Wednesday Chatham-Kent police briefs


Criminal harassment charges

According to Chatham-Kent police, a local man just wouldn’t listen, and now he’s up on charges.

Police say they began a criminal harassment investigation in Chatham on Feb. 20.

A man had previously been cautioned by the police regarding his unwanted and vexatious behaviour towards the victim. Despite the warning, the man was repeatedly seen at the victim’s workplace.

After several unsuccessful attempts to locate him, a warrant was issued for his arrest.

On Wednesday afternoon, a 54-year-old Chatham-Kent man attended police headquarters and turned himself into the police.  He is charged with criminal harassment.

Skipped court date

A man police say missed his court date last fall was arrested on Wednesday…at the courthouse.

Back in September, police arrested and charged the man with impaired driving, failing to comply with a probation order and possession of a controlled substance. He was released with conditions and an October 2023 court date.

When the man failed to attend his scheduled court appearance, a warrant was issued for his arrest.

On Wednesday morning, a 37-year-old Chatham man attended the Ontario Court of Justice on Grand Avenue West in Chatham and was arrested. He was released with a new court date and a new charge of failing to comply with a probation order.

Threats, sleeping lead to charges

A morning nap for a local man earned a visit by Chatham-Kent police officers, followed by a trip to jail.

Police say officers responded to a call to Simcoe Lane in Chatham to check on the well-being of a man seen sleeping behind a business.

The officers found the man and learned he was wanted on an outstanding warrant from a November 2023 investigation. The man was arrested.

A 34-year-old Chatham-Kent man is charged with uttering threats and breach of probation.


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