Police Briefs – Wednesday February 7, 2018

A 39-year-old man has turned himself into police after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend.

Police say they were called about a domestic-related incident in Chatham on February 5. It’s alleged that the boyfriend assaulted the woman several times throughout their relationship.

The 39-year-old has since been charged with four counts of assault and two counts of uttering threats.

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Local residents are being warned about fraudulent text messages.

Police say a text message had been sent to someone from a ‘bank institution’ stating that in order to reactivate an account the person would have to click on a link. The person didn’t click the link but instead let police know.

If you get a text or email with a link from an unfamiliar source, police are asking that you report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

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An argument inside a vehicle has lead to dangerous driving charges.

Police say they found out about an incident that happened January 30, on Wallace St., in which a man and woman offered to give a ride to another woman. However, the two asked the woman to get out of the vehicle once they found out she had been drinking.

Police say an argument started and the male driver started to drive forward as the woman was trying to get out of the vehicle. Meanwhile, the other woman sitting in the passenger seat reached for the woman in question and allegedly assaulted her.

The driver then got out of the vehicle, switching seats with the female passenger. The woman in the driver’s seat then allegedly drove forward, forcing the female in the back to fall to the ground.

Police say a 24-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and charged on Tuesday with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. Meanwhile, a 19-year-old Wallaceburg woman has also been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and assault.

The two will have to go to court February 20.