Police Briefs- August 6, 2017

Police have arrested a Chatham man for damaging property and assaulting a woman.

Around 1am on Sunday, police were called to a disturbance on Sandy’s St. in Chatham. According to police, the man approached the residence with a pipe or wood baton in his hand. He allegedly smashed the door window and two plastic chairs, then hit the female victim on the head. According to police, the man stopped once he realized he hit the female and kissed her before fleeing the area.

Police determined that the man was under the influence of alcohol and drugs. A 34-year-old Chatham man was arrested for assault and mischief-related offenses and held for a bail hearing later that day.

A Chatham woman has been arrested for care and control of her vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

Police say Sunday at around 4am, on officer patrolling in Chatham-Kent noticed a vehicle parked on the side of the road on Charing Cross Rd. The officer initiated a traffic stop and through further investigation, believed the woman had care and control of her vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

The woman was arrested and transported to the police station for breath samples. Police say the samples both registered over the legal limit.

As a result, a 43-year-old Chatham woman was charged with care and control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and having over 80 mgs of alcohol in her blood. She was held in custody and later released pending a future court date.

Police are seeking information after bicycles and other sports equipment were stolen from residences in Chatham.

Police say sometime between Friday at 2pm and Saturday at 6am, unknown suspects pried open a garage door at a residence on McKeough Ave. in Chatham. According to police, suspects stole a bicycle and air pump valued at $184.

Then sometime between Saturday at 10pm and Sunday at 8:30am, police say suspects entered an unlocked garage at another residence on McKeough Ave. According to police, suspects took an aluminum baseball bat and a women’s mountain bike valued at $100.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Paul Brophy at paulbr@chatham-kent.ca or at 519-436-6600 extension #84978. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-8000-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.