Police Briefs – Monday, February 12, 2018February 12, 2018 11:32am
Speeding on Hwy. 401 in bad weather has landed one motorist with a careless driving charge.
Chatham-Kent OPP stopped an eastbound vehicle near Charing Cross Rd. just before midnight on Friday, Feb. 9, because it was going 130 km/hr.
Because of the poor weather and road conditions, the 25-year-old driver from Hamilton was charged.
Police say he also did not have proof of insurance.
A Chatham man is facing numerous charges after an argument escalated and got physical.
Police say the man allegedly assaulted his common-law wife during a dispute Sunday morning.
He also allegedly threatened her and damaged items in their home before taking off.
The 29-year-old was found and charged with assault, mischief, and two counts of uttering threats. He was released with a future court date.
Swinging a hammer while making threats has landed a 40-year-old man behind bars.
Officers were called Sunday afternoon because the man started swinging the hammer at staff and other tenants at local shelter.
He’s been charged with assault with a weapon, uttering threats, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and failing to comply.
Assault charges have been laid against a Blenheim man.
Police say an argument between the man and his common-law wife turned physical when he allegedly assaulted her.
The 36-year-old man is being held in custody pending a bail hearing.