Monday police briefs


Machete attack

Chatham-Kent police say a man is in custody after someone took a swipe at a person with a machete Sunday afternoon in Chatham.

The encounter rook place shortly before 5:30 p.m., police say, on Oxley Drive in Chatham.

Police were advised a man was attempting to strike the caller with a machete. A description of the man was provided. Police arrived shortly after receiving the call and located the man.

A 43-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and failing to comply with Probation Order. He was transported to police headquarters and held pending a bail hearing.

Combine calamity

Five years of property fighting, apparently was enough, as police said a man drove a combine into a fence line across the properties of numerous neighbours on Saturday.

Police say seven properties had their fence knocked over, and it was determined through investigation that the incident was intentional.

A man was located and arrested for seven counts of mischief.

Weapons charges

A Saturday scrap led to charges against two local woman and a man.

Police got the call about a fight between a group of people, and learned a woman had attended the residence with a knife.

The issue spilled outside where it was reported that a 34-year-old Chatham man pointed a firearm at the female.

The female then reported being assaulted by a 35-year-old female that was at the residence.

All three parties were arrested.

Possession of stolen property

A local man faces charges after complaints someone was in possession of stolen e-bikes.

Chatham-Kent police began investigating the complaint yesterday and say they also learned the man was placed on conditions by the court to not associate with specific people.

Through investigation, police located the stolen e-bikes and learned the man had breached his probation order by associating with one of the people listed in his release conditions.

A 58-year-old man was located, arrested, and charged with possession of stolen property and failing to comply with Probation Order.


A 64-year-old Chatham woman is facing charges after a man was assaulted on Saturday.

Police say officers got the call of a neighbours’ dispute Saturday and learned someone had assaulted a 70-year-old man.

Neighbour dispute turns ugly

A man and a woman face charges following a neighbours’ squabbled Sunday night in Wallaceburg.

Police say they got the call shortly before 8 p.m. to Queen Street in Wallaceburg.

Through investigation, police learned a man and woman engaged in a verbal argument with their neighbours. The argument escalated and turned into a physical altercation.

A 29-year-old Wallaceburg woman and a 24-year-old Wallaceburg man were both arrested and charged with one count of assault.

Both parties charged in domestic incident

At 7:13 p.m. police responded to a domestic disturbance on Eberts Line in Chatham Township.

Police arrived shortly after and located the man.

Officers learned the woman left prior to their arrival.

Through investigation, police learned a physical altercation occurred between the man and the woman.

As a result of the investigation, a 33-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man were both arrested and charged with one count of assault.

Crash leads to impaired charge

Last night at 7:23 p.m. emergency crews responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Pinehurst Line in Harwich Township.

Through investigation, police learned the vehicle had left the roadway and landed in a ditch.

Police believed the driver to be under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and transported to police headquarters for breath tests.

A 34-year-old Emeryville man is charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit.




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