CK police briefs – Saturday, April 3, 2021

Group of siblings charged in assault 

Four siblings are facing charges after an alleged assault in Shrewsbury.

Officers responded to the incident around 9:30 a.m. on Friday.

According to police, the siblings went to the Shrewsbury residence and allegedly forced their way inside. One of the residents was assaulted in the driveway and another was assaulted inside the residence.

The four suspects fled and were found a short distance away. Police said they were known to the victims.

A 35, 38 and 43-year-old, all from Alberta, were arrested and charged as well as a 24-year-old from Chatham.

All four siblings were eventually released with a future court date.


Woman steals sunglasses and bike 

A woman is facing a handful of charges after allegedly stealing some sunglasses and assaulting someone.

It started shortly before 4 p.m. on Friday, when the woman went to Queens Variety, grabbed a pair of sunglasses and left the store without making any attempts to pay for the item.

When the store clerk retrieved the sunglasses, the suspect allegedly punched the clerk. She then fled the scene, found a bicycle, stole it and rode away.

Police were able to locate the woman and arrested her.

She was charged with theft and possession under $5,000 as well as two counts of assault. She was held for bail.


Collision leads to impaired driving charge 

A 67-year-old has a future court date after a collision in Dresden.

Around 11:43 Friday morning, officers responded to a collision on Claymore Line.

According to police, a vehicle drove off the roadway and into a ditch. The driver had to be extricated from the vehicle. He was not injured.

As a result, the Chatham driver was arrested, charged with operation while impaired and given a court date later in the month.


Impaired driving arrest

Calls from concerned citizens are to thank for getting an allegedly impaired driver off Chatham-Kent roadways.

Around 7:30 Friday evening, police received a report about an erratic driver in the area of Taylor Avenue in Chatham.

The vehicle and driver were located.

Through investigation, police discovered that the driver was impaired and he was charged with operation while impaired by drug.

The 24-year-old from Chatham was arrested and released with a future court date.