Sunday police briefs

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Assault while waiting for food

A Chatham man is facing charges after someone assaulted a couple of people waiting in line Saturday morning to access a local soup kitchen,

Chatham-Kent police say the incident took place on Fifth Street about 9:15 a.m.

Upon arrival, officers located two victims who advised that while waiting in line at a soup kitchen, they had been assaulted by an unknown male. 

Police located the male suspect still on scene and placed him under arrest as a result of the investigation. 

A 29-year-old Chatham man was charged with two counts of assault and transported to police headquarters. 

Drone helps nab suspect

On the weekend, police were dispatched to an active break and enter in Ridgetown. The owner of a business observed a masked male suspect inside his store. Police responded with multiple units and found the suspect had fled. 

Police were able to contain a search area and deploy an unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with thermal vision. 

A 43-year-old Chatham-Kent man was located and arrested for break and enter, theft, possession of stolen property, and disguise with intent. The suspect was wanted for failing to attend court and was breaching a curfew condition from a previous bail condition at the time of this arrest. 

Slow-speed pursuit 

On Saturday, police chased a driver at low speeds before forcing the vehicle to a stop.

Police got the call and responded to a possible impaired driver in Chatham. 

The suspect was located and failed to stop for police, maintaining speeds between 15 km/h and 35 km/h. A low-speed pursuit took place as there was evidence the driver was impaired, police say. 

Officers were able to perform a successful tandem stop maneuver, safely bringing the suspect to a stop. 

A 27-year-old woman was identified as the driver and arrested.

Erratic driving leads to impaired charge

A Windsor man faces impaired driving charges following a report of erratic driving Saturday evening.

Police received multiple complaints of a vehicle on Queen’s Line travelling at high rates of speed and swerving across the roadway. 

The vehicle was observed by police a short time later on Middle Line travelling at approximately 166 km/h, and they pulled over the vehicle. 

Through investigation, police formed a suspicion that the driver was impaired by alcohol, and a roadside breath test was consequently administered resulting in a “fail” being registered. 

The male was then arrested and transported to police headquarters where two breath samples registering over the legal limit were obtained. 

A Windsor man faces impaired and stunt driving charges.

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