Police Briefs-Sunday, February 18, 2018

Police say a Chatham sex offender has been arrested for failing to comply with conditions.

On Saturday at 10:12am, Chatham-Kent police officers responded to a disturbance on Raleigh St. in Chatham.

The officers found the man causing the disturbance and learned that he was bound by certain conditions under Christopher’s Law. This law requires those convicted of a sexual offence to register themselves under the Ontario Sex Offender Registry and abide by certain conditions.

A 39-year-old Chatham man was arrested for failing to comply with the sex offender registry and held at Chatham-Kent Police Headquarters. He was later released with a future court date of March 6.

A Chatham man is facing charges after his car landed in a ditch and his blood tested three times the legal limit.

On Saturday at around 9pm, police received a call about a vehicle in a ditch on Fairview Line near Communications Rd.

Police found the driver of the car sitting in the truck of someone passing by. The officer believed the driver was highly intoxicated and arrested him for care and control of a motor vehicle while impaired.

The driver, who wasn’t injured in the collision, was taken to Chatham-Kent Police Headquarters for further breath tests. Police say the readings indicated that his blood alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit.

A 32-year-old Chatham man was charged with care and control and having a blood alcohol content of over 80mgs. He was released with a future court date of March 6.

Chatham-Kent police say a man has been arrested after punching his wife in the face during an argument.

Police say in the early hours of Sunday, a man and his wife were at a house party on Elmwood Ave. in Tilbury.

According to police, the couple were both drinking alcohol and began to argue. Police say the argument became heated and the man punched his wife in the face causing a gash above her left eye.

Police were called and arrested the man. The woman was taken to a hospital where she was treated and released.

A 29-year-old Cottam man was charged with assault and held at Chatham-Kent Police Service Headquarters for a bail hearing.

Chatham-Kent police are investigating a break and enter at a Orford Township business.

Police say sometime between Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 8am, unknown suspects entered an unlocked door at a Hastings Line business in Orford Township.

According to police, the suspects stole several computers and some spare change. An employee discovered the items had been stolen when she arrived at work and called police.

The incident is currently under investigation. No suspects have been identified at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Neal Iles at neali@chatham-kent.ca. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.