Thursday Chatham-Kent police briefs


Odd behaviour leads to charges

A local woman faces charges after repeated calls to 911, including some made from inside Chatham-Kent police headquarters.

Police say in the early morning hours of Dec. 6, the communications received several such calls from the woman. She also used the phone in the lobby of police headquarters to contact dispatch, police say.

The calls were not emergencies, police say, and the woman behaved aggressively when talking to the dispatchers.

Despite being advised to stop calling, the woman left the police station and walked across St. Clair Street to the Tim Hortons, where police say she began calling once again. She continued to yell and scream, according to police, to the point Tim Hortons staff called police to have her removed from the restaurant.

At 5:40 a.m., police responded to Tim Hortons and arrested the woman. She was transported to police headquarters.

A 48-year-old Chatham-Kent woman was charged with public mischief and causing a disturbance.

Impaired rail line driving?

Chatham-Kent police say they got a call early Wednesday morning of a vehicle stuck on the railway tracks on Middle Line.

The vehicle wasn’t stuck at the railway crossing. No, instead it was about 50 feet down the tracks.

The officers believed the driver to be under the influence of alcohol. The man was arrested and transported to police headquarters for breath tests. A local towing company removed the vehicle from the tracks.

A 31-year-old Chatham man was charged with having a blood alcohol level exceeding the legal limit.

Domestic violence

A Wallaceburg woman faces assault charges following a domestic incident in that community Wednesday afternoon.

Police were called about 1:15 p.m. to Arnold Street. The officer learned a man and a woman engaged in an argument. The argument escalated when the woman assaulted the man, resulting in a visible facial injury, police say.

A 37- year-old Wallaceburg woman is charged with assault.

Elbow to the face

A Chatham man faces assault charges after a tenant elbowed his landlord in the face Wednesday afternoon in Chatham.

The call came in at about 1:40 p.m. and police responded to Orchard Heights Drive.

Through investigation, the officer learned a man and his landlord were arguing when it turned physical, and the man elbowed the landlord in the face, causing minor injury.

A 57-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with assault.


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