Tuesday police briefs

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A clean security sweep?

Moving someone’s security camera will get you charged.

That’s what happened Monday in Chatham, as Chatham-Kent police officers responded to a mischief complaint at a residence on Lorne Avenue.

Through investigation, police learned that a man displaced a security camera on the property using a broom, belonging to his landlord.

As the man was taken into custody, he resisted arrest.

A 46-year-old Chatham man was charged with interfering with the lawful enjoyment of property and resist arrest.

Teen freaks out, faces charges

On Monday afternoon, police responded to a family dispute at a residence in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that the youth threatened to damage property in the home. He also previously assaulted a family member.

As the youth was placed under arrest, he resisted and assaulted the officer, police say. The youth also spit all over the rear of the cruiser.

A 15-year-old youth is charged with uttering threats, assault, resist arrest, assault police and mischief. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Another assault of a cop

Around 5:30 p.m. yesterday, police responded to the report of a suspicious man in the area of Churchill Park Road in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that a man threatened two people, unknown to him.

Officers searched the area for the man, however his vehicle was not located at that time.

Just before 9 p.m. last night, police located the vehicle in the downtown Chatham area. A traffic stop was initiated, however the man failed to stop and fled at a high rate of speed.

Shortly after 9 p.m., police located the vehicle again on King Street West with a flat tire. The man continued to drive in a dangerous manner, however, he stopped on Inshes Avenue.

The man locked himself in the vehicle and refused to exit. Officers forced their way into the vehicle and through investigation believed the man was driving while under the influence of alcohol.

The man resisted arrest and kicked an officer several times, police say. The man was transported to police headquarters for breath tests where he registered over two times the legal limit.

A 52-year-old Chatham man has been charged with three counts of uttering threats, flight from police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, resist arrest, assault police and having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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