Police Briefs – April 20, 2017

Two Windsor men, ages 23 and 45, have been charged following a a drug bust in the city.

Officers searched a home on Henry Ford Centre Dr. at Richmond St. on Tuesday around 10pm, and found small amounts of cocaine, meth and oxycodone, worth a total of $5,500. A quantity of cash was also seized

The two suspects are facing various charges for possession and for breach of recognizance.

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A 38-year-old Windsor man is facing break-and-enter charges after an incident over the noon hour Wednesday.

Police say a resident living on Homedale Blvd. near Wyandotte St. in east Windsor called when he spotted a suspicious person with a backpack walk through the backyard of a neighbour’s property.

Officers arrived to find a man breaking into a house through a basement window.

The man also had tools and some electronic devices in his backpack.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Windsor police have charged a 31-year-old female with an assault after a stabbing in downtown Windsor on Wednesday.

Around 7am, police were dispatched to Pelissier St. where they found a 38-year-old victim with stab wounds to her hands and arms. She was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The victim reported to officers that she had been stabbed during an altercation with another female whom is known to her.

Police arrested a 31 year old female as their prime suspect around two hours later in the area of Pelissier St. and Elliott St. She faces charges of assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police at 519-255-6700 ext. 4822, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS), or online at www.catchcrooks.com.

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Chatham-Kent OPP officers have charged a 41-year-old Windsor man with drunk driving.

An eastbound vehicle was spotted doing 130 km/h on Hwy. 401 near Bloomfield Rd. on April 15 and while speaking with the driver, the officer determined the driver had consumed alcohol and he was transported to the detachment for further tests.

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Essex OPP officers laid a total of 266 charges this Easter holiday long weekend.

Here’s a breakdown;

Speeding – 143
Racing – 1
Seatbelt Violations – 18
Moving Violations – 5
Other Highway Traffic Act Charges – 33
Liquor Licence Act Charges – 2
Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act charges – 52
Impaired Driving – 1
Other Criminal Code Driving Charges – 2
Alcohol Warn Range Suspensions – 3
Drug Offences – 6

Essex OPP led the entire West Region in statistics during the holiday weekend.