CK police briefs – Monday, November 12, 2018

Assault at the cenotaph in Chatham

A man was allegedly assaulted while standing vigil at the cenotaph in downtown Chatham.

Police said the incident happened Saturday night around 9 p.m.

According to officers, a 66-year-old Dover Township man was standing vigil when he was approached by two men and a woman. A verbal argument began, resulting in the man being assaulted. Police said the trio fled when police were called and the man did not require medical attention.

Officers described the first suspect as a white man in his 20’s or younger, with short brown hair, wearing a dark sweatshirt and approximately 5’6” to 5’8” tall.

The second suspect was also described as a white man in his 20’s or younger, short brown, wearing a sweater with bold writing ‘USC’ or UMC’ and approximately 5’6” to 5’8” in height.

Police said the woman was approximately 25 years old with blonde hair.


Break and Enter 

Gold and silver bars worth over $30,000 were allegedly stolen from a home east of Wallaceburg Sunday morning.

Police said the theft happened between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. when an unknown amount of suspects entered a home on John Park Line and stole $31,000 worth of Valcambi gold and silver bars. Also stolen was a gold ring with an oval shape containing an engraved Serbian double-headed eagle and another yellow gold ring with a flat square shape containing a snake with a silver lining.


Man Charged with Mischief

A Chatham man had a bit of a temper tantrum after an argument with his mom, allegedly causing damage to the home.

Police said the verbal argument began at roughly 8 p.m. Sunday night at a home in Chatham. Officers said the man damaged a bedroom door and threw a lamp at the wall, resulting in roughly $200 damage. The man fled prior to police arrival, but was arrested shortly after midnight.

The 29-year-old man was charged with mischief and released pending a future court date.


Fail to Remain Collision in Chatham

Police are looking for a driver who fled the scene of a collision Saturday afternoon.

Officers responded to the report of an accident on Ursuline Avenue around noon.

According to police, the vehicle was travelling southbound when the driver lost control and struck a Bell communications box along with an unoccupied vehicle parked in the Grand Retirement Living parking lot. The driver failed to stop and fled the scene.

Police described the driver as a young white woman with short brown hair and there was an older white man with grey hair in the passengers seat. Officers said the vehicle was a brown SUV or van.


Anyone with information on these or other crimes are asked to contact Chatham-Kent police or Crime Stoppers.