Monday police briefs


Body discovered in burned Chatham residence

Police and fire officials continue to investigate a weekend fire that appears to have claimed a life.

Shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday, Chatham-Kent police and fire attended Edgar Street in Chatham for a residential fire.

Upon extinguishing the fire, firefighters found a deceased person inside the residence.

Members of the Chatham-Kent Police Major Crime Section are working with Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office to determine the cause of the fire.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cons. Brad Hyatt at 519-436-6600 ext. 288 or

Assault with a weapon

On Saturday, police responded to an address in Ridgetown in response to a domestic in progress.

Police arrived on scene and learned the female had attacked her former partner with a knife.

Officers located the 30-year-old Ridgetown woman and arrested her for assault with a weapon.

During the arrest, the female spit in the face of one of the police officers.

She was additionally charged with assaulting a peace officer.


On Friday afternoon, police were called to an address on Thomas Avenue in Wallaceburg in response to a suspected overdose.

Police arrived on scene, administered multiple doses of Narcan, and began life-saving measures.

A 38-year-old female regained consciousness and was transported to hospital by EMS.

Drunk in public

What better way to spend your Sunday afternoon than stagger around along St. Clair Street?

That’s what Chatham-Kent police say occurred with two people.

Officers got the call shortly before 5 p.m. to a disturbance on St. Clair and arrived to see a man and a woman intoxicated and unable to care for themselves, police say.

A 32-year-old Chatham woman and a 41-year-old Chatham man were arrested and transported to police headquarters. They were charged with being intoxicated in a public place and held until they were sober.

Theft charges.

Chatham-Kent police got the call shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday evening over a theft at a business on McNaughton Avenue in Wallaceburg.

Through investigation, police learned the woman had previously been trespassed from the business. The woman removed several items from the shelves, concealed them on her person and left the store through a fire exit. She made no attempts to pay for the items, police say.

Officers located the woman less than an hour later walking east on Wallace Street. She was arrested, and the items were recovered.

A 30-year-old Chatham-Kent woman is charged with theft.

Fail to remain leads to impaired charges

On Saturday evening, police responded to a fail to remain motor vehicle collision in the area of Garden Path and Balmoral Road in Chatham.

Police located the vehicle a short distance away on Baldoon Road. The driver, a 24-year-old Ottawa man, showed signs of impairment, police say, and was arrested for impaired operation of a conveyance.

The man was transported to the Chatham-Kent Police Service headquarters for breath tests.

While in the back of the cruiser, the man began spitting in the back seat, police say.

At police headquarters, the man blew nearly twice the legal limit.

The man was charged with; operation while impaired, operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) and mischief under $5,000.

He was additionally charged under the Highway Traffic Act for fail to remain and fail to give required information and operating a motor vehicle with no insurance.


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