Police Briefs – Friday, August 11, 2017

Assault charges have been laid against a man after he allegedly assaulted his common-law partner in Wallaceburg.

Police say the woman suffered swelling to her face as a result of the incident, which happened around 2am Friday.

The man fled before officers arrived and, while police were talking to the victim, she revealed that the man has allegedly assaulted her before, causing a head injury.

The 24-year-old Walpole Island man was found at a relative’s home in Wallaceburg a few hours later, and was charged with assault, and assault causing bodily harm.

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Police have arrested a man wanted for stealing from a Chatham grocery store back in in July.

Last month, police say the man went into No Frills and left without paying for $110 worth of items.

Two employees followed, but the man threatened them with a weapon. They took a photo of the suspect and returned to the store where they called police.

Officers identified the man and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The 38-year-old was arrested around 3am Friday and charged with theft, possession of stolen property, and uttering threats.

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Breaking a court-ordered curfew has landed a Chatham man back in police custody.

The 31-year-old was charged with Trespass by Night back in June and was released with a numerous conditions, including a curfew.

He was arrested on July 16 for breaking the condition and was arrested around 10:30pm Thurdsay for the same thing.

He’s been charged with two counts of failing to comply, and is being held pending a bail hearing.