CK police briefs – Thursday, November 25, 2021

Man Charged with Assault

A 51-year-old man from Wallaceburg has been charged with assault after he allegedly assaulted a woman during an argument.

Police said they were called to a disturbance on Wednesday afternoon in a parking lot on Grand Avenue. Police added that a good samaritan intervened and helped the woman while waiting for officers to arrive.

The man and the woman know each other.

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Woman Charged with Theft

Chatham-Kent police have charged a Chatham woman with theft and other charges after they got a call about a suspicious woman breaking into  a vehicle in Chatham.

Police said officers arrived at a parking lot on Tweedsmuir Avenue West Wednesday night and arrested the woman after she was allegedly found to be in possession of stolen property from a residential break and enter in Chatham reported earlier in the day.

The 31-year-old woman was charged with theft under $5,000, break and enter, and two counts of being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000.

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Traffic Enforcement

Charges have been laid against a Wallaceburg man for allegedly failing to stop for a school bus and driving without a licence near a school in Wallaceburg.

Police said it happened Wednesday afternoon in the school zone on Murray Street near Holy Family School where the Traffic Unit was monitoring after getting complaints about drivers not stopping for school buses.

The 55-year-old man also had his vehicle towed from the scene.

Police remind drivers that the fine for failing to stop for a school bus with its lights activated is $490, plus six demerit points.

“The real tragedy would be if you struck a child getting on or off the bus, so please use caution when traveling during school hours. The safety of our children is a shared responsibility,” said police.

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Motor Vehicle Collisions

Several drivers have been charged following a bunch of crashes across Chatham-Kent on Wednesday.

Police said officers responded to a three vehicle collision on Richmond Street near Keil Drive in Chatham and charged a 24-year-old London man with careless driving. Nobody was hurt.

Then, two people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a three vehicle collision on Oxley Drive near St. Clair Street in Chatham. Total damage was estimated at $20,000. A 91-year-old Thamesville woman was charged with making an unsafe turn.

Finally, a 58-year-old Essex man was charged with careless driving after a two vehicle collision on Bear Line Road between Mallard Line and Dover Centre Line. No one was injured. Total damage was estimated at $17,500.