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Teen faces assault charge

Last night, Chatham-Kent police responded to a disturbance at a residence in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that the youth assaulted two family members in the home.

The 15-year-old youth was arrested and charged with two counts of assault. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Drug charges

Last night, an officer on general patrol in Wallaceburg initiated a traffic stop on Lowe Avenue near Base Line.

Through investigation, the officer learned that the license plates were not registered to the vehicle and that the man was driving with no license.

He also could not provide proof of a permit or insurance for the vehicle.

The man was arrested and upon being searched was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine.

The 31-year-old Wallaceburg man was charged with drug possession and several Highway Traffic Act offences.

Suspended driver

Yesterday afternoon, an officer on general patrol observed a man driving in Blenheim. A query of the licence plates revealed that the registered owner was suspended from driving.

A traffic stop was initiated and the registered owner was confirmed to be the driver.

A 19-year-old Blenheim man was charged with driving while under suspension.

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

Fender benders

Yesterday morning, police responded to a two-vehicle collision on Queen Street near Park Avenue East in Chatham.

No one was injured.

Total damage was estimated at $15,000.

A 51-year-old Chatham man was charged with disobeying a red light.

Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a three-vehicle collision on Sandys Street between Grand Avenue and Popular Street in Chatham.

Minor injuries were reported.

Total damage was estimated at $1,000.

The driver at fault was charged with following too closely.

Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a two-vehicle collision on Grand Avenue West between Woods Street and Churchill Street in Chatham.

No one was injured.

Total damage was estimated at $8,000.

A 25-year-old Chatham woman was charged with careless driving.

Parked and intoxicated

Around 12:30 a.m. this morning, police responded to the report of a suspicious woman sitting in a vehicle in a parking lot on Grand Avenue West in Chatham.

Through investigation, the officer believed the woman was in control of her vehicle while under the influence and she was arrested.

The woman was transported to police headquarters where a Drug Recognition Expert conducted an evaluation. As a result, the DRE officer believed the woman was impaired by a drug.

A search incident to arrest also resulted in the woman being found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine.

A 26-year-old Tilbury woman is charged with impaired driving and drug possession.

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