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Endangering life charges

Last night, around 9 p.m., a man forced his way into a multi-unit dwelling on Wellington Street in Chatham.

The man, known to one of the tenants, threatened to burn the house down as he left items on the stove, Chatham-Kent police say.

The man also placed a garbage bin and shopping cart outside a door, blocking tenants from exiting.

The tenant was able to remove the items from the stove before a fire started.

Through investigation, the man responsible was identified and located a short distance away.

A 41-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with break and enter with intent to commit arson, mischief endangering life, and uttering threats.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Assault charges against Windsor woman

Early this morning, police responded to a disturbance on Queen Street in Tilbury.

Through investigation, police learned that the woman assaulted her boyfriend.

An 18-year-old Windsor woman was arrested and charged with assault. She remains in police custody this morning.

B&E

Sometime between Sept. 15 and 17, someone entered a residence on Monarch Drive and stole 13 gold and silver rings.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Ashwin Roy at ashwinr@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87331. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Ignoring the law

On Sunday night, police responded to a disturbance at a motel on Grand Avenue East in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that the woman was staying with a man who was currently on conditions not to communicate with her.

A 34-year-old woman, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with facilitating a breach.

Police continue to look for the man, who was failing to comply with his release conditions.

Fender benders

Sunday morning, police responded to a single motor-vehicle collision on Selton Line between Kenesserie Road and Glassford Road.

The driver was transported to hospital for medical attention.

Total damage was estimated at $5,000. The collision remains under investigation.

Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a two-vehicle collision on Kent Bridge Road near Rose Beach Line.

Two people were transported to hospital for medical attention.

A 63-year-old Chatham woman was charged with disobeying a stop sign.

Total damage was estimated at $45,000.

Police also received two reports of collisions with wildlife. They would like to remind motorists to use extra caution when travelling during dawn and dusk hours, when wildlife are more active and most collisions occur.

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