Tuesday Chatham-Kent police briefs

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Morning fracas at coffee shop

A Chatham-Kent man faces charges following an altercation Monday morning at a coffee shop in Chatham.

At 6:44 a.m., police responded to Tim Horton’s on Third Street in Chatham for the disturbance.

Officers arrived and located a man interfering with business operations, police say. The man was arrested mere days earlier for a similar occurrence on Queen Street in Chatham.

A 32-year-old Chatham-Kent man was arrested and charged with mischief. He was transported to police headquarters and held pending a bail hearing.

He is currently facing the following charges: uttering threats, two counts of failing to comply with a probation order, and two counts of mischief.

Fender benders

On Monday, Chatham-Kent police officers responded to a total of eight motor vehicle collisions across the municipality.

Out of these, four were single motor vehicle collisions where vehicles slid off the roadway.

One vehicle struck a sign; two vehicles struck hydro poles, and the fourth slid into a ditch.

In two instances, police say drivers failed to remain at the scene of accidents.

At 8:03 a.m., police responded to a collision on the bridge on McNaughton Avenue in Wallaceburg.

An older model white Ram pickup truck travelled northbound on McNaughton Avenue attempted to pass a second vehicle on the right. The pickup truck struck the other vehicle, damaging the mirror. The driver stopped long enough to apologize, then left the scene.

If anyone has any information to help identify this vehicle or the driver, you are asked to contact Const. Andrew Brown at andrewb@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600. Anonymous callers may call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Shortly after 11 p.m., police responded to a public parking lot on the corner of Queen Street North and Prospect Street in Tilbury for a motor vehicle collision.

Approximately 10 minutes before contacting the police, the caller advised that a white SUV was reversing from a parking space and struck her vehicle, damaging the rear bumper. The vehicle left the scene.

If anyone has any information to assist in identifying the vehicle or the driver in this incident, you are asked to contact Const. Chris Reynolds at chrisre@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600. Anonymous callers may call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Two other drivers face charges following collisions on Monday.

At 6:13 p.m., police responded to Talbot Line, between West Ridge Line and Fargo Road, in Harwich Township for a motor vehicle collision.

Officers learned a Hyundai SUV rear-ended a Dodge pickup truck. The drivers did not sustain any physical injuries.

The driver of the Hyundai was charged with a Highway Traffic Act offence, and the vehicle was towed.

At 8:28 p.m., police responded to Longwoods Road, between Centre Side Road and James Street, in Chatham Township for a motor vehicle collision.

Officers learned a Honda Civic collided with a Ford F150 pickup truck with a salter. The collision temporarily closed the road.

The driver of the Honda received minor injuries and was charged with careless driving.

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