CK police briefs – Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Traffic safety blitz catches more than a dozen drivers

Chatham-Kent police are reminding drivers to slow down and drive safely after 19 motorists were stopped and charged during a traffic enforcement initiative across the municipality on Monday.

Police said the drivers they stopped were charged with speeding and “various traffic related offences.”

Officers said they are urging all drivers to drive according to the posted speed limit, adding that the faster you drive, the higher your risk of losing control and being involved in a collision.

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Wallaceburg man arrested for visiting woman

A 37-year-old Wallaceburg man is in more trouble with police after he allegedly showed up at a woman’s home after he was ordered to stay away from her.

Chatham-Kent police said that was one of the conditions of the man’s release in September, adding that he wasn’t supposed to communicate with the specific Wallaceburg woman, either.

Officers said despite those conditions, the man allegedly showed up at the woman’s home at around 5:30 a.m. Monday.

He was arrested, charged, and taken into custody.

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Man accused of harassing two people he knows

A 40-year-old Chatham man is facing charges after he allegedly harassed a man and a woman he knows.

CK police said they found out about that on Sunday and arrested the man early Tuesday morning.

He was charged with criminal harassment and uttering threats before he was released with a future court date.

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Woman accuse of domestic assault

A 38-year-old woman has been charged with assault after police were called to investigate an incident of domestic violence at a residence in Merlin Monday night.

Police said the woman was arrested, charged, and released with a future court date.

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Traffic stop leads police to suspended driver

A 35-year-old man from Newmarket is facing charges after police pulled him over on James Street in Wallaceburg Monday afternoon.

Police said after they stopped the vehicle, they charged the driver with driving while under suspension and failing to produce his ownership and insurance.

He’s now required to answer to those charges in court in February.