Thursday Chatham-Kent police briefs

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Man turns himself in

Chatham-Kent police say a man they wanted to charge with assault from a June altercation turned himself in on Wednesday evening.

Back on June 18, police responded to a business on St. Clair Street in Chatham for an assault investigation.

Police learned a physical altercation occurred between two men, who both required medical attention for their injuries. Through investigation, video evidence and the severity of the injuries sustained, the officer formed grounds to arrest both men.

On Wednesday just after 7:30 p.m., a 21-year-old Chatham man turned himself into the police. He was arrested and charged with assault.

Domestic violence charges

A violent outburst Wednesday evening has led to charges against a Chatham man.

Police got the call shortly before 9 p.m. of a domestic disturbance on Park Street in Chatham.

Through investigation, police learned a man confronted his stepson regarding cannabis consumption. In speaking with his stepson, who was in the company of a friend, the man attempted to take away his stepson’s paraphernalia. The friend tried to run away with one of the items, resulting in a physical altercation, police say.

The man confronted his spouse inside the home. They argued about the stepson, which escalated when the man grabbed the woman, causing her to fall and hit her head, police say. The woman received medical attention from EMS.

A 46-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with two counts of assault. He was transported to police headquarters and held pending a bail hearing.

Suspended licence

A missing licence plate led to multiple charges against a Coatsworth man on Wednesday.

While on patrol about 8:45 p.m., an officer observed a pick-up truck without a rear license plate travelling on Queen Street North in Tilbury.

The officer conducted a traffic stop and discovered the man was prohibited from driving under the Criminal Code of Canada and had a suspended driver’s license under the Highway Traffic Act.

The man was also wanted on an outstanding warrant for failing to attend court related to a probation breach.

A 42-year-old Coatsworth man was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while prohibited and driving under suspension. The man was transported to police headquarters and held pending a bail hearing.

The vehicle was towed and impounded for 45 days.

Missed court date leads to charges 

At 7:40 a.m. on Wednesday, police responded to a business on Heritage Road in Chatham for an unwanted person on the premises.

An officer attended and located the man. The officer confirmed the man was wanted on an outstanding warrant for failing to attend court after being arrested and charged with theft and possession of stolen property in March.

A 38-year-old Chatham-Kent man was arrested and transported to police headquarters. He was held pending a bail hearing.

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