Monday Chatham-Kent police briefs


Woman hit with bottle; man charged

What better way to enjoy a sunny Sunday morning than to get arrested for assault?

That was the case on Taylor Avenue, where police allege a man clonked a woman on the head with a bottle on Saturday morning.

Police say the two began arguing and it turned physical. The woman suffered a minor injury in the altercation.

On Sunday, police learned of the incident and made an arrest.

A 42-year-old Chatham-Kent man is charged with assault with a weapon.

Train clips truck; driver charged

An early Saturday morning crash involving a train and a pickup truck sent a man to hospital.

The crash took place on Base Line Road near Thamesville just before 1 a.m. Saturday. The train clipped the back of the truck, pushing the vehicle off to the side.

A 29-year-old Port Lambton man, the driver of the truck, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Chatham-Kent police searched the area to ensure no one else was hurt, and CP police took over the investigation.

Police say the driver will be charged under the Railway Safety Act.

ATV crash leads to charges

A man police say was not supposed to drink booze faces a number of charges after allegedly hit a parked car while driving an ATV.

Back in November, the man was placed on a Conditional Sentence Order with a condition not to buy, possess or consume alcohol or other intoxicating substances.

However, after the crash, which took place about 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, officers smelled alcohol on the man’s breath.

A 41-year-old Harwich Township man is charged with operating a motor vehicle without insurance, drive a motor vehicle without a license plate, two counts of driving while suspended, and four counts of operating a motor vehicle while prohibited. He was transported to police headquarters, where he was held pending a bail hearing.

Vehicular pinball leads to impaired charges

On the weekend, police charged a man with impaired driving in the wake of several vehicles being hit by another, and near misses on local roadways.

Police say the driver was found to have three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

Police were first called when the vehicle hit two other vehicles on Bristol Drive. One was hit on the road and another in a driveway as the driver backed up to get away.

Police tracked down their suspect and made the arrest.

They soon discovered that the same vehicle had almost hit others head on while travelling along Keil Drive.

Criminal harassment

Two men surrendered to police Sunday evening in the wake of a weekend road rage incident near Wallaceburg.

Both men were wanted on an outstanding warrant for criminal harassment/road rage investigation in Wallaceburg.

Two 19-year-old Camden Township men are charged with careless driving and criminal harassment.

Criminal harassment

After being warned three times to stay away from a neighbour, a Cornhill Street resident in Chatham now faces criminal harassment charges.

Police say they warned the man three times on the same day, but add he didn’t listen.

A 28-year-old Chatham man is charged with criminal harassment.

Assault suspect surrenders

A Friday assault investigation on Lorne Avenue ended when a man turned himself in on the weekend.

A 42-year-old man is charged with assault causing bodily harm.

His past caught up with him

A Sunday evening arrest in connection with theft from a St. Clair Street business led police to realize they’d scooped up a man who faced more charges.

Shortly before 7 p.m., police were called to the business over a theft investigation. The man fled on food, but was found on Sheldon Avenue and arrested.

Officers confirmed the man was wanted on several warrants related to other theft investigations.

A 41-year-old Leamington man was arrested. He faces the following charges: assault, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, three counts of mischief, five counts of theft, and five counts of possession of stolen property.

Fraud charges

On Sunday night, a woman turned herself into police to answer to fraud charges.

The woman was wanted on an outstanding warrant in relation to a September 2023 fraud investigation.

A 49-year-old Tilbury woman is charged with possession of stolen property and fraud.

Collision leads to impaired charges

A Sunday evening crash in Chatham has led to a Chatham woman being charged with impaired driving.

At 7:06 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of McNaughton Avenue East and Taylor Avenue in Chatham.

Officers believed the woman driving was under the influence of alcohol and arrested her. She was transported to police headquarters for tests.

A 58-year-old Chatham woman was charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit.


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