Friday police briefs

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Angry outburst results in multiple charges

Throwing something at a police officer won’t win you any friends but it will get you additional charges.

Yesterday afternoon, Chatham-Kent police attended a residence in Ridgetown after a man smashed the rear windshield of a victim’s vehicle.

Police located the male. The man approached police and threw an item at the officer, police say.

The man attempted to flee between a number of houses.

He then smashed another vehicle’s window with a large ladder and proceeded to kick the side of the truck, police say.

Officers located the man and placed him under arrest.
A 34-year-old Ridgetown man was charged with assaulting a peace officer with a weapon and two counts of mischief.

School incident in Dresden

Police responded to an incident in Dresden involving the threat of violence that allegedly occurred off of school property yesterday afternoon.

To ensure public safety, both schools in Dresden were secured.

One person was taken into custody, however, has been released unconditionally at this time as police continue to investigate.

Timely traffic stop

Yesterday afternoon at approximately 6:45 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop in which a man was located to have an outstanding warrant for three counts of assault with a weapon and two counts of uttering threats.

The 29-year-old Chatham man was arrested and held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Stolen vehicle and more in Tilbury

Yesterday in the early morning hours, suspect(s) forced their way into a storage container on Talbot Trail in Tilbury.

Through investigation, officers identified a person responsible and learned several items had been sold throughout the area.

With that information, officers recovered approximately $9,000 worth of equipment and returned it to the rightful owner.

A 40-year-old Tilbury man was charged with theft over $5,000, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and trafficking of stolen property over $5,000.

Still outstanding is a 2011 Honda Foreman 680cc ATV.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Scott Nevills at scottn@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87326. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for cash reward.

Stolen wheels in Wallaceburg

Sometime Wednesday evening, unknown suspect(s) attended a parking lot on Wallace Street in Wallaceburg and stole a grey 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer worth $2,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Nicole Bechard at nicolebe@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87057. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Burned vehicle recovered

Sometime overnight between Wednesday and Thursday, someone stole a white 2004 GMC 2500 three-quarter-ton Sierra.

Elgin County OPP later located the vehicle in the St. Thomas area. The owner has been notified.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Steve Donald at stevend@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 mail box #84980. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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