Police Briefs- Sunday, September 10, 2017

A Chatham man has been arrested after causing a disturbance at a wedding and allegedly assaulting another guest.

On Saturday at around 11pm, a wedding reception was held at a local banquet hall. Police say one of the guests at the reception, who was intoxicated, was upset over a verbal argument and proceeded to leave the building. Police say as he left, he slammed the glass door, causing it to shatter.

According to police, he attempted to get into his vehicle but another guest took his keys to prevent him from driving while intoxicated. A fight broke out between the two and a number of guests went outside to try and break up the confrontation. The man allegedly assaulted another guest who was gathered outside watching the fight. Police were called and located the man hiding nearby in the bushes.

The 30-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with mischief under $5,000 and assault. He was released after becoming sober, with a future court date of October 3, 2017.


Police have arrested a cyclist in Chatham.

On Sunday at around 3am, an officer watched a cyclist riding his bicycle through a cross walk. Police say a traffic stop was initiated and the cyclist provided a false name to the officer. The man was arrested and upon searching him, the officer found break in tools. After further investigation, police discovered the man had breached a court order.

A 27-year-old Tilbury man was charged with possession of break in instruments and failure to comply with recognizance. He was transported to Chatham-Kent Police Headquarters where he is held pending a bail hearing.

Chatham-Kent police are looking for two bicycles that have been stolen from a Chatham residence.

On Saturday, police went to a grocery store on St. Clair St. after a report of a recovered stolen bike. While speaking with the owner of the bike, police learned that approximately 3 to 4 weeks ago unknown suspects entered the owner’s unlocked garage located on Victoria Ave. in Chatham and stole three bicycles. One was recovered but the other two have yet to be found.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Chris Baillargeon at chrisb@chatham-kent.ca. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.