CK police briefs – Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Tenant dispute ends with broken window, arrest

A 38-year-old Chatham man is facing a handful of charges after he allegedly broke a basement window and threw a piece of glass at someone.

Chatham-Kent police said they arrested the man after they were called to investigate an “ongoing neighbour dispute” between some tenants at a duplex on Park Street in Chatham at around 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said their investigation showed that a man there had broken a basement window and then threw a piece of glass at his neighbour when she heard the noise and went outside to talk to him.

The man also allegedly threatened his neighbour while holding another piece of glass.

Police were able to find a suspect a short distance away and they also allegedly found some suspected fentanyl in his possession after they arrested him.

The accused was charged with mischief, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, and drug possession.

He is set to be held in custody until June 3, 2021.


Windshield broken during road rage incident near Charing Cross

Two people are facing charges after an argument over a near-miss just outside of Charing Cross Tuesday night got a little too heated.

Police said they were called to the intersection of Erieau Road and Drury Line at around 10 p.m. Tuesday to investigate a traffic complaint where two vehicles almost got into a collision.

A 34-year-old Raleigh Township man — who was in one of the vehicles involved — was charged with mischief for allegedly damaging the windshield of the victim’s vehicle. Police said the vehicle had to be towed from the scene because of the damage.

A 33-year-old Harwich Township man was also arrested and charged with threatening the victim.

Both of the accused were later released pending a future court date.


Driver stopped for speeding also charged with impaired driving

A 45-year-old Tilbury man is facing an impaired driving charge after he caught the attention of local police for allegedly going way too fast on Grand River Line in Chatham.

Police said an officer on general patrol recorded the vehicle going 104 kilometres per hour in a posted 60 km/h zone at around 11 p.m. Tuesday and pulled it over on Bear Line Road.

The officer believed the driver was under the influence of alcohol, so he was taken to the local OPP detachment for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, the accused was charged with having a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit. He was later released pending a future court date.


Another impaired driver on Bear Line Road

A 60-year-old man from Stoney Creek has been charged with impaired driving after police followed up on a tip about a possible impaired driver on Bear Line Road late Tuesday night.

Police said they got the call at around midnight and found a vehicle pulling a camping trailer with no rear lighting near Angler Line.

Officers pulled the vehicle over and believed the man behind the wheel was driving under the influence of alcohol, so he was taken to the OPP for some breath tests.

He was later charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit.