CK police briefs — Friday, June 7, 2019

Police seize shotgun, rifle during disturbance call

Chatham-Kent police seized a 12-gauge shotgun and a .22 calibre rifle while they were responding to a domestic disturbance call in Dover Township.

Officers said when they showed up at the residence late Thursday night, they learned that a man who was there had allegedly assaulted his girlfriend during an argument.

Officers who responded to the call seized a shotgun, a rifle, and some ammunition after finding that they were improperly stored in the home.

A 53-year-old Dover Township man was arrested and charged with assault, careless storage of a firearm, and unauthorized possession of a firearm. He was taken into custody and held pending a bail hearing.

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Man charged with obstructing police

A 30-year-old Wallaceburg man is facing charges after allegedly lying to police about his identity.

Police said they stopped the man on James Street in Wallaceburg at around 3 a.m. Friday after seeing him riding around on a bicycle without a light.

When the officer stopped the man and asked him to identify himself, the man allegedly provided a false name. Police said another officer recognized the man and learned he was wanted on an outstanding warrant.

A 30-year-old Wallaceburg man was arrested and charged with failing to attend court and obstructing police. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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Man accused of breaching curfew

A 23-year-old Raleigh Township man who was allegedly out past his curfew overnight is in even more trouble now.

Police said an officer on general patrol spotted the man leaving a truck in a parking lot on Charing Cross Road at around 5 a.m. Friday — even though he was previously released from custody with a court-imposed curfew of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

While police were searching the man after arresting him, they also allegedly found some stolen vehicle documents from Morpeth, some sunglasses, and a gift certificate.

The accused was charged with failing to comply with his release conditions and possession of stolen property. He has been taken into custody pending a bail hearing.

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Man arrested for public intoxication

Chatham-Kent police have arrested a 47-year-old Stoney Point man who was allegedly hanging out in the bathroom of a business on Park Avenue in Chatham early Friday morning.

Police said the man was taken into custody for his own safety because he was unable to care for himself and then charged with public intoxication.

He was set to be released once he sobered up.

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Police urge caution around school buses

If you see a big yellow bus out on the road, give it some extra time and space.

That’s the word from Chatham-Kent police after officers conducted traffic enforcement on Charing Cross Road, Indian Creek Road, Dale Drive and Middle Line due to various concerns shared by members of the public.

Police said they will continue to monitor those areas to ensure the safety of all road users.