Thursday police briefs

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Assault

Yesterday afternoon, Chatham-Kent police responded to a disturbance between a man and woman, known to each other, in a parking lot on Grand Avenue in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that during a verbal argument, the man assaulted the woman.

A concerned citizen intervened and came to the woman’s aid while awaiting police arrival.

A 51-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and charged with assault.

Theft, theft and more theft

Last night, police responded to the report of a suspicious woman in a parking lot on Tweedsmuir Avenue West in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned that an observant citizen saw the woman enter a vehicle and steal various items.

The woman was arrested and upon being searched incident to arrest, was found to be in possession of the stolen property.

Further investigation revealed that the woman was also in possession of stolen property from a residential break and enter in Chatham reported earlier in the day.

A 31-year-old Chatham woman was charged with theft, break and enter, and two counts of possession of stolen property.

Pipe problems

Yesterday, police responded to a local high school in regards to a mischief complaint.

Through investigation, police learned that the teen damaged a pipe in the washroom on Tuesday afternoon.

A 16-year-old Tilbury youth was arrested and charged with mischief.

Stop passing school buses!

Yesterday afternoon, an officer with the Traffic Unit was monitoring the school zone on Murray Street near Holy Family School in Wallaceburg in response to complaints regarding drivers not stopping for buses.

As a result, a 55-year-old Wallaceburg man was stopped and charged with failing to stop for a school bus and driving without a license. His vehicle was towed from the scene.

The fine for failing to stop for a school bus with its lights activated is $490 plus six demerit points.

Collisions

Yesterday morning, police responded to a three-vehicle collision on Richmond Street near Keil Drive in Chatham.

No one was injured.

A 24-year-old London man was charged with careless driving.

Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a three-vehicle collision on Oxley Drive near St. Clair Street in Chatham.

Two people were transported to hospital with minor injuries.

Total damage was estimated at $20,000.

A 91-year-old Thamesville woman was charged with making a turn not in safety.

Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a two-vehicle collision on Bear Line Road between Mallard Line and Dover Centre Line.

No one was injured.

Total damage was estimated at $17,500.

A 58-year-old Essex man was charged with careless driving.

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