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Reopening charges…again

Chatham-Kent police continue to receive and investigate complaints about gatherings at churches across Chatham-Kent.

Yesterday morning, police responded to a gathering at the Old Colony Mennonite Church on Grove Mills Line in Dresden.

A member of the church, a 38-year-old Dresden man, was charged with failing to comply with a continued 7.0.2 order as per Ontario Regulation 364/20, of the Reopening Ontario Act, 2020.

A member of the Old Colony Mennonite Church in Wheatley was charged on the weekend in connection with a gathering on May 23.

A 43-year-old Wheatley man was charged with one count of failing to comply with the same order.

Running a R.I.D.E. check

Members of the Chatham-Kent Police Service were conducting a R.I.D.E. program on Longwoods Road in Thamesville Saturday night when a motor vehicle approached the spot check and began to slow as it approached.

As it reached the officers, it accelerated at a high rate of speed.

A short pursuit was discontinued out of concern for public safety.

Officer assaulted

The fireworks began in the sky, but sound up at street level as well.

On Saturday night, about 10 p.m. Chatham-Kent police officers responded to a neighbour dispute in Chatham.

A conflict had arisen over the use of fireworks and police were required to attend.

During the investigation one of the involved persons became irate and attempted to physically remove an officer from his property. This resulted in a 50-year-old man being arrested for assaulting a police officer.

Family assault

Around 6 a.m. Sunday morning, police responded to a family dispute at a residence in Wallaceburg.

Through investigation, police say officers learned that during an argument, the man became aggressive and assaulted his mother.

A 40-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and charged with assault.

Non-compliance

Just before 1 a.m. this morning, an officer on general patrol initiated a traffic stop on Payne Street in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that the man was breaching his release conditions.

A 51-year-old Raleigh Township man is charged with failing to comply with his release conditions.

B&E

Sometime yesterday between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. someone entered an unlocked residence on AD Shadd Road in Raleigh Township.

Once inside, the suspect(s) stole a MacBook Air and ASUS laptop.

Total value of the theft has been estimated at $2,500.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Adam VanKesteren at adamv@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87188. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Mischief

Sometime early Sunday morning, someone pried open the panel box and raised the walking bridge in Wallaceburg.

The bridge was lowered and the panel box was re-secured.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Ryan Kloostra at ryank@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 7144. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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