Police Briefs – Monday, March 20, 2017

CK police are now releasing surveillance images in the hopes of identifying suspects in a couple of gas thefts.

Police say on February 2 at 4:50pm, woman pumped $58.95 worth of gas into a black Chrysler car at the Petro Canada on Grand Ave. W in Chatham. The woman left the gas station without making any attempt to pay.

The suspect is described as a white female, with a medium build and brown hair. She was

last seen wearing a brown plaid coat and black pants.

As well, on February 18 at 12:55pm, a man went to the same gas station and pumped $93.40 worth of fuel into his black Mercedes-Benz. He also took off without paying for the gas.

The suspect is described as a white male, with a medium build, short brown hair and glasses. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, white shirt, jeans and blue shoes.

Anyone with information regarding either of these incidents is asked to contact Constable Andrew Craven at 519-436-6600 ext. 87306 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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More than 35 distracted driving charges were laid over the second half of the March Break in Chatham-Kent.

Provincial police say they also laid five charges of careless driving between March 16 and March 19.

It was part of a zero tolerance distracted driving campaign on Hwy. 401.

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A Chatham woman has been charged with assault after allegedly pushing her boyfriend down the stairs.

Police the pair started arguing at their home in Chatham around 1:30pm Sunday afternoon when it escalated.

The woman allegedly lunged at her boyfriend, knocking him off his feet, causing him to fall down the stairs. He suffered minor injuries and called police.

A 42-year-old woman was arrested and is being held pending a bail hearing.

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A family dispute in Chatham has led to assault charges for one man.

Police were called to a home around 4:30pm Sunday afternoon where they learned a 31-year-old man  allegedly hit his father.

Medical attention was not required. The son was arrested and is being held pending a bail hearing.

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Chatham-Kent police stopped 125 vehicles in the area of Keil Dr. N and McNaughton Ave. W in Chatham Sunday night.

Officers were checking to make sure all drivers and passengers were wearing seat belts.