Thursday police briefs


Cops assaulted in Blenheim

Beat the heat, not the police.

Someone got into a scuffle with two Chatham-Kent police officers Wednesday night in Blenheim.

Police say the officers arrived to a Talbot Street West apartment building in Blenheim shortly before 11:30 p.m., responding to a disturbance call.

According to police, a man was banging on numerous doors and attempting to enter apartments.

The officers learned the man had been kicked out of the building several times in the past, and was hiding in an apartment closet where he was not welcome.

As the officers attempted to remove the man, police say he became assaultive towards the police. The man pushed one officer and punched another.

A 37-year-old Bothwell man was charged with failing to leave the premise when directed, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.

He was transported to police headquarters and held pending a bail hearing.

Assault in Wallaceburg

A Wallaceburg woman faces charges following a domestic dispute in Wallaceburg on the weekend.

Chatham-Kent police say they learned of the issue Wednesday afternoon and began investigating.

Police learned the woman and man were in a verbal argument that escalated when the woman struck the man in the face.

A 23-year-old Wallaceburg woman was located, arrested and charged with assault.


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