Thursday Chatham-Kent police briefs


Stalled car ends theft attempt

Karma arrives, eventually.

About a month ago, someone tried to steal a vehicle on Gosnell Line but the theft attempt was interrupted when the vehicle stalled on the driver. The owners intervened and the woman fled the property, police say.

A warrant was issued for her arrest.

Fast forward to Wednesday afternoon. Police responded to a motor-vehicle collision at Grand Avenue West and Courthouse Lane in Chatham. Officers confirmed the woman involved was wanted on an outstanding warrant.

An 18-year-old Erieau woman was arrested and charged with theft of a motor vehicle and trespassing by night.

Wednesday’s crash also earned her a charge of careless driving.

Man chokes woman, charged

A roommate at an apartment on Trillium Village helped save a local woman Wednesday evening.

Shortly after 10 p.m., police were called to an apartment on Trillium Village in Chatham for a disturbance.

Officers learned a man sat on the woman and proceeded to choke her. The woman’s roommate interrupted the assault, police say, preventing further harm.

A 51-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with assault.

Youth answers to assault charges

A Chatham youth showed up at police headquarters Wednesday to turn herself in and answer to charges of assault.

The charge stems from an altercation the previous afternoon at Chatham-Kent Secondary School, police say.

Through investigation, police learned a youth followed the victim and attacked her without provocation. The attack continued until bystanders intervened, police say. The victim sought medical attention for her injuries.

A 14-year-old Chatham youth turned herself in to the police Wednesday. She is charged with assault.

Sex offender violates court order

Shortly after midnight Thursday, police conducted a property check at the band shell at Tecumseh Park in Chatham and located a man.

Upon further investigation, officers confirmed he was wanted on several outstanding warrants, and he was arrested.

The man is registered under the Sex Offender Registry and is obligated to report annually to the police service as per the Sex Offender Registry Act and Christopher’s Law. When he failed to do so in October, a warrant was issued for his arrest.

A 29-year-old Chatham-Kent man has been charged with failing to comply with a probation order, failing to comply with a court order and failing to report under Christopher’s Law. He was transported to police headquarters and held pending a bail hearing.

She didn’t listen to the courts

A local woman faces charges after police say they found her where she wasn’t supposed to be Wednesday evening.

Shortly before 9 p.m., police responded to an address on Colborne Street in Chatham for a family dispute. The woman was located and officers learned that on July 17, the courts released the woman with conditions. Those conditions stated she was not supposed to be at the Colborne Street home, nor was she supposed to speak with the people there.

Well, now a 40-year-old Chatham-Kent woman is charged with two counts of failing to comply with a release order. She was transported to police headquarters and held pending a bail hearing.

Skipped court date

At 7:33 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to a disturbance on Thomas Avenue in Wallaceburg.

Upon arrival, officers located the woman and confirmed she was wanted on several warrants for theft and failing to attend court. She was arrested and transported to police headquarters.

A 26-year-old Wallaceburg woman has been charged with theft and four counts of failing to attend court. She was held pending a bail hearing.


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