Tuesday Chatham-Kent police briefs

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Assault with a 2×4 suspect arrested

A Wallaceburg man wanted since late July showed up in front of Chatham-Kent police officers Monday, resulting in an arrest.

On July 30, someone whacked another person with a 2×4 on Edwy Street in Wallaceburg. Police say the suspect also smashed the back window of the victim’s vehicle as well.

When the man could not be located, a warrant was issued for his arrest.

On Monday, police responded to a disturbance on Oak Street in Wallaceburg and located the man.

A 27-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and charged with mischief, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and assault with a weapon. He was transported to police headquarters and held pending a bail hearing.

Fraud charges

A Wallaceburg man faces numerous charges following a fraud investigation by Chatham-Kent police.

The investigation began Aug. 11, police say, as they received information a purse had been stolen from a car, and the credit cards were used at several businesses in the area.

Through investigation, police obtained video surveillance and identified the suspects from previous incidents.

On Monday evening, just after 10:30 p.m., police say officers located and arrested the man.

A 43-year-old Wallaceburg man is charged with possession of stolen property, two counts of failing to comply with a probation order, five counts of fraud, and five counts of unauthorized use of a credit card. He was transported to police headquarters and held pending a bail hearing.

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