Police Briefs – Wednesday, January 3, 2018

A Wallaceburg man has been arrested after police say he got into a fight and allegedly punched his neighbour in the face.

Officers say it started on Saturday, when the man got into a fight with a family member at a Wallaceburg apartment complex.

According to police, a neighbour tried to step in to break it up, but ended up getting punched in the face instead.

Police were called, but the man who allegedly punched the neighbour had left before officers arrived, so officers issued a warrant for his arrest.

Police say on Tuesday at 4pm, the 28-year-old Wallaceburg man they were looking for was found on Walpole Island.

He was arrested, charged with assault and was taken to Chatham-Kent Police Service Headquarters where he has been held for a bail hearing.

A Chatham man is facing a string of charges after police say he committed multiple counts of fraud and failed to attend court.

Police say in November of 2017, the man was released from custody for the following offences:

– Two counts of failing to attend a court hearing

– Ten counts of fraud under $5000

– 11 counts of theft and forgery of a credit card

Police say he was ordered to go to court on December 5, 2017 to answer to those charges, but he didn’t show up, so a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Police say they found him in Chatham on Tuesday at around 8:20pm and arrested him for the outstanding charges.

As a result, a 35-year-old Chatham was taken to Chatham-Kent Police Service Headquarters where he has been held for a bail hearing.

A Chatham man is spending some time at police headquarters after an officer allegedly found drugs in his car.

Police say in December of 2017, a man was released from custody after he was charged with possessing property obtained by a crime. One of the conditions of his release was that he needed to stay away from drugs.

On Tuesday at around 4pm, police say an officer on general patrol stopped a vehicle in the area of Grand Ave. E and Thames St. in Chatham.

Through investigation, the officer discovered that the car’s license plates did not belong to the vehicle and the driver could not show any license or registration documentation. Police say the officer also noticed drugs inside the vehicle.

A 21-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with the following offences:

– Using plates not authorized for a vehicle

– Failure to notify becoming a new owner of a vehicle

– No driver insurance

– Failure to comply

– Possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000

– Possession of Cocaine

– Possession of Marijuana

The man was taken to Chatham-Kent Police Service Headquarters where he has been held for a bail hearing.