival, the front door was smashed and two youths wearing all dark clothing were found running away. Following a short foot pursuit, both youths were taken into custody.

Through investigation, police learned that the youths forced their way into the store, damaged three glass cabinets and stole several bongs and lighters.

The 16-year-old Chatham youth and 17-year-old Blenheim youth have been charged with break and enter, theft under $5,000, being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000 and mischief over $5,000.

Help turns to harm

Yesterday morning, police attended an apartment in Chatham to check on the well-being of a man.

As police offered assistance, the man assaulted the officer.

A 46-year-old man was arrested and charged with assault police.

Brick tosser charged

Shortly after 5 a.m. this morning, police responded to a disturbance at a residence on King Street East in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that a man threw a brick at a window.

A 28-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with mischief under $5,000.

Drunk in public

Last night, police responded to a disturbance in a parking lot on Grand Avenue West in Chatham between a man and woman, known to each other.

A 22-year-old Chatham woman was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place. She was released this morning when sober.  

Suspended driver

Shortly after 9 p.m. last night, an officer on general patrol initiated a traffic stop on Riverview Line.

Through investigation, police learned that the man was suspended from driving.

A 23-year-old Windsor man was charged with driving while under suspension. His vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded for seven (7) days as per the Vehicle Impoundment Program. He will be required to attend Provincial Offences Court at a later date.


Around 2 p.m. yesterday afternoon, police responded to a three-vehicle collision on Prince Albert Road between McNaughton Line and Gregory Line.

No one was injured.

Total damage was estimated at $11,000.

A 35-year-old woman from Kent Bridge was charged with careless driving.

Around 9 p.m. last night, police responded to a single motor-vehicle collision on Mitton Line between Shewburg Road and Scane Road.

No one was injured.

Damage was estimated at $4,000.

The driver, a 20-year-old Bothwell man was charged with disobeying a stop sign.




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