CK police briefs – Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Family argument leads to charges

A 34-year-old man is facing charges after a family argument turned violent at a residence in the Bothwell.

Police said they were called in Monday afternoon, adding that the man allegedly assaulted one of his family members.

The accused was charged with assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm. He was later released pending a future court date.


Man accused of uttering threats after argument

A 36-year-old Chatham man is in trouble with the law after he allegedly threatened to cause damage to a local family’s home after an argument.

Police said they learned that while they were investigating a harassment complaint in Chatham Monday night.

The accused was arrested, charged with uttering threats, and later released pending a future court date.


Breaching release conditions

A 41-year-old man of no fixed address is in more trouble with police after he allegedly broke a couple of his release conditions.

Chatham-Kent police said they caught up with him while they were responding to a report of an unwanted man at a residence in Blenheim just after 10 p.m. Monday.

At that time, police allegedly learned that the man was not residing at his court-approved address and had failed to sign in as per his release conditions.

As a result, he was arrested and charged with two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions. He was set to be held in custody pending a bail hearing.


Woman accused of showing up at business despite ban

A 42-year-old Chatham woman who was banned from attending a specific business on Grand Avenue East in Chatham a week ago is facing more charges after she allegedly showed up at that same business three times on Monday.

Chatham-Kent police said the ban on attending the business was one of the conditions imposed on the woman when she was released from the court on October 12, 2021.

However, police said she was seen on the property of the business three different times on Monday.

She was also allegedly out past her curfew when police found her walking along Grand Ave. E. in Chatham at around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

As a result of the investigation, the woman was charged with four counts of failing to comply with her release conditions and she was taken into custody pending a bail hearing.


Suspended driver stopped on motorcycle

A 31-year-old Wallaceburg man is facing charges after he was allegedly spotted driving around on a motorcycle even though he was suspended from driving.

Chatham-Kent police said they stopped the man on Base Line in Wallaceburg and learned that not only was his driver’s license suspended, but the license plate on the motorcycle was not registered.

The accused was charged accordingly and is now required to attend provincial offences court in November.


Copper wire theft in Chatham

Chatham-Kent police are investigating after someone stole about $1,800 worth of copper wire from a fenced compound on Queen Street in Chatham.

Officers said it was taken sometime over the weekend, adding that whoever broke in, caused about $1,000 in damage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Shaide Pallister at or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87383.

Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.


Halloween Costume Contest

Chatham-Kent police are running their annual costume contest again.

They’re asking members of the public to send them photos of their kids dressed up in their best police costume for a chance to win a prize.

In order to participate, you can upload a photo on Instagram or Twitter and use the hashtag #LittleHeroes — you can also send them a message on Facebook.

Anyone who makes a submission is asked to use their first name and hometown as well.

(Photo courtesy of Chatham-Kent police)