CK police briefs – Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Aggravated Assault

A 28-year-old Chatham man has been charged with aggravated assault after a fight outside an establishment in Chatham.

Police said the suspect allegedly pushed another man, causing him to fall backwards and hit his head on the sidewalk on King Street West just after 1 a.m. on Tuesday. The 39-year-old victim from Dover Township was taken by ambulance to the hospital in Chatham and then transferred to Windsor for medical attention.

Drunk Driving Crash

Chatham-Kent police have charged a Windsor man with drunk driving after a crash in Chatham.

Police said they received information about a hit and run on McNaughton Avenue in Chatham Monday night. They found a suspect on Centre Side Road when he allegedly backed his vehicle into the ditch trying to turn around. Officers believed the man was driving drunk and he was arrested. He also allegedly refused to provide a breath sample at police headquarters.

The 37-year-old from Windsor has been charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident, having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit, and refusing to provide a suitable sample of his breath.

Stolen Vehicle Recovered

A pickup truck stolen in Windsor has been recovered in Chatham-Kent and returned to its rightful owner.

Officers recovered the pickup truck Monday night, just a few hours after it was stolen, after getting a tip it was in a parking lot on Communications Road. The two men in the vehicle were arrested. One is a 37-year-old man from New Scotland Line in Shrewsbury and the other is a 29-year-old man of no fixed address.

They were charged with being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.

Disturbance Assault

Assault and weapons charges have been laid following a disturbance in Chatham.

Police said a man attempted to punch another man on King Street East Monday night and then made stabbing gestures towards him while holding a wooden stick carved with a sharp tip. The sharp stick was seized and the 47-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested and charged with assault, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and assault with a weapon.

Youths Charged with Theft

A pair of shoes has landed two Chatham boys in trouble with the law.

Police said a 13-year-old boy has been charged with theft under $5,000 and his 16-year-old older brother has also been charged with theft under $5,000 and assault after a shoe exchange went bad on Sunday night. Investigators said the 13-year-old boy met a 14-year-old boy in the parking lot of a local school to sell a pair of shoes for $200 but the seller’s older brother came around the corner, dressed in dark clothing, and allegedly stole the victim’s cash and assaulted his friend.

Both suspects were arrested on Monday.

Rifle Stolen

Chatham-Kent police are looking for a stolen rifle.

They said a .22 calibre rifle, ammunition and an animal prod were taken from an unlocked office at a livestock barn on Beechwood Line sometime late Sunday night or early Monday morning. The total value of the theft is estimated at $700.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Mark Smith at marksm@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87162. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Electronics Theft

Police are also searching for whoever took some electronics from a home in Chatham.

Someone forced their way into a home on Taylor Avenue sometime between Sunday at 7 p.m. and Monday at 10 a.m. and once inside, stole a PlayStation 4 gaming system and laptop worth an estimated $1,500.

Call Constable Max Bossence at maxb@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87346 if you have any information. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.