CK police briefs – Thursday, January 6, 2022

Chatham man charged after trying to contact woman via Facebook

A 41-year-old Chatham man has been arrested and charged with failing to comply with his release conditions over some Facebook messages he sent recently.

Chatham-Kent police said the man was released from the court with several conditions at the end of November last year, one of which was that he wasn’t supposed to communicate with a specific Chatham woman.

Police said about a month later, they learned that the man was allegedly sending some Facebook messages to a family member in an attempt to communicate with the woman.

He was arrested Wednesday afternoon, charged, and later released pending a future court date.

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Woman arrested after family dispute in Chatham turns violent

A 38-year-old woman of no fixed address has been charged with assault and two counts of mischief after police were called to a family dispute in Chatham.

Police said they were called to the residence Wednesday afternoon, adding that their investigation showed the woman had allegedly assaulted a family member and damaged some property inside and outside the home.

Officers said while they were arresting the woman, she refused to cooperate and resisted arrest, so she was charged with that, too.

She was taken into custody and set to be held there pending a bail hearing.

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Man arrested for breaching release conditions

A 55-year-old Chatham man who was released from custody in July last year found himself back behind bars Wednesday night.

Chatham-Kent police said they arrested the man Wednesday night after learning that he had been sending a specific Chatham woman some text messages even though he had been banned from communicating with her.

Police said they also learned that the man was no longer living at his last known address on file even though he had been ordered to notify police if he changed his address.

The accused was charged with two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions and was still being held in custody Thursday morning.

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Windsor man banned from driving arrested after crash in Chatham

A 22-year-old Windsor man who wasn’t supposed to be behind the wheel of a vehicle is now facing impaired driving and drug-related charges after a single-vehicle crash in Chatham early Thursday morning.

Police said they were called to the scene on Huffs Side Road near Longwoods Road at around 2:30 a.m. Thursday, adding that officers learned the man was prohibited from driving, so he was arrested.

The officer who arrested the man also believed that he was driving under the influence, but the man allegedly refused to provide a sample for a breath test.

Police said they also allegedly found some suspected methamphetamine on the man when they searched him.

The accused was charged with driving and impaired driving related offences along with drug possession and was later released with a future court date.

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Tools, scrap metal reported stolen from fenced compound

Chatham-Kent police are asking for tips from the public after someone broke into a fenced compound at Handy Bros Home Comfort on Communication Road sometime between Christmas and New Year’s Day and stole some scrap metal.

Police said whoever broke in also took off with some tools from a vehicle.

Officers said the total value of the stolen items is estimated at $3,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Jeremy Weedon at jeremyw@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 mailbox #87345.

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