CK police briefs – Friday, September 13, 2019

Chatham couple allegedly threatens young girls

A Chatham man and woman are facing charges after allegedly threatening some young girls.

Chatham-Kent police said an argument started between four girls at the skateboard park in Chatham Thursday night. At some point, one of the girls called her mother for “assistance”.

The mother and her boyfriend drove to the skate park, however, police said the vehicle pulled into a nearby parking lot at a high rate of speed and nearly struck one of the girls who had been on a bicycle. As she swerved away from the vehicle, the driver — a 33-year-old Chatham man — allegedly threatened her.

The mother, a 34-year-old woman, also allegedly threatened another young girl.

Officers arrested the couple Thursday night after being notified of the incident. The Chatham woman is charged with uttering threats, meanwhile, the Chatham man is charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and uttering threats. The two have been released from police custody and have a future court date set for October 9.


Arrest made in eight-month-long investigation

A 23-year-old woman from Walpole Island has been arrested in connection with a theft that took place at the beginning of the year.

Chatham-Kent police said someone broke into a residence on Countryview Line in Chatham in January. A dryer, along with various tools, and a grey 2001 GMC Denali was reported stolen.

Evidence collected from the scene was sent for forensic examination. Police said a DNA profile, which matched a local woman, was generated in February.

Officers located the 23-year-old who matched the DNA profile on Thursday. She is now charged with break and enter and has a future court date set for October 2.


Wallaceburg man charged with assault

A 36-year-old Wallaceburg man is in trouble with the law after allegedly assaulting his wife while in a parking lot.

Police said officers were called Thursday morning after an argument between the couple had reportedly turned violent.

Officers later found the 36-year-old man. He has since been charged with assault.


Parent faces charges

A London resident is facing charges following an argument at a Chatham residence.

Police said a verbal argument between two separated parents was reported Thursday night. As a result, a 28-year-old from London has been charged with being unlawfully in a dwelling and assault.


Stolen bicycles recovered

Two high-end bicycles that were reported stolen have since been recovered.

Police said the bikes were found in the area of King Street East in Chatham. The bikes were not listed on the Bicycle Registry and police are trying to find the rightful owners.

Anyone who has had a mountain bike or speed bike stolen is asked to contact police at 519-436-6600 ext. 8107337. Those who call will be asked to give identifying features of the bike.


Chatham man allegedly carves word into vehicle

A 22-year-old Chatham man is charged with mischief after allegedly carving a derogatory word on the hood of a woman’s vehicle.

Police said the incident took place after the 22-year-old and a woman got into a heated argument. The Chatham man now has a court date set for October 9.


Tickets issued during RIDE check

Chatham-Kent police conducted a RIDE spot check on Main Street in Ridgetown on Thursday night.

Of the approximately 100 vehicles checked, police said two tickets were issued for traffic violations and one ticket was for a Liquor License Act infraction.